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Big Ideas Matter

KEC helps turn them into big companies


Knox Starts Here.

Knoxville Entrepreneur Center is a business accelerator located in Market Square built to serve as the front door for entrepreneurs in East Tennessee.





What’s The Big Idea?

What’s The Big Idea?

Startup Day

Startup Day


KEC helps entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses. If you’re an entrepreneur looking for advice, guidance or assistance on how to move forward, we want to know you.


Pay it forward at KEC: become a mentor and help create the next generation of entrepreneurs.


Don’t quite know how you fit in, but think it sounds like fun? You’re right! Come learn more about how entrepreneurs are creating a buzz in our community.

KEC’s Mission:

To build a community where entrepreneurs have access to the capital, customers, and talent they need to be successful.

Upcoming Events


26may11:00 am- 12:00 pmEntrepreneur Overview
28may6:00 pm- 8:00 pmVARDnet Meetup


2jun12:00 pm- 1:00 pmRuby on Rails Lunch & Learn
5jun4:00 pm- 5:30 pmFirst Friday Fanfare
16jun7:00 pm- 9:00 pmKnoxville CocoaHeads
28jun6:00 pm- 8:00 pmVARDnet Meetup


7jul12:00 pm- 1:00 pmRuby on Rails Lunch & Learn
21jul7:00 pm- 9:00 pmKnoxville CocoaHeads
28jul6:00 pm- 8:00 pmVARDnet Meetup

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From Our Blog:

14971191692_c84fb9ce67_k 5 Knoxville Secrets That Shouldn’t Be - I’ve lived in the Knoxville area since 1981. I have traveled the world, seen other continents and watched most of North America go by from a tour van, but my...
SequoiaGiants THINK BIG - Entrepreneurs are the arbiters of “what’s possible” – they dream it before anyone else dreams it. But it’s more than being a prophet, because part of the job is actually...

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"We owe everything to KEC and its staff, mentors, and community. KEC knows how to kick-start businesses, and Audiohand is living proof."

− Haseeb Qureshi, CEO, Audiohand

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