MediaWorks: Demo Day

Thank you to our teams, mentors and supporters for making MediaWorks: Demo Day 2015 a success!

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


1sep7:00 pm- 9:00 pmRuby on Rails Meetup Group
8sep9:00 am- 10:00 amSeptember Women in Entrepreneurship Coffee
15sep7:00 pm- 9:00 pmKnoxville CocoaHeads
22sep6:00 pm- 8:00 pmVARDnet Meetup


6oct7:00 pm- 9:00 pmRuby on Rails Meetup Group
20oct7:00 pm- 9:00 pmKnoxville CocoaHeads
27oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmVARDnet Meetup


3nov7:00 pm- 9:00 pmRuby on Rails Meetup Group
17nov7:00 pm- 9:00 pmKnoxville CocoaHeads
24nov6:00 pm- 8:00 pmVARDnet Meetup
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From Our Blog:

Knoxville Media Spotlight – PopFizz: A Guest Blog by Kelly Hastings - This video is a recap of our MediaWorks’ Demo Day 2015 program and was produced by our supporters at Launch Tennessee. In the video, KEC’s Executive Director Jim Biggs speaks...
Where Are the Women? - One of the most common questions I hear is, “Why don’t more women start businesses?”, to which I always reply, “They do.” Every time a woman decides to start doing...
Fadi Video Liquid Consumers: A Guest Blog by Channing L. Dawson - The following guest blog is by Channing L. Dawson, MediaWorks Mentor, Senior Advisor to Scripps Networks Interactive and President, Channing Media.  Enjoy! – joy One of the tenets of successful...
Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 10.58.07 AM Software is Eating Knoxville. (Hackathon, CodeStock, and more….) - Recently, I was in the Bay Area for a series of meetings with startups and investors. During one conversation with an investor while discussing Knoxville and its future, he made...
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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 of Audiohand

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