Cultural Diversity

NEST-TN is a woman-owned venture capital firm that will take affirmative action to strive to maximize the participation of minority-owned businesses and woman-owned businesses in the TNInvestco program to reflect the racial, ethnic and gender diversity of Tennessees population. Also, NEST-TN shall strive to instill this philosophy in the qualified businesses in which we invest.

We shall coordinate our efforts with the efforts of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TN-ECD) to ensure TNInvestco capital funds are made available to minority-owned businesses and woman-owned businesses.

"Minority-owned business" means a business that is wholly owned, or at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the assets or outstanding stock of which is owned, by one (1) or more individuals who are members of any racial or ethnic minority within the state and whose management and daily business operations are under the control of one (1) or more members of any racial or ethnic minority within the state.

"Woman-owned business" means a business that is wholly owned, or at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the assets or outstanding stock of which is owned, by one (1) or more women and whose management and daily business operations are under the control of one (1) or more women;

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