THANK YOU 865 COMMUNITY – YOU MADE IT HAPPEN!

“865” is more than our area code – it represents the innovative, creative, entrepreneurial mindset that defines our East TN community!

This past week, startups, entrepreneurs, makers, investors, business leaders, students, and community leaders from across East Tennessee gathered to celebrate Knoxville as a great place for entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses. Thousands participated in 20+ events over the course of only a week! Innov865 Week showcased East Tennessee’s greatest asset – our growing, thriving community of innovative entrepreneurs!

Your support is essential to our region’s success. UTRF and the entire Innov865 Alliance thank you for participating!


Highlights:

Future865

Held at Jewelry Television
Keynote Speaker: Wendy Lea, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cintrifuse and a member of the Board of Directors of TechStars
TEKNOVATION.BIZ  Article
Facebook Video by Knox Chamber, shared by Innov865
Future865
Future865
Future865

 

Future865
Future865
Future865


Knoxville Maker City Summit

Knoxville Maker City Summit
Speakers: Steph Crowder, FIZZLE, Mark Shaefer, Schaefer Marketing Solutions, Ilana Pruess, Recast City, Isabella Diaz, ETSY, and Joseph Nother, DesignSensory/PopFizz
The Maker City website
TEKNOVATION.BIZ  Article and KEC Recap
Knoxville Maker City Summit
Knoxville Maker City Summit
Knoxville Maker City Summit
Knoxville Maker City Summit
Knoxville Maker City Summit
Knoxville Maker City Summit

 



Technov865

Technov865
Keynote Speaker: Jetta Wong, Senior Advisor of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
UTRF  Article
TEKNOVATION.BIZ Article
Technov865
Technov865
Technov865

 

Technov865
Technov865
Technov865


The Works Demo Day

The Works Demo Day
Speakers: Jim Biggs/Jonathon Sexton, KEC & Bob Camp, The Works Lead Mentor
KEC YouTube Videos
Knoxville News Sentinel Article
TEKNOVATION.BIZ Article

 

The Works Demo Day
The Works Demo Day
The Works Demo Day

 

The Works Demo Day
The Works Demo Day
The Works Demo Day


Startup Day

Startup Day
Speakers: Charlie Brock, CEO, Launch TN, Mark Montgomery, Entrepreneur, Investor, Change Agent, and moderator, Brandon Bruce, Co-founder, COO, Cirrus Insight
Innov865 blog post
 ,TEKNOVATION.BIZ Article, Dig South Article and WATE Article

 

Startup Day
Startup Day
Startup Day

 

Startup Day
Startup Day
Startup Day


PYA Data Lunch & Learn

PYA Data Analytics Lunch & Learn
Moderator and Panelists: Bob Bradley, NewsBreak Media, – Ken Cavagnoio, Principal Data Scientist, Pilot Flying J Julie Ferrara, Assistant Department Head, Business Analytics and Statistics Dept, UT Haslam College of Business, James Horey, Founder & CEO, Reviewbox , Guru Kora, Research Scientist, PYA Analytics

TEKNOVATION.BIZ  Article

 

PYA Data Analytics Lunch & Learn
PYA Data Analytics Lunch & Learn
PYA Data Analytics Lunch & Learn

 

PYA Data Analytics Lunch & Learn
PYA Data Analytics Lunch & Learn
PYA Data Analytics Lunch & Learn

 


FOUNDING MEMBERS

 

The Innov865 Alliance develops, supports, and promotes the Knoxville region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. It is a collaborative effort to celebrate and showcase Knoxville as a great place for entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses and increase access to capital. Innov865 Week is our signature event; however, the Alliance coordinates other activities throughout the year, including pitch competitions, educational opportunities, and social events.

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