After a day of intensive learning, everyone is ready to relax and enjoy more casual conversation. All attendees are invited to join the FTI sponsors for hors d’oeuvres in the exhibit area. Share stories with colleagues and to chat with sponsors who offer goods and services that can enhance incubation programs and assist client companies. Afterward, gather a group to head for one of the excellent restaurants in downtown Nashville.
Located on the downtown campus of Tennessee State University, the Nashville
Business Incubation Center was established in 1986 and can now house
up to 22 companies. This mixed-use program is one of the oldest incubation
centers in the Tennessee Valley Authority system and is the oldest incubator
affiliated with a historically black college. NBIC has graduated 78
companies and boasts a 90 percent success rate. This tour will provide
FTI participants with the chance to see incubation in practice and to
taste the culinary delights of one of NBIC’s own client caterers.