About NBIC

For more than three decades, NBIC has provided business development resources to entrepreneurs, helping them to grow their enterprises, create jobs, and generate wealth in their respective communities.  

Today, with more than 30 years of success, NBIC continues to play a vital role in strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Middle Tennessee, growing small businesses from tiny acorns to mighty oaks. 


Marco Perez

Director of Operations and Finance

Saturnie L. Antoine

R.I.S.E UP Program Manager

Keith Simmons

Communications Manager

Octavia Wilson-Simmons

Special Projects Coordinator

Abigail DaSilva

Marketing Coordinator

Bailee Copeland

Administrative Assistant

Phylanice Nashe

Entrepreneur in Residence

Coming Soon

As we expand into new communities, we will continue to close the wealth gap across the country, growing tiny acorns into mighty oaks.

The Nashville Business Incubation Center is lead by Chief Executive Officer Angela Crane-Jones. Angela Crane-Jones has served NBIC since 2003, being appointed to this role, after progressive experience with the organization, in 2013. Previously, she served as Interim CEO, where she forged business relationships with the Small Business Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, IRS, Veterans Affairs, and Operation Stand Down among others to provide additional training and educational opportunities for the businesses at the Incubation Center and Entrepreneur community at-large. She began her tenure with NBIC as Assistant Director from 2003 – 2012, Mrs. Crane-Jones took an active leadership role in securing consulting services for the center’s clients, developing community resources and developing programs supporting the needs of NBIC clients. Prior to joining the center’s staff, Mrs. Crane-Jones was owner/operator of two Dairy Queen Restaurants where she gained valuable experience in retail and food operations, marketing and forecasting. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Master of Arts degree from Tennessee State University.

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