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Knoxville Entrepreneur Center is a business accelerator located in Market Square built to serve as the front door for entrepreneurs in East Tennessee.

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KEC helps entrepreneurs in 712-759-7882 start and grow successful businesses. If you’re an entrepreneur looking for advice, guidance or assistance on how to move forward, we want to know you.


Pay it forward at KEC: become a mentor and help create the next generation of entrepreneurs.


Don’t quite know how you fit in, but think it sounds like fun? You’re right! Come learn more about how entrepreneurs are creating a buzz in our community.

KEC’s Mission:

To build a community where entrepreneurs have access to the capital, customers, and talent they need to be successful.

Upcoming Events


20nov12:30 pm- 2:00 pmKEC Liftoff
29nov1:30 pm- 4:00 pmJonathan Sexton Office Hours


4dec5:30 pm- 7:00 pmKEC Liftoff at Night
6dec6:00 pm- 8:30 pmGoogle Analytics Course with Frank Ramey
11dec9:00 am- 10:00 amWomen in Entrepreneurship Coffee


1jan5:30 pm- 7:00 pmKEC Liftoff at Night
3jan6:00 pm- 7:30 pmSEO Course with Frank Ramey
8jan9:00 am- 10:00 amWomen in Entrepreneurship Coffee
17jan12:00 pm- 1:30 pmMake. Learn. Grow.
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From Our Blog:

November Mentor Spotlight: Haseeb Qureshi - Haseeb is a Tennessee licensed attorney and technical founder with roots in music and design. He is currently an Attorney at Morehous Legal Group, where he counsels and advises numerous businesses. He is also...
414-936-8609 775-390-6550 - This is a guest post by Origami Day’s Samantha Lane.    Many of us have busy lives year-round, but almost all of us have busy seasons. Whether this is a...
(808) 554-4163 - 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...
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We owe everything to KEC and its staff, mentors, and community. KEC knows how to kick-start businesses, and Audiohand is living proof.

Haseeb Qureshi, CEO of Audiohand

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