The Works Kickoff Party

[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 Thursday, June 8th, KEC hosted the kickoff party for The Works program that is taking place over the summer. Members from the eight participating teams came together at the Old City Wine Bar to mingle, drink wine, and discuss their businesses. […]

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!

Introducing KEC Liftoff

KEC’s Entrepreneur Overview has always been the starting point, and jumping off point for getting involved at KEC and kicking off your business dreams. EO is where you start. EO gives you the chance to get connected with mentors and other local entrepreneurs who can help you develop your business idea. For any small business, innovation is good. KEC […]

New Year, New Team by Tess Waibel

Last week, seven new faces joined the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center team. With policy, software development, and marketing backgrounds, they look forward to bringing you the latest information on KEC events, programs, and content. Make sure you come by KEC, say “hi!” and get to know this new group of all-stars. Here is the starting line up: […]

MediaWorks: Creators Gonna Create

This post is a part of a series about the MediaWorks 2016 program. To read the first post in this series, click here. To learn more about The Works program, visit this page. It’s been three weeks since our MediaWorks teams were here with us in Knoxville. Since then the content creators have been doing […]

MediaWorks: Days 2-3

The ultra mega super productive MediaWorks sprint week has come to a successful close, thanks to a lot of hard work and gallons of coffee. The four teams have spent the last three days brainstorming, workshopping, and strategically planning their new business models. On Tuesday they began an intensive course led by entrepreneurial expert Shawn […]

MediaWorks Sprint Week

The Works is officially in full swing at KEC. The 12-week program is an initiative to help coders and online content creators pursue their startup business dreams (to learn more, check out the last blog post and this page). The MediaWorks program kicked off on Monday with all four of the video creators, who hail […]

Knoxville Media Spotlight – PopFizz: A Guest Blog by Kelly Hastings

This video is a recap of our MediaWorks’ Demo Day 2015 program and was produced by our supporters at Launch Tennessee. In the video, KEC’s Executive Director Jim Biggs speaks to Knoxville’s strength as a “media town,” which was traditionally something of a well-kept secret.  We aim to shine a light on the media industry […]