Joe Galante is taking on a new role as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center. He will maintain a desk and hours at the center to help Entertainment and Digital Media startup companies. In fact, he’s already supporting new companies such as Artist Growth and Populr.me, where he’s an investor. “I’m excited to work with the entrepreneurs that are creating the next evolution of this sector and keeping Nashville competitive locally, nationally and globally,” he explains.
“As we’ve been getting the Center up and running, one of my strongest calls-to-action has been for Nashville’s industry leaders to work through the Center to share their incredible depth of knowledge with Nashville’s entrepreneurs,” said Michael Burcham, President and CEO of the Entrepreneur Center. “The value that mentors like Joe add to the startup process cannot be overstated and we’re incredibly excited that he is joining us as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence.”
In April 2010, Galante stepped down as Chairman of Sony Music Nashville after 39 successful years with the same label family.
The Entrepreneur Center opened its doors in August 2010 after recommendations from the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. Resources to help Middle Tennessee’s entrepreneur community include incubation space, training, networking, educational materials, and mentoring.