Innov865 Week is a weeklong celebration of Knoxville’s entrepreneurial spirit that brings together startups, entrepreneurs, makers, investors, business leaders, students, and community leaders from across East Tennessee for a week of educational panels, pitch competitions, investor roundtables, and social events.

Please sign up for the latest news about our annual event, Startup Day, or other upcoming events for more opportunities to network with fellow Knoxville entrepreneurs, as we prepare for this year’s week-long celebration once more!

Innov865 Week Events

Innov865 Week boasts a range of events for everyone in the area to support local economic development, from investors and regional entrepreneurs to community leaders and students. Stay tuned for information about future events! The website and event calendar will be updated regularly as more events are added to each year’s Innov865 Week.

Innov865 VIP Reception

The Innov865 Alliance will hold a private reception to kick off Innov865 2021 on Monday, October 4 from 5:30 to 7 pm. ET.

Startup Day 2021

Startup Day will be hosted at the Mill & Mine in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Raising + Rising

Join the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and Three Roots Capital the morning of Tuesday, October 5 for the annual Raising + Rising event, sponsored by CGI.

Innovation Crossroads Showcase

Join Innovations Crossroads and the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council for a virtual Innovation Crossroads Showcase at 11:00 a.m. on October 7. More details coming soon!

Attracting Industries of the Future to East Tennessee

Please join ETEC for Attracting Industries of the Future to East Tennessee, a panel discussion with Oak Ridge National Lab, the Tennessee Valley Authority and University of Tennessee. This discussion is moderated by Tricia Martinez of Techstars.


Startup Day Highlights

Revisit the highlights and learn about the winners from Innov865’s premier event in past years!

Past Startup Day Highlights

Have you attended Startup Day since the beginning? Love celebrating Knoxville’s entrepreneurial ecosystem? Check out highlights from past Startup Days here!

Startup Day Winners

We have had incredible Startup Day winners over the years! Check them out here.