Codeworks Demo Day: the Best Party of the Year (StarWars tickets, free tuxedos, improv comedy, and 6 new startups)

You Are Cordially Invited to the First Annual Black-Tie Hacker Holiday Party & CodeWorks Demo Day!


It’s been an exciting year and it’s time to celebrate startup life in Knoxville, TN with the first ever Black-Tie Hacker Holiday Party and Codeworks Demo Day.
Entrepreneurs, Coders, Investors, and more are invited to get dressed up, eat, drink and be merry, while hearing the story of Knoxville’s 6 newest startup companies graduating from the first-ever CodeWorks program. If that’s not enough, we’ve just added Knoxville’s premier comedy troupe, Einstein Simplified, to the bill to give an appropriate ”roast” of Startup and Hacker Culture with an epic presentation of “Shark Tank, Simplified.”  So, “Silicon Valley” lovers, you are in for a treat.

Don’t have a tuxedo or fancy dress? No worries – Prestige Cleaners has generously offered to provide FREE tuxedos to the first 50 takers, and will deliver your tux directly to the event.  There will be a “mass fitting” at KEC on Saturday Dec. 12th from 10am-2pm, so sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Nm4lTo.  If that doesn’t work, tuxedo t-shirts and/or Star Wars costumes are welcome (really).  Need something for the ladies?  Say yes to the dress!  Rentique mobile boutique will be onsite with the newest winter styles for a Happy Hacker Holiday.

Oh yeah, and we are raffling off 4 tickets to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which premieres later that night .

So, sign up before it’s too late!

Need more details first?  Okay, here’s the plan:

Hacker Holiday & CodeWorks Demo Day Party
6:00 pm:  Welcome & Wardrobe Changes
6:30 – 7:15 pm: Hear the pitch from Knoxville’s 6 newest software startups
7:15 – 8:00 pm:  “Shark Tank Simplified” performed by Einstein Simplified.

WHEN: Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
WHERE: Southern Railway Station – Upstairs Ballroom, 306 West Depot Avenue Knoxville, TN 37917

Admission is free, but registration is required.

Got questions?  Here are some FAQ’s just for you:

Who is behind this madness?  Lots of people, but mostly your friends at Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, CodeStock, Angel Capital Group, KnoxDevs, Launch Tennessee, The B-Sides Conference, and Lucasfilm (just kidding not really on the last one).

Is this a party or a demo day?  It’s both, we are going to work and play for the holidays.

Do I have to wear a tux?  No, StarWars costumes and tuxedo t-shirts are totally acceptable.

What if I don’t have a tux or fancy dress?  We’ll give you one (at least the first 50).  Come a little early and Prestige Cleaners’ own Tuxedo Crew will have a truck full of tuxedos for the men, and Rentique will have a truck full of fancy dresses for the ladies.  Just show up and suit up.

Who can come?  Anyone, friends, family, Jedi’s, Siths, coders, founders, investors, community supporters.

What’s it cost?  It’s free, just sign up. There will be a cash bar and free, fabulous food from Luxe Catering. Yum!

I have more questions: Just email Emily@knoxec.net for anything you need