Changing Lives Through Entrepreneurship

Whether it’s a high-growth startup or taking the next step in a handmade business, we are creating space for big ideas.

Founders

We have resources and mentors to help take your business to the next level.

MENTORS

Share your knowledge and become a foundational part of our entrepreneurial community

We’re on a mission to become the most founder-friendly
city in America.

Since 2013 Knoxville Entrepreneur Center has been a “center of gravity, without being the center of attention.” Along with our partners, we’ve built a collaborative, supportive community where entrepreneurs can thrive.

We are The Maker City. We are a hub of world-class technological innovation. We have the talent and natural resources. Our goal is to make Knoxville the most founder-friendly city in America.

We’re just getting started, so jump right in.

We’re on a mission to become the most founder-friendly
city in America.

Since 2015 Knoxville Entrepreneur Center has been a “center of gravity, without being the center of attention.” Along with our partners, we’ve built a collaborative, supportive community where entrepreneurs can thrive.

We are The Maker City. We are a hub of world-class technological innovation. We have the talent and natural resources. Our goal is to make Knoxville the most founder-friendly city in America.


We’re just getting started, so jump right in.

greater knoxville area

a collaborative network

The entrepreneur ecosystem takes a village. Our network includes a diverse group of community partners, mentors, sponsors, makers, investors, dreamers.

Join a community and find your people.

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Our Programs

100 Knoxville

helping the growth of black-owned businesses in knoxville.

The Maker City Knoxville

Helping makers make an independant living doing what they love.

StartUp Knox

A Business program to help start-ups accelerate revenue growth.

#made for knoxville

Showcasing the best entrepreneurs in our city.

Co.Starters

a 10-week business program to help aspiring entrepreneurs put ideas into action.

Let Her Speak

Every woman has a story and every story is worth telling

Our Programs

#made for knoxville

Showcasing the best entrepreneurs in our city.

100 Knoxville

helping the growth of black-owned businesses in knoxville.

Co.Starters

a 10-week business program to help aspiring entrepreneurs put ideas into action.

The Maker City Knoxville

Helping makers make an independant living doing what they love.

Let Her Speak

Every woman has a story and every story is worth telling

StartUp Knox

A Business program to help start-ups accelerate revenue growth.