Entrepreneur Classes

Turn your business idea into a reality.

Ready to bring your business idea to life? Join the Discover Cohort, training for emerging entrepreneurs hosted by the Cumberland Ignite Lab and Pathway Lending.

Ready to chart your path to success?
Get pitch perfect
Our last class will have a panel of expert judges who will award the winning pitch: 
• $1000 cash to help with launch expense
• 6-month co-working membership at Cumberland Ignite Lab
• QuickBooks subscription and training
• Design help for store layout and window display
• Social media, advertising and design up to $750
What is the Discover Cohort?
• Dig into market research, design your business model, and practice your pitch
• Led by experienced facilitators and Pathway WBC staff members in Lebanon, TN
• Nine-week class with fellow entrepreneurs 
Who should apply?

• Anyone with a business concept or idea they want to test or validate

• Entrepreneurs with a side hustle or hobby they think could be a business

• People ready to invest in the first step of starting a business

“I had to stop telling myself it wasn’t the right time to start my business. There’s somebody out there that believes in you, there’s somebody out there that needs you. Now is the time to start.” – Jasmine Hall, Founder, MedCode Professional Academy & Pathway Client
Ready to chart your path to success?

Partnering to train emerging entrepreneurs.

Pathway Lending, the largest non-depository Community Development Financial Institution in Tennessee, works with partners like Historic Lebanon to deliver training to help entrepreneurs start or grow a business.