Thomas F. Cone Center for Entrepreneurship

Thomas F. Cone

Center for Entrepreneurship


What we do


We offer a wide variety of programming to support our students' needs. All activities strategically fall under the three main pillars of the Center for Entrepreneurship: resources for practicing entrepreneurs, two on-campus businesses, and student organizations.





Student Run Businesses

The Campus-Based Business Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to create and run a variety of retail businesses on campus. These opportunities offer experiential learning opportunities for students who do not have a business of their own. Approximately 3,400 square feet of prime retail space has been set aside by Belmont University for students to use to develop retail or services businesses.


House Of

A student-run community-focused retail experience with locally made or designed goods.


Boulevard Record Shop

Vinyl, live music, coffee and music accessories.


Meet our Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our Entrepreneur-in-Residence program provides a unique opportunity for students to be coached by a seasoned entrepreneur. This year, our 2 EIRs offer dedicated office hours to give one-on-one advising to student entrepreneurs and to help support our other programs for entrepreneurs. If you're looking for some guidance with your business, sign up for a time below to meet with Arnie Malham or Dan Hogan!  Click here to read more about Dan and Arnie.


Arnie Malham

Arnie founded multiple companies on the premise of putting culture first and authored the book Worth Doing Wrong.


Dan Hogan

Dan founded Medalogix, a healthcare analytics company, and has been an honored as Nashville’s “2016 Entrepreneur of the Year”

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The Hatchery 

The Hatchery is Belmont’s entrepreneur co-working space. The Hatchery is for students that are interested in starting a business or are in early stages of business development. It provides basic business infrastructure and meeting space while creating room for collaborative opportunities. Students of any major can apply to have access to The Hatchery, located in the Beaman Student Life Center.


The Accelerator

The Belmont Accelerator is for any Belmont undergraduate student who is launching or running a business. This program is for students who are dedicated to learning and growing a business. Membership includes dedicated office space, consistent time with our Entrepreneur in Residence, and resources and opportunities to take your business to the next level! The Accelerator starts at the beginning of the each semester.

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Student Organizations

We believe that student organizations allow our student to expand their education, network, and participate in national competitions. Through these organizations, students can connect with other students and faculty, to expand their skillsets and receive recognition for their hard work.



DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs through competitions that provide opportunities to gain confidence and experience in business scenarios and public speaking.


Enactus partners with nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in Nashville and abroad, on multiple real world projects, while at the same time helping those in need.

Sigma Nu Tau

Sigma Nu Tau is an entrepreneurship honor society with the mission to promote, recognize, and reward academic excellence in entrepreneurship.

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The Belmont entrepreneurship community is alive and robust, not just while in college, but also beyond graduation. We believe that Belmont University is an entrepreneurial community and space. Whether you were an entrepreneurship student, took advantage of the resources from our Center, or attended Belmont University to study something else, welcome. We are glad you are here. If you went to Belmont and you have a business, please update us on what you are up to via the link below.



businesses started

In the last 10 years, alumni of Belmont University have started 265 businesses.



still in business

Of those 265 businesses, 67% are still in business today.



dollars raised

These businesses have raised a known $151,900,000 in capital funding.


Wall of Fame

Our Alumni Wall of Fame features many of the businesses started by our alumni. It is located in the Hatchery, and is visible in the Beaman Student Life Center. Wondering why your business wasn’t featured? Update us on your business here.