FLO{thinkery}, Thirty Tigers Among Nashville NEXT Awards Honorees

nashville next awards1111The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center honored the winners of the 2013 NEXT Awards during an event Thursday evening (Nov. 21) at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville.

The NEXT Awards were created to honor Music City’s groundbreaking entrepreneurs, as well as area businesses experiencing the most significant revenue and employment growth. Among those honored were FLO{thinkery}, which received the start-up honor in the Digital Media & Entertainment category, along with Thirty Tigers, which earned the Growth honor in the Digital Media & Entertainment category.

FLO{thinkery} builds successful businesses, working with entertainers and entrepreneurs to build new ventures in technology and entertainment, and focusing on consumer products, technology, and content.

Thirty Tigers offers a wide array of services, including artist management, publicity, marketing and distribution and radio promotion. The company also has its own label imprint.

The 2013 NEXT Award Winners:

Startup: Virsys12, LLC
Growth: LeanKit, Inc.
Market Mover: Qualifacts Systems, Inc.

Digital Media & Entertainment
Start-up: FLO (thinkery)
Growth: Thirty Tigers

Health Care
Startup: MDSave Incorporated
Growth: Shareable Ink
Market Mover: Parallon

Social Enterprise
Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc.

Products & Services
Start-up: Southern Kitchen Nashville, LLC
Growth: Brand Imaging Group
Market Mover: LetterLogic, Inc.

Entrepreneurial Partner of the Year

Youth Entrepreneur of the Year
Matthew Madlock, Unshatter

Entrepreneur of the Year
Beth Chase, c3/consulting


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