What is Innov865 Week?

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 Tracks

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. 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. The five tracks include: innovation, education, maker, culture and investor.


Innovation:

Showcasing the Knoxville region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

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Education:

Developing the Knoxville region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

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Maker:

Promoting the Knoxville region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

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Culture:

Celebrating the Knoxville region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

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Investor:

Supporting the Knoxville region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

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