WHERE TO TALK SHOP
Conduct your first interview with coffee at 7 a.m. and finish your last sales meeting over cocktails as late as 1 a.m. at Pinewood
Social. 10 The restaurant-coffeeshop-craft-barworkspace’s round tables are big enough for meetings, and semiprivate rooms are ideal for poaching talent. Then again, there’s always bowling—and swimming.
Across the street from Belmont University, students hatch startups at
Bongo Java, known as Nashville’s oldest coffeehouse.
August marks the debut of Nashville
Is, a weeklong festival that combines health care and tech startup events with an annual music series. Founders can enter pitch competitions or speed-date with investors.