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Nashville En­tre­pre­neur Cen­ter’s classes and ac­cel­er­a­tor-like pro­grams in­clude two for the city’s hottest ver­ti­cals— health care and mu­sic.

The maker spa­ces and ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams at Wond’ry serve the Van­der­bilt com­mu­nity and other cre­atives and as­pir­ing en­trepreneurs. Re­cent ven­tures started there in­clude Leaf, which uses blockchain to help refu- gees move their money, and a VR com­pany fight­ing opi­oid ad­dic­tion. Se­rial en­tre­pre­neur John Wark launched Nashville Soft­ware School 7 to pump de­vel­oper tal­ent into lo­cal firms. The non­profit pro­vides “op­por­tu­nity tu­ition” for half its stu­dents, which in­cludes de­fer­ral of most fees un­til af­ter they are em­ployed. Its un­usu­ally di­verse stu­dent body in­cludes vet­er­ans, wait­ers, and mu­si­cians.

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