Are you looking to start business or have a new business and need help? Live outside of Knoxville and want to stay in your community?
CO.STARTERS is designed just for you.
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.
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Throughout this business model discovery process, participants identify and test business assumptions through customer interactions, develop a functioning business model, learn valuable management and marketing skills, and receive constructive feedback from advisor, peers, and former grads. At the end, you’ll have the tools, framework, and momentum you need to make your vision a reality–and the best part is you won’t be in it alone.
WHO’S IT FOR?
If you're an aspiring entrepreneur, or a seasoned entrepreneur looking to launch a new product or service, CO.STARTERS is for you. The only real prerequisites are: having a business idea you're ready, willing and excited to share and work on; and a willingness to study, shape and fine-tune that idea in a supportive, collaborative and welcoming environment. If you're creative and community-minded, and you’re serious about turning your passion into a sustainable small business, we're looking for you.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
During CO.STARTERS, you're not being lectured. This is an action-driven, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of like-minded entrepreneurs, led by a facilitator who'll introduce concepts and help you immediately put them to work. We'll discuss concepts, problems and solutions during class; you'll apply them to your project or business during the week; and we'll review and fine-tune together, so we're all shaping toward success. You'll leave the program with a deep understanding of how to create a viable business, and how to repeat that process with your next great idea.
Inspired by The Business Model Canvas, the CO.STARTERS Canvas provides an intuitive visual map to help participants understand, organize and test their business ideas.
Check out www.knoxec.com/costarters for more details!
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