Belmont students make up four of five nominees in the Young Entrepreneurs category
Seniors Channing Moreland and Makenzie Stokel, of Evamore, were named as Nashville’s Young Entrepreneurs of the Year during the Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneur Center’s NEXT Awards.
Held at the Renaissance Hotel on Thurs., Nov. 19, Moreland and Stokel were nominated among a group of five young entrepreneurs, four of which are current Belmont students. The group also included Blake Mankin (Mr. B’s Rap App), Grace McCaw (Fitable) and Sam Saideman (Innovo Management).
Evamore, Moreland and Stokel’s winning venture, connects quality up-and-coming musicians with event planners and agents looking to book live talent. Through a smart technology platform, Evamore “produces events, creates venues and empowers artists to do even more.”
President and CEO of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Ralph Schulz began the award ceremony by recognizing Nashville’s entrepreneurial spirit and the talent it has produced. “What’s next for Nashville is sitting right here in this room tonight,” he said.
Joe Ivy, from event sponsor Lipscomb College of Business, presented the award to Moreland and Stokel, congratulating “the folks down the Blvd,” who were ecstatic to take home Nashville’s biggest award for young entrepreneurs and are eagerly looking forward to what this will mean for the future of Evamore.
While taking home the Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Award was a milestone for Evamore, Moreland said she is equally grateful for the chance to be among some of Nashville’s brightest thinkers. “It was incredible to be surrounded by the innovative thinkers of Nashville. This award was not just a success for us, but for the young entrepreneurial community in Nashville. It’s extremely motivating to continue working towards our vision for EVAmore.”
Audio courtesy of The Nashville Entrepreneurship Story.