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Knoxville Entrepreneur Center

$1.5 million in capital raised

The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center serves as the front door for entrepreneurs in the region. Located on Market Square in downtown Knoxville, the center is a resource for anyone looking to start or grow a business. The KEC is a place for networking, education and teaching others what we’ve learned. We are a mentor-driven business accelerator and shared workspace.

Address

17 Market Square
Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37902
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Contact

Jim Biggs
Executive Director
jim.biggs@knoxec.net

Target Industries

  • Media Distribution
  • Energy (primarily renewable)
  • Data Analytics
  • Health/Fitness/Recreation/Outdoor Life

Programs Offered

  • Mentoring
  • Access to Capital
  • Resource Coordination and Access
  • 4 cohorts each year for acceleration
  • Business Building Programs (including Business Boot Camp, an eight-week cohort-training program to help entrepreneurs launch and grow new businesses).
  • First Friday Fanfare is a monthly program that includes entrepreneurial training, an entrepreneur “rock star” spotlight, and a local/historical/informational presentation geared toward new businesses, and networking with entrepreneurs.
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