Belmont Entrepreneurship Program Ranked No. 1 in Tennessee by The Princeton Review 

Jasmine Simmons | November 16, 2022

The Thomas F. Cone Sr. Center for Entrepreneurship has ranked No 1. in Tennessee, No.5 in the South and 26th overall, in recently released rankings by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur magazine. Consistently among the top schools for entrepreneurship, Belmont has ranked in this list’s top 30 over the last five years and yielded 105 alumni-started companies in the same amount of time. 

Each year, The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur curate a list “to point students in the right direction of the top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs for entrepreneurs.” More than 250 colleges and universities in U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe are considered. 

Offering 33 entrepreneurship courses, Belmont supports entrepreneurial-minded students by providing mentorship, real-world experience and innovative programming to ensure the entrepreneurial success of students.  

Elizabeth Gortmaker, Director of the Thomas F. Cone Sr. Center for Entrepreneurship said, “Entrepreneurship is woven across campus to engage all students. Whether someone is starting with an idea or actively growing their business, we have the tools to guide them to success. We are equipping students with entrepreneurial skills, data literacy and a redemptive mindset to become a force for positive change.”  

With an expanded Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program, The Hatchery think tank, dedicated student organizations and on campus student-run businesses, the Cone Center for Entrepreneurship at Belmont continues to lead the way for entrepreneurship in Nashville and beyond.