Chris McAdoo joins Leadership at KEC

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  Chris McAdoo, well-known professional artist, designer, and nationally-booked corporate speaker, has been named Director of Strategy and Engagement at Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC). A self-professed “recovering advertising agency creative director,” the Sevier County native and Carson-Newman University graduate said his first year priorities include directing a new KEC brand rollout, “and drawing attention to […]

The Works 2020 Cohort

KNOXVILLE ENTREPRENEUR CENTER ANNOUNCES ‘THE WORKS 2020’, A BUSINESS ACCELERATOR FOR EARLY STAGE STARTUPS Knoxville, Tenn– Knoxville Entrepreneur Center launches The Works 2020, a startup accelerator for regionally-based early-stage technology, media and consumer goods companies.  This year marks the seventh iteration of The Works, which was launched by KEC in 2014 as MediaWorks.  The program […]

2020 What’s The Big Idea Pitch Competition Finalists Announced!

KEC is so excited to announce the seven finalists for our 2020 What’s The Big Idea 48-Hour Pitch Competition! These seven teams of entrepreneurs will spend 48 consecutive hours refining their Big Ideas with the help of mentors and industry experts at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center. They will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges […]

Finalists Selected for What’s the Big Idea 48-Hour Launch

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text]Six finalists have been selected from a record pool of nearly 100 applicants to compete in the What’s the Big Idea 48-Hour Launch annual entrepreneurial competition. They will have only two days to kick start their own businesses during an intense startup […]