White House welcomes Nashville entrepreneur Marcus Whitney


Nashville entrepreneur and Jumpstart Foundry President Marcus Whitney visited the White House on Monday as part of the South by South Lawn festival.

Marcus Whitney on White House lawn

The festival highlights ideas and innovation underway across the U.S.

Whitney co-founded social media advertising company Moontoast, now called Spendsetter, and is involved in several technology and entrepreneurship initiatives in Nashville. Most recently, he launched the Unlikely Company, which seeks to help other entrepreneurs build businesses.

“Marcus has played a huge role in pushing Nashville to become a top city for technology and innovation,” U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper said in a statement. “Marcus is one of our strongest leaders, and it’s no surprise he’s at the White House today showing what Nashville has to offer.”

Whitney also is part of the investor group that owns Nashville SC, a new United Soccer League franchise.

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