The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC), an industry leader in the acceleration and growth of startup businesses, today announced a new sponsorship with Frazier & Deeter designed to further support startup activity in Nashville.
The Nashville Entrepreneur Center will work with Frazier & Deeter’s CPAs and advisors to strengthen support and mentoring for entrepreneurs. The Nashville Entrepreneur Center, a 501(C)3 organization, was launched in 2010 to connect promising entrepreneurs with investors, mentors and the critical resources they need to accelerate the launch of startup businesses across all industries.
EC Chief Executive Officer Michael Burcham said, “We are delighted to have Frazier & Deeter on board as we help the startups of this city grow. Their commitment to entrepreneurs has already made Frazier & Deeter an asset to the entrepreneurial community in Nashville and this step will further strengthen their impact.”
Frazier & Deeter Nashville Managing Partner Jason Meadows said, “Working with the Entrepreneur Center to foster the success of new companies adds a new dimension to Frazier & Deeter’s long-term commitment to entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneurial CPA firm with the original founders still actively involved in the firm’s growth, Frazier & Deeter sees the Entrepreneur Center’s mission as critical to the growth of Tennessee’s economy.” Founded in Atlanta in 1981, Frazier & Deeter expanded to Nashville in 2012. The firm has been expanding rapidly and has been recognized for the past two years as one of the fastest growing large firms in the country. Frazier & Deeter has four offices in the Southeast, including Nashville, two in metro Atlanta and one in Tampa, Florida.
The firm’s entrepreneurial spirit shows in the series of businesses that the firm has launched. In the late 1990s the firm spun off a wealth management practice, Signature FD, which has grown to manage over $2 billion in assets. More recently the firm established two new subsidiaries, FD Fund Administration and FD Venture Farm. FD Fund Administration provides outsourced fund administration and investor relation services to complex real estate and private equity funds. FD Venture Farm is a technology company that provides software as a service private-label platforms for entrepreneurial ecosystems.
This new sponsorship will enable Frazier & Deeter to expand its engagement with entrepreneurs across the region.