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  • Writer's pictureKelsie Papenhausen

Core10 Named Winner of Nashville Entrepreneur Center 2023 NEXT Awards

~ Core10 recognized as the financial services Market Leader for its growth and economic impact on Middle Tennessee ~

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 31, 2023 - ​​The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) has selected Core10, Inc. (Core10), a U.S.-based financial technology company that provides lending, account opening and middleware products, as well as software development services, as the Financial Services: Market Leader winner of the 2023 NEXT Awards.

The Nashville EC announced the winners for the 2023 NEXT Awards on Oct. 23 at its annual ceremony, hosted at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, which recognizes entrepreneurs who are transforming industries and strengthening the Middle Tennessee community. The program honored individuals and businesses at various stages of growth and welcomed four inductees to the Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame for their contributions to Nashville’s entrepreneurial community. Core10 competed in the Financial Services Market Leader category against two other finalists.


"Since the beginning, we've maintained our focus on being a trusted partner for our customers on their digital transformation journey,” said Jeff Hanson, CEO of Core10. “In 2019, we were selected for the NEXT Awards Technology Startup, and now we’re the 2023 Financial Services: Market Leader. Winning this award tells a powerful story of our ability to scale – owing our success to our fantastic team as well as our partnerships with leading fintech organizations across the state that have helped us grow. Our team is honored to win the NEXT Award and is excited to continue creating opportunities for emerging talent and contribute to the accelerating growth of Tennessee's fintech communities.”

Core10 operates exclusively in the fintech and financial services industry, bringing expertise garnered from working with top financial technology providers, banks, and credit unions to its customers. The company offers the Accrue platform, an OEM Salesforce Platform provider with a configurable lending and onboarding banking application, and Mesh, a middleware layer that offers a flexible infrastructure to connect their technology system to the core. Additionally, Core10's professional services team provides API integration, SaaS implementation and custom product development expertise.


“This year's 2023 NEXT Awards brought Middle Tennessee’s business community together around entrepreneurship and was our biggest night of the year. We congratulate Core10 for the tremendous, positive impact it has had on Nashville’s fintech industry and are excited to see what is next for Core10,” said Sam Davidson, CEO of the EC.


About Core10

Core10, founded in 2016, is a U.S.-based provider of lending, account opening, and middleware products, as well as software development services. Core10 is the trusted, easy button partner for banking digital transformation and innovation. The company’s Accrue platform provides an omnichannel digital lending and deposit account opening solution to help elevate and streamline banking operations. Its Mesh middleware layer gives banks a flexible, modern infrastructure to connect their entire technology ecosystem with their core. Supporting their product lines, Core10's professional services team has years of experience building APIs and core connectivity as well as custom software product development.


About Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 2010 by business leaders who wanted to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and to celebrate the spirit and tenacity of the entrepreneurial community. The NEC serves as Nashville’s center for entrepreneurship, supporting visionaries—from every background, in any industry, and at all phases—by connecting them to critical resources and championing their desire to change the world. Learn more about the NEC by following @entrecenter on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at www.EC.co.

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