We Have A New Center Home In Germantown!

Over the last 31 years we have helped build sustainable businesses you have grown to love in Nashville and beyond. Now, we are excited to announce our own move forward with a new center space in Germantown. Check out a highlight of all the  great new additions we have in store for our program and entrepreneur offerings. Then, make sure to attend our Ribbon Cutting + Open House on Tuesday, March 13th.


We are now located in the BowTruss Building (aka the brick building with the redpepper sign at the corner of 3rd & Jefferson).

Our new home:

1009 3rd Ave. N., Suite 100

Nashville, TN 37201

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With a fresh new space, of course comes new offerings and we are excited to announce we will now be offering co-working. Come by for a tour, check out our new digs and see if you want to call our space your business home, away from home.


Not ready to commit to The NBIC Incubator Program….no worries, you can now have a dedicated desk in our center to help grow your business while surrounding yourself with other like-minded entrepreneurs.


We will begin providing more series open to the public that allow you to learn how to grow your focused on specific industry niches. To kick-off this series, we will hold the Digital Studio Series presented by Happy Balance Digital. Purchase your tickets here.

Also, if you feel you would be an ideal partner to help craft our next workshop series, email nbic@nbiconline.com in order for us to connect and collaborate.


Each year a select group of entrepreneurs complete the NBIC’s long-standing incubator program by scaling their business to $1 million+ and/or employ 5 or more.  We celebrated and honored their accomplishments on Thursday, January 25, 2018, along with other community supporters and leaders who believe in our mission.


Crystal De Luna Bogan & Joseph Bogan – The Grilled Cheeserie

John Curry – John Curry Electric

Reggie Polk – Polk Construction

Michael Weiss – MedForward

Chairman’s Award – Bryce Adkins

Mighty Oaks Leadership Award – Charlotte Peacock

Collaborator of the Year – University of TN, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (UTPTAC)

Keynote Speaker – Derek Young, YMG Enterprises (NBIC Past Graduate)

Check out the highlights below:



NBIC alumni/CEO’S from, Slim & Husky, Grilled Cheeserie & Move-On, joined us at Redpepper to talk about how they maneuver the social media game in this new age of selfies, memes, and gifs. These entrepreneurs shared key gems you can implement today.


1.KEEP IT REAL says Slim & Husky’s

The fellas over at Slim & Husky’s focus on sharing posts that speak to them, their pizza loving community and “I love the 90’s” brand. They have a posting model that focuses on 3 categories: shots of their pizza and shop, their customers and their community including candids with the latest celebrities that have to make a pizza run when they are in town. By focusing on category visuals they naturally connect with on a daily basis, they never have a shortage of images or words to share. I guess that’s why they were able to grow an Instagram following alone over 13,000 in less than a year.

2. KEEP IT CONSISTENT says The Grilled Cheeserie

Chef and co-founder, Crystal is actually the woman behind The Grilled Cheeserie’s social media. She likes to connect with her customers and has a clear schedule on what, when and where she posts each week. She shared that being consistent really helped Nashville’s beloved food truck grow their following even before they officially launched. Prior to launching, they would always post on Twitter the upcoming location they would be for the day so customers would know how to find them. As Crystal stated, if we didn’t post or were not at the location referenced we knew that could deter people and we always wanted to ensure our customers could trust us. Well, 40,000 Twitter followers later, I would say mission accomplished.

3. KEEP IT MOVING says Move On

From wearing fur to fun memes, Bryce, the founder of Move On, is constantly trying to figure out how to make the pain of moving a little more fun. With a traditional, not so glam brand being able to test and try out new things is imperative to figuring out what works for your social media channels.