Isaac Addae is the creator of Conscious Conversations and Black Entrepreneurship Week in Nashville. ¬†He is all about social justice and cultivating the local black community.¬†
Why are you lovin’ Nashville right now::¬†
Nashville is a city experiencing rapid growth, and where there’s growth, there’s opportunity. I’m lovin’ the many opportunities that exist in Nashville and I look forward to helping urban communities benefit from them.
Tell us about what you are creating in Nashville::
The Hub for Urban Entrepreneurship, Inc. (HUE) is a Nashville-based social enterprise that seeks to encourage the development of entrepreneurs in urban communities. ¬†In November 2016, HUE announced a new program, Black Entrepreneurship Week 2016. ¬†Launching during Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 14 – 20, 2016), HUE is leading the effort to bring recognition to the efforts of Black entrepreneurs. ¬†Starting in Nashville, Black Entrepreneurship Week consists of a series of events that highlight various aspects of Black businesses in urban communities across the United States.
How did you get started::¬†
The motivation for HUE was driven by a recognized need for entrepreneurial support in urban Nashville communities. ¬†While many resources exist to support entrepreneurs, we believe that urban entrepreneurs face unique challenges that may not be fully addressed by traditional means. ¬†As a result, we created HUE with the goal of encouraging economic and community development in urban communities through the promotion of entrepreneurship.
Our community is all about living local, what are a few things you love to do in the city::¬†
HUE differentiates itself from other local resources that support entrepreneurs by maintaining a focus in minority communities.
Quote and/or Scripture you live by::
To whom much is given, much is required.
In Nashville we love to brunch, happy hour or coffee/tea it up. What do you prefer::
While I’m a huge fun of brunch, happy hour and good coffee/tea, I tend to indulge in coffee/tea more frequently. ¬†I’m typically somewhere working or thinking, and both coffee and tea stimulate my mind. ¬†Coffee during the day, tea in the evening.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND ISAAC::