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Join Tennessee’s Premiere Digital Media Accelerator

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


28apr6:00 pm- 8:00 pmVARDnet Meetup


1may4:00 pm- 5:30 pmFirst Friday Fanfare: Swimming With The Sharks
4may5:00 pm- 7:30 pmMediaWorks Mentor Training
5may12:00 pm- 1:00 pmRuby on Rails Lunch & Learn
5may2:00 pm- 3:30 pmEntrepreneur Overview
8may9:00 am- 12:00 pmLaunch Tennessee Presents SBIR/STTR Workshop Series
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2jun12:00 pm- 1:00 pmRuby on Rails Lunch & Learn
5jun4:00 pm- 5:30 pmFirst Friday Fanfare

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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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