Meet the 2024 The Works Participants!

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Meet the Participants for The Works!   Seven Startups Announced for “THE WORKS”, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center’s Premier Startup Accelerator for early-stage software, technology, and tech-enabled companies poised for rapid growth. The program kicks off June 12th, concluding with a demo day and celebration September 4th.      For media inquiries, please contact: Chris McAdoo, Chief […]

KEC’s 2023 Year in Review

2023 has been a BIG year for KEC We kicked off the year with a new team member, Kelsi Walker, who is our new Communications and Marketing Coordinator. We had another great What’s The Big Idea Pitch Competition with six highly engaged and dedicated teams. We celebrated 10 Years of KEC in April with a […]

Made for Knoxville: Grady Vanderhoofven

Investor & Capital Mechanic: Meet Grady Vanderhoofven, Founder & CEO, Three Roots Capital and Meritus Ventures Originally a Yale-educated mechanical engineer, it makes sense that Grady Vanderhoofven sees companies, economies, and communities like ours as engines – powerful machines capable of amazing things when treated well and given the right fuel. When he talks about […]

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