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. It is presented by the Innov865 Alliance, a coalition that develops, supports, and promotes the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Divided into five tracks, Innov865 Week highlights various elements of the Alliance’s mission to develop, support and promote the Knoxville region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and its collaborative effort to celebrate and showcase Knoxville as a great place for all entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses and increase access to capital. The five tracks include: innovation, education, maker, culture and investor.

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.




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.