Innov865 Week Recap

Innov865 Week 2017 is officially in the books! This week-long celebration featured local innovation and technology, summits for young professionals and makers, and a pitch competition with a cash prize of $10,000 (plus much, much more). KEC was proud to be a part of making this week happen and supporting the thriving entrepreneurial community in […]

Quips & Tips: FedEx CEO Fred Smith

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Paradigm Challenge Photo Gallery

[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]On Saturday, June 17th, the Paradigm Challenge took place at the Eternal Life Harvest Center in East Knoxville. Eight entrepreneurs in three categories competed for the chance to win $10,000 for their business. The Paradigm Challenge is a place-based competition that challenges […]

The Works Kickoff Party

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Top 5 Takeaways from 36|86 2017

[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]Hello all! Long time, no see! We’re back for the summer with a new team of interns (some new faces, some old faces). We kicked off the summer in a BIG way at the 36|86 Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference in Nashville on […]

Meet the WTBI Finalists

What’s The Big Idea? is this weekend! Watch the video to get to know the finalists who will be competing for the $10,000 prize. The finale event is this Sunday, February 26 from 5-8pm at Scruffy City Hall. The event is open to the public, so register here to save your spot!