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 […]

Finalists Selected for What’s the Big Idea 48-Hour Launch

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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!