The country music mecca long dominated by Big Health gets its shot at tech startups
The creative class clusters in East Nashville, where WeWork and Launch Pad recently planted stakes. The Idea
Hatchery incubates niche retailers; and a former church is now home to digital agency SnapShot Interactive.
Local tech darling Emma, recently acquired by Insight Venture Partners, was an early tenant in two of the six revamped redbrick trolley barns in the Rolling Mill
Hill neighborhood. Other businesses, including a host of nonprofits and architecture firms,
Houston remains a relative bargain as its warehouses and factories— many colonized by artists—are redeveloped for office and residential use. This industrial neighborhood in transition includes some of the city’s coolest co-working spaces and two craft distilleries—
Corsair and Nashville Craft
4 —along with Fort Houston, a large maker space.