When you think of Memphis, is entrepreneurship the first topic that comes to mind? If not, Epicenter Memphis is out to change those perceptions. This innovative new location for business brings together the best of the collaborative Memphis ecosystem with the support that creative, community-based businesses need to thrive. They utilize a systems-based approach to help startups overcome their initial challenges while creating a thriving and vibrant community.
Premier business resource center
One of the key challenges with starting a business is having access to the tools that you need to be successful. The leadership team at Epicenter is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs gain access to support in terms of investors, mentors and customers. The top challenges facing entrepreneurs include:
- Hiring the right employees
- Finding affordable funding sources
- Marketing strategy
- Creating realistic budgets
- Casting (and communicating!) a vision
- Dealing with the unknown
- Lack of collaboration
Epicenter provides an open and creative space that encourages collaboration and communication — critical aspects of a successful startup business.
Summer of acceleration 2018
The summer of 2018 got a great deal hotter for Memphis businesses, as four intensive summer boot camps pushed entrepreneurs to their limits. The Logistics Accelerator boot camp helped organizations explore logistics and supply chains, while the Launch Delta Home Services Accelerator encouraged high-tech startups in the world of IoT to get their organizations off the ground. ZeroTo510 Medical Device Accelerator supported the needs of medical technology companies as they explored the possibilities in the Memphis area. The AgLaunch Accelerator provided more than $50,000 in startup capital and up to three months of intensive business development support.
These four summer accelerators are only a few of the exciting opportunities for organizations in the Memphis area — all available due to the hard work and dedication of the individuals at Epicenter. Learn more about how Epicenter Memphis can help entrepreneurs prepare to make a difference in the world.
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