By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA

Knoxville’s first-ever week-long celebration of entrepreneurship is finally here!

Over the next five days, there should be ample opportunity for you to participate in and experience the vibrancy of the growing ecosystem with events planned by the Innov865 Alliance as well as different individuals and organizations. Some of the events are invitation only, while others like Wednesday’s “The Works Demo Day” have a pre-registration deadline that has already passed.

You can see a complete list of the events by clicking here. Public events include these:

(Note: This article appeared previously on, a web-based service that was launched to spotlight and celebrate “all things” related to technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in East Tennessee.)