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Knoxville Entrepreneur Center provides access to a
regionally recognized company development program,
an involved network of dedicated capital sources,
successful local mentors, and world class training.
You've seen it, heard it, and lived it. Now it is
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Fresh off the success of the MediaWorks digital accelerator program, the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center has partnered with technology expo CodeStock for a three-part educational series, “Breakout Sessions: Turning Technology into a Business.” The series is aimed at bridging the gap between local coders and startup entrepreneurs. Events will be held quarterly over the next year and are set to kick off on Oct. 2.
Programming is as follows:
Oct. 2- Finding Users: I built it, where are they?
Jan. 22- Finding Dollars: How do I fund my idea?
April 16 - Finding People: Who else do I need?
Finding Users: I built it, where are they?
You've built a great piece of software, now what? We will have a panel of successful developers and business-minded entrepreneurs to talk about their experience in what it takes to get your product noticed in the crowd! Come armed with your questions and business cards.
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Victor Agreda Jr.
Editor-in-Chief of TUAW.com
Victor's introduction to technology was an Apple ][ his family purchased in a bike shop in 1978. An English major with a stint in film school, Victor's background includes 3d animation and film production, a bit of web design and programming in various languages. He taught multimedia and game design for 5 years at a technical college and has been covering technology for AOL for nearly 10 years. In that time Victor has become a tech expert for local news, been featured in the book Blogging Heroes and has been a guest on national TV and international radio. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of TUAW.com, he’s a comedian, magician, public speaker and dad.
David B. Levi
Founder and President of Double Apps Inc.
David Levi, originally from Utica NY, got started in computer programming in 7th grade, when he started writing simple text-based games on the DEC VAX computers at a local community college. David attended Earlham College, where he studied physics and computer science, graduating with a B.S. in computer science in 1989. He attended graduate school the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, initially concentrating in artificial intelligence, and then in computer graphics, and graduated with an M.S. in 1992. From 1992 through 1999, David worked for SNMP Research, Inc., a networking software development company in Knoxville.
In 1999, David went to work for Nortel Networks, developing embedded network management software on ethernet switches. Among other roles, he was responsible for much of the management capabilities of the BayStack product line, developed the command-line interface used in those products, and served in a consulting role regarding standardization of network management interfaces for several products groups throughout Nortel. While at Nortel, he contributed to the IEEE 802.1ah and 802.1ap standards, and helped develop protocols for authentication and network security that were later patented.
In 2009, David founded Double Apps Inc with the goal of developing iPhone apps on a contract basis, and as an opportunity to develop and publish video games. His first app, a multi-player card game called Pounce, was published in January 2010, and received excellent reviews. Since then, he has published several other apps through Double Apps, and worked on several apps for clients on a contract basis.
We take Knoxville's most promising new companies and we train them, mentor them, and push them to the next level. If you are looking for the investable early stage ventures in this region Knoxville Entrepreneur Center is the place to be.Find Out More
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KEC is changing the way that entrepreneurs connect with mentors and investors.
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Each entrepreneur is assigned a highly qualified mentor to help them think through each aspect of starting a business.
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Share and publish documents, create collaborative to-do lists, and bounce around ideas in the message system.
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