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Catalyst, presented by EO Nashville, is a one-of-a-kind program designed to afford small business owners classes, forums, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help grow their revenues over the $1 million mark. Classes are held virtually and in the Entrepreneur Center, putting you in the hub of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nashville. Last year's Catalyst group saw an average of 139% growth and employed 100 more Nashvillians. To qualify for EO's Catalyst program, you must be the founder, co-founder, or controlling shareholder of a business with at least $250,000 in gross revenue, and you must be approved to participate.

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Objective: To afford small business owners who meet all EO membership criteria but operate companies between $250,000 and $1m in revenue an opportunity to participate in a program with 3 distinct segments:

 

Classroom

The program will begin with 12 biweekly classes taught by Michael Burcham, President and CEO of the Entrepreneur Center. Each class will take place at the Entrepreneur Center, and EO members will be invited to attend and participate. We are working on virtual plans as well. The classes will begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at 4:30 PM. We’ll begin the program in August and classes will conclude in February.

 

Forum

The Catalyst participants will be divided into forums for a period of one year after the conclusion of the classroom segment. Each forum will have EO members assigned to lead the forum for the entire 12 months.

 

Mentoring

Catalyst members will be mentored throughout the program by EO members and others with subject matter expertise.

 

Additional EO Events

Catalyst members will be invited to many official EO learning and social events throughout the 18 months of Catalyst participation.

 

Participant Qualifications

  • Be the founder, co-founder, owner, or controlling shareholder of a local company
  • Hold one of the above titles for a company that grosses more than $250,000 annually
  • Motivation to grow your business up and over the $1 million mark

 

Application Process

Prospective members must first APPLY to ensure they meet the Entrepreneurs’ Organization membership criteria. You will then be contacted for more information if needed, and a decision will be made on your application.

If accepted, you will begin the next session of 12 biweekly classes taught at the Entrepreneur Center. You will then be trained to participate in forum and placed in an assigned forum to participate for up to one year.

 

Costs

Catalyst dues are $3000.00, which includes participation in the 12 biweekly classes, mentorship, and 1 year of forum for a total of 18 months. The dues can be split into payments if necessary.

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