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 […]

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 […]

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!