If you are an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, or professional in Knoxville interested in engaging in venturing, this is the program you have been looking for.Join Today!
Knoxville Entrepreneur Center provides access to a
regionally recognized company development program,
an involved network of dedicated capital sources,
successful local mentors, and world class training.
You've seen it, heard it, and lived it. Now it is
time to pass it on. The next generation of
successful Tennessee companies needs you.
Knoxville and East Tennessee have a rich tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and successful startups. It’s true. Wouldn’t you like to hear their stories and meet the new generation of business leaders in our community?
Jon Shieber, senior editor of TechCrunch and CrunchBase, will join us as master of ceremonies for Startup Day 2014 and help us celebrate our startup and entrepreneurial community.
Startup Day 2014 brings together businesses and entrepreneurs looking for the next big idea, investors and Angels looking for new startup opportunities, businesses offering services to startups and small businesses, regional accelerators, research institutions and East Tennesseans interested in learning what all the excitement is about.
This year’s event features fireside chats with Knoxville’s legendary entrepreneurs and PechaKucha style, quick-fire pitches from ten Knoxville startups. The event will end with a happy hour, music and lots of networking.
Startup Day is open to everyone! If you’re passionate about economic growth and the future of our community, please come and show your support!
There is no charge for admission, but tickets are required. For tickets and the latest information on Startup Day, click the image below to visit startupday2014.com.
We take Knoxville's most promising new companies and we train them, mentor them, and push them to the next level. If you are looking for the investable early stage ventures in this region Knoxville Entrepreneur Center is the place to be.Find Out More
Entrepreneurs, start your engines!
KEC is changing the way that entrepreneurs connect with mentors and investors.
from the experts.
Each entrepreneur is assigned a highly qualified mentor to help them think through each aspect of starting a business.
They've been in your shoes. Follow in their footsteps.Learn More
Share and publish documents, create collaborative to-do lists, and bounce around ideas in the message system.
Make the right connections to get your business in front of the right people.Learn More
Showcase your Business.
Publish your business accomplishments for potential investors to see. Get recognized. Get funded.
Looking to invest? Become an investor today!Learn More
Learn the Tricks
of the Trade.
KEC provides you with the training you need in order to become a successful entrepreneur.
Take specialized classes on each aspect of starting a fundable business venture.Learn More
You can Manage.
It's often said that success is all about who you know, and we couldn't agree more.
With KEC's fully-integrated system, you'll get connected with important people and keep track of those relationships with ease.Learn More