Looking Ahead in 2024 – KEC Events and Resources

Let’s look ahead to Knoxville Entrepreneur Center’s 2024 programming and events! We hope you add some of these dates to your calendar and share with anyone that might be a good fit for the programs! Please take advantage of the resources listed, and let us know if we’re missing anything that would be helpful to the entrepreneurs, makers, and business owners of Knoxville!

Important dates to know: 

January 10th, 2024 – What’s The Big Idea Applications Open! | More Info 

January 17th – February 14th, 2024 – Starting Your Business 101 | More Info

January 16th, 2024 – Project FinTech Event | RSVP

February 5th + 6th, 2024 – Taxes Workshop Days | More Info Coming Soon!  

March 1-3rd, 2024 – What’s The Big Idea Competition Weekend | More Info

July 2024 – Brandcamp Day Camp | More Info

September 2024 – The Maker City Summit | Website link

September 2024 – Innov865 Week (Startup Day, Raising + Rising, etc.) 

November 2024 – Growth + Grit | 2023 Recap

100Knoxville Programming | 100Knoxville Website 

January 12th, 2024 – Idea to Reality Applications Open! 

February 12th, 2024 – Shift Outside of Hustle Applications Open! 

June 17th, 2024 – 100Knoxville Cohort 10 Applications Open!

August 19th, 2024 – 100Knoxville Cohort 11 Applications Open!

Let Her Speak Programming | Let Her Speak Website

Women Building Wealth Monthly Meetups | LINK

  • Jan 16 – Let Her Invest
  • Feb 20 – Let Her Invest

January 20th, 2024 – Her Legacy | A Celebration of Women Leaders

March 28th, 2024 – Self-Love Workshop with Faith Broussard

April 30th, 2024 – Let Her Speak Wellness Series 

Recurring Events & Meetups: 

2nd Tuesday of the Month @ 9 AM – Women in Entrepreneurship Meetups | LINK

3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 5:30 PM – Let Her Invest: Women Building Wealth | LINK

1st Wednesdays of the Month @ 7 PM – WordPress Knoxville Meetups | LINK

3rd Thursday of the Month @ 9 AM – E-Commerce Meetup | Email chris@knoxec.net to RSVP

4th Thursday of the Month @ 8 AM – In The Room Series | RSVP Here

Newsletter Links: 

Knoxville Entrepreneur Center Newsletter – LINK

The Maker City Newsletter – LINK

Let Her Speak Newsletter – LINK


Innov865 Newsletter – LINK

LaunchTN Newsletter – LINK

Teknovation Newsletter – LINK

Regional + Statewide Resources: 

Made for Knoxville – Made for Knoxville is a storytelling initiative led by Knoxville Entrepreneur Center to shine a spotlight on Knoxville’s diverse entrepreneurial community – ranging from “solopreneurs“, makers, growth stage tech companies, investors, and established institutions.

Knoxville’s Arts + Creative Business Organizations List – Knoxville is rich with resources for creatives. It can be overwhelming to figure out which is the best group to speak to for individual needs. If you’re interested in learning about grants, getting your work in shows and markets, wanting to grow or start a business, finding a space to create, or looking to build community – this list will get you pointed in the right direction.

The Maker City Directory – The Maker City Directory represents artisans, makers, small-scale manufacturers, and creatives from all over Knoxville. Shop local for your goods and gifts, hire local craftspeople for your next project, and support your local maker community. 

InvestTN – Powered by Launch Tennessee, InvestTN makes equity investments into Tennessee-located startups (Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A and B) and venture capital funds.

LaunchTN Job Board – Connect with local startups through the Launch Tennessee job board, curated to match talent with opportunities.

AgLaunch – AgLaunch is a non-profit organization utilizing a farm-centric innovation platform to efficiently bring new ideas into agriculture.

Project Fintech – Project FinTech is a statewide industry network and accelerator program designed to help FinTech founders achieve rapid growth.

Proof – Proof provides industry education and mentorship through online programs, workshops, and one-on-one coaching for emerging consumer packaged goods companies to help build stronger, more scalable, and sustainable businesses.

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