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

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KEC helps entrepreneurs in Knoxville 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


21aug6:00 pm- 9:00 pmCo.Starters
25aug11:00 am- 2:00 amOffice Hours with Al Moffatt
29aug12:30 pm- 1:30 pmKEC Lift-Off


11sep6:00 pm- 9:00 pmCo.Starters
12sep9:00 am- 10:00 amWomen in Entrepreneurship Coffee
12sep5:30 pm- 6:30 pmKEC Lift Off at Night
18sep7:30 am- 12:00 pmFuture865
18sep6:00 pm- 9:00 pmCo.Starters
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2oct6:00 pm- 9:00 pmCo.Starters
9oct6:00 pm- 9:00 pmCo.Starters
10oct9:00 am- 10:00 amWomen in Entrepreneurship Coffee
16oct6:00 pm- 9:00 pmCo.Starters
23oct6:00 pm- 9:00 pmCo.Starters
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From Our Blog:

10 Reasons to Join CO. Starters - CO. Starters is a nine-week business development program that helps aspiring entrepreneurs put ideas into action to turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving small business. If you still...
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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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