Belmont Alumni Win at the 2019 NEXT Awards

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Elizabeth Gortmaker with Alumni Megan and Jimmy Feeman
Elizabeth Gortmaker, director of the Cone Center for Entrepreneurship, with alumni Megan Feeman and Jimmy Feeman, founders of No Baked Cookie Dough

Eight Belmont alumni were recognized on November 6 at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s 2019 NEXT Awards, winning four different awards.

The NEXT Awards recognize entrepreneurs, startups and entrepreneurial-minded businesses who make a significant impact on the economy in Middle Tennessee. All stages of companies, from emerging startups to well-established market movers, are celebrated during this event as contributors to making Nashville one of the best cities in the U.S. to start a business.

The following are the awards received by Belmont alumni:

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Megan Feeman, No Baked Cookie Dough
  • Technology Market Mover: Aaron Salow, XOi Technologies
  • Healthcare Startup: Colin Polidor, CaredFor
  • Entertainment, Sports and Media Startup: Trevor Hinesley, Soundstripe
  • Social Enterprise & Sustainability Market Mover: Evan and Jenny Owens, REBOOT Combat Recovery (Nominee)
  • Products & Services Startup: Jimmy and Megan Feeman, No Baked Cookie Dough (Nominee)
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Sam Saideman, Innovo Management (Nominee)