MediaWorks: Demo Day

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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


7aug7:00 pm- 9:00 pmRuby on Rails Meetup Group
11augAll DayMediaWorks Demo Day
13aug11:00 am- 12:30 pmEntrepreneur Overview
16aug7:00 pm- 9:00 pmKnoxville CocoaHeads
28aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmVARDnet Meetup


7sep7:00 pm- 9:00 pmRuby on Rails Meetup Group
16sep7:00 pm- 9:00 pmKnoxville CocoaHeads
28sep6:00 pm- 8:00 pmVARDnet Meetup


7oct7:00 pm- 9:00 pmRuby on Rails Meetup Group
16oct7:00 pm- 9:00 pmKnoxville CocoaHeads
28oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmVARDnet Meetup
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From Our Blog:

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...
unnamed Mediaworks: Full Speed Ahead - It is the 2nd year of MediaWorks: 9 new teams, 9 new ideas, 30 new mentors, and so much more. More importantly, we have last year’s experience to draw on....
knoxville attractions 5 Knoxville Attractions that are still Secret - 5 Knoxville Attractions to Check Out I’ve lived in the Knoxville area since 1981. I have traveled the world, seen other continents and watched most of North America go by...
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 of Audiohand

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