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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


23sep10:00 am- 4:00 pmThe Maker City Summit
24sep9:30 am- 11:00 amEric Meyerson Social Media Workshop – Round 1
24sep12:30 pm- 2:00 pmEric Meyerson Social Media Workshop – Round 2
25sep2:00 pm- 5:00 pmStartup Day
28sep - 30sep 285:00 pmsep 30VolHacks


4oct6:00 pm- 8:30 pmSEO Course with Frank Ramey
9oct9:00 am- 10:00 amWomen in Entrepreneurship Coffee
9oct5:30 pm- 7:00 pmKEC Liftoff at Night
23oct12:30 pm- 2:00 pmKEC Liftoff


1nov6:00 pm- 8:30 pmSEO Course with Frank Ramey
6nov5:30 pm- 7:00 pmKEC Liftoff at Night
13nov9:00 am- 10:00 amWomen in Entrepreneurship Coffee
20nov12:30 pm- 2:00 pmKEC Liftoff
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From Our Blog:

SWARM Wins What’s The Big Idea 2018 - What’s The Big Idea 48-Hour Launch: Congratulations SWARM!   Well folks, one of our favorite weekends of the year has come and gone. The KEC team is so proud of...
New Series: From Follower to Friend - Join us for KEC’s first “From Follower To Friend” series! This three-part series is the perfect seminar for beginner bloggers and influencers in the Knoxville area! You will learn about...
How to Choose the Right Target Keywords - This is a guest post written by SEO expert and digital marketing consultant, Frank Ramey. You can learn more from Frank by signing up for his SEO Crash Course at...
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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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