Entrepreneurship Village

April 5 10AM – 2PM, Freedom Plaza

The Entrepreneurship Village Showcases the innovation, creativity, and success of our outstanding entrepreneurship students and alumni through this outdoor marketplace event. We’ll have over 20 student and alumni vendors! 

Come see student and alumni vendors, check out their businesses, and get a glimpse of what it looks like to be a part of the Belmont Entrepreneur Community! If you’re a student or alumni, you can sign-up to be a vendor here

Buntin Creative Pitch Competition

The Buntin Initiative is a partnership between the Cone Center for Entrepreneurship, O’More College of Architecture & Design, Watkins College of Art, and the Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business.

The Buntin Initiative seeks to support student entrepreneurs as they seek to launch a business in a creative field. If you’re interested in learning more about this program and how you can eventually pitch at our Buntin competition later this spring, please fill out this brief interest form.

Business Plan Competition

April 18 @ 4PM, Massey 103

Join us for our annual Business Plan Competition, as we watch ten student entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes. All are welcome to attend!

Want to submit a plan to be considered? Details Below:

All undergraduate students from all majors and programs on campus are strongly encouraged to apply. Must be a real business venture that is currently operating or that is in the planning stages to be launched. Students are required to exhibit proof that their own creative initiative is in the process of starting or is already operating as an entrepreneurial business venture.

Apply before the April 5 deadline!


Demystifying Venture Capital: how firms raise money and grow

February 8 @ 10AM, Massey 103

For many, the world of “venture capital” is complex and far away from reality. We’re hosting an event to talk about the world of venture capital: how entrepreneurs and start-ups gain access to it, how venture capital firms operate, and what the VC landscape in Nashville looks like.

Joining us for this conversation is two VC experts: Andrew Goldner, CEO and co-founder of GrowthX, and Haley Zapolski, Managing Director of Jumpstart Foundry. WELLCore Credit is offered!

“Picking Your Poison” Business Ethics Panel

February 21 @ 4:30PM, Massey Boardroom

Join us for a panel on navigating ethical dilemmas in business.

Featuring Sarah Worley, Founder of Biscuit Love & Mike Lenda, CEO of The Well Coffee House. WELLCore credit is offered, and snacks will be provided!


Business Pitch Competition – Part 2

Rescheduled To February 22 @ 10AM, Massey Boardroom

10 Students are competing in our Spring 2023 Business Pitch Competition on Wednesday, February 22. 

Participants compete for thousands in cash prizes! WELLCore credit is offered!

Applications are closed.


Turning Your Passion Into Sustainable Income Pt. 2

Friday, February 24, @ 10am, Massey 109

The Buntin Program provides resources for student entrepreneurs launching creative ideas. Join us as Kristin Sweeting (Entrepreneur-in-Residence and founder Kristin Sweeting Photography and Danger School) guides us through a workshop on monetizing your passions to spur your growth.

How to Start a Business in a Creative Industry

Wednesday, March 22, 10am, Massey 100

The Buntin Program provides resources for student entrepreneurs launching creative ideas. Join us as Sarah Moseley, founder of Songbird City, talks about starting a business in a creative industry.