What’s the Big Idea Pitch Competition 2023
7 BIG TEAMS. 7 IDEAS. $10,000 ON THE LINE. Over the last few weeks, 28 pitch videos were submitted, over 6000 public votes were cast and 7 finalists moved forward to participate in the Shark Tank/ Accelerator-style competition. Each finalist had 5-minutes to “pitch” their big idea, and another 3-minutes to answer questions from the judges. […]
What’s the Big Idea Pitch Competition 2023 Program
7 BIG TEAMS. 7 IDEAS. $10,000 ON THE LINE. Over the last few weeks, 28 pitch videos were submitted, over 6000 public votes were cast and 7 finalists moved forward to participate in the Shark Tank/ Accelerator-style competition. Each finalist will have 5-minutes to “pitch” their big idea, and another 3-minutes to answer questions from the […]
What’s the Big Idea Pitch Festival 2021
5 BIG IDEAS. 5 BANDS. $10,000 ON THE LINE. This year’s virtual competition brought together five teams with five big ideas, along with a little help from some of Knoxville’s most loved bands to create a live-streamed experience like none other. Hosted by our own Chris McAdoo (with a few special guests!) via Lunchpool, the […]
Congrats to our WTBI 2020 Winner: Mike Benn & SongBoarding!
7 teams.. 48 hours.. 3 judges.. Countless Le Croix.. On Sunday, March 1st, the seven teams participating in our annual What’s The Big Idea 48-Hour accelerator and pitch competition got up on stage at Scruffy City Hall to present their ideas to a panel of judges. While the seven teams all did a […]
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 […]
2019 What’s The Big Idea?! 48-Hour Launch
What’s The Big Idea?! 48-Hour Launch Hear about KEC’s annual competition straight from previous contestants and mentors. KEC talked with previous WTBI contestant, Samantha Lane of Origami Day, and WTBI mentor, Jeff Gotcher of ResQue, to get their takes on the weekend-long accelerator program. Check out what they had to say about their experience […]
SWARM Wins What’s The Big Idea 2018
What’s The Big Idea 48-Hour Launch: Congratulations SWARM! Well folks, one of our favorite weekends of the year has come and gone. The KEC team is so proud of all of the awesome work done this weekend by the six teams and their mentors. On Friday evening all of the teams gathered together […]
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 […]