DECEMBER 2016 graduates

May - November 2016


Actual Food Nashville

ACTUAL FOOD NASHVILLE is an amazing catering company and an eclectic event space. Our product demonstrates freshness, quality of origin, high production standards, sustainability, and  flavor.

—Daniel Forberg, Owner/Chef 


Bloomfield Originals

BLOOMFIELD ORIGINALS provides quality custom cabinetry to high-end homes beginning with a design concept, building and finishing, and completing the project with a timely and professional installation.

—Rick and Ellen Bloomfield, Owners


Bullhorn Media

BULLHORN MEDIA is a video production company based in Nashville, TN. We help companies and nonprofits generate more leads, revenue, and fundraising dollars by building a human connection to their audience through the power of video. 

—Chris Raines, Owner and Creative Director


Denor Brands & Public Relations

DENOR Brands & Public Relations is a boutique public relations, integrated marketing, and brand strategy firm in Nashville. It helps established businesses and brands increase visibility, engage their audiences, and grow their bottom lines through compelling storytelling, dynamic visuals, and strategic action.

—Ashley Northington, Director


Good Wood Nashville

GOOD WOOD NASHVILLE uses reclaimed lumber and barn wood to create works of art for our clients.

—Dave Puncochar, Owner


Green fleet Bikes

GREEN FLEET BIKES is dedicated to helping people experience the best of Nashville by bicycle. The company started in 2009 as a bicycle courier service and has grown to offer guided tours of the city and a full service bicycle shop.

—Austin Bauman, Owner


High Note Gifts

HIGH NOTE GIFTS brings you the very best of Nashville’s unique artisan creations in every one of our customizable specialty gifts. Featuring 100% locally sourced, small-batch products, our carefully curated collections let you share an authentic Nashville experience, nationwide.

—Ilex Pounders and Sarah Loutner, Owners


Jake's Bakes

JAKE’S BAKES is a warm-cookie delivery business that also offers individual cookies, custom cookie cakes, and ice cream sandwiches in its retail shop on Elliston Place.

—Jake Veyhl, President/Owner


Kings Interiors

KINGS INTERIORS is a full service custom furniture, upholstery and window treatment manufacturer servicing commercial and residential clients.

—Tony Amado, Owner 



LOVENOISE is a niche marketing and promotions company that produces high quality urban music events.    

—Eric Holt and Bryce Page, Partners


Oak Nashville

OAK NASHVILLE creates and curates one of a kind items that inspire you to reimagine your space and redefine how you live in it.

—Ginny Pope, Owner/Boss Lady


S&E African Hair Braiding

S & E AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING has been braiding hair in Nashville for over seven years. In response to the frequency of working with terribly damaged hair, the company launched Neta’s Natural hair products made from 100% natural ingredients to strengthen hair and support girls’ education in Africa.

—Martha Lupai, Owner


Solace Oral Surgery

SOLACE ORAL SURGERY focuses on providing the best oral surgery in a comfortable, caring environment. Our doctors practice a full scope of oral surgery with exper se ranging from sinus li s to wisdom teeth removal.    

—Eva Angelina Romero, CFO/Co-Owner



TOLLESON MCCOY’s specialty is visual communication on in the third dimension; wayfinding, identity, information design and branding.

—Laura McCoy and Ansley Tolleson, Partners



West End Insurance

WEST END INSURANCE is backed by more than 90 years of insurance experience in partnership with ERIE Insurance. Our philosophy is to uncomplicate insurance by helping you understand your best options so that you confidently move forward in life.

—Andrew Sherrod, Owner


Wide Open Food Company

WIDE OPEN FOOD COMPANY is a bottling company that produces the 6 Delicious Flavors of Anything Sauces and 2 Dizzeebyrd's Famous Spices! Available at Kroger’s in the Pick TN "Discover Local" section or order online!

—Rashelle and Martee Rule, Owners