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Knoxville Entrepreneur Center: #MadeForKnoxville Live!

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our very first Made For Knoxville Live event!

About this event

We’re bring our #MadeforKnoxville project live and in-person! Join us at Pretentious Beer Co. for an evening of conversation with a few of Knoxville’s finest. Our speakers will each talk about their stories and why Knoxville is the best place for their businesses to thrive.

Event Schedule:

5:30 PM – Doors Open

6:00 PM – Event Kickoff

7:00 PM – Post-Event Networking

Meet our Speakers

Matthew Cummings | Founder of Pretentious Beer + Glass Co.

At Pretentious Glass & Beer Co., Matthew and his team of creatives of every kind craft delicious beers and hand-blown glassware. But at the core, Pretentious is far more than just a business, it’s community focused and entirely collaborative.

Visit Matthew’s Made For Knoxville Profile

Eugenia Almeida | Founder of A New Hue

Born and raised in Argentina, Eugenia came to the United States over thirty years ago while her husband was at the University of Tennessee, and she would go on to raise five children right here in Knoxville. Her joy, and her passion for building a better tomorrow have always stayed with her, and would eventually lead to founding her own company in 2014 – A New Hue.

Visit Eugenia’s Made for Knoxville Profile

Tommy Nguyen | Founder of Storage Pug

Tommy started StoragePug to give small business owners a fighting chance, and ended up building a community in the process. “It says a lot about our city that several of our team members have moved from the Bay Area or Atlanta to come join a tech company in Knoxville.”

Visit Tommy’s Made for Knoxville Profile

Kandis Troutman | Chief Consulting Officer at The Creative Architect, LLC.

Kandis Troutman Burney, MA is a creative thinker and communicator with corporate insight. She completed her undergraduate degree at Howard University before pursing her Master’s in Talent Development at Tusculum University. She teaches women how to transition their mindset from fear to faith, exchange confusion for clarity, and transform their purpose into prosperity.


Pretensious Beer Co.
131 South Central Street
Knoxville, TN United States
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