Welcome to E.O.K.

Who:  We are a very diverse group of successful business owners and entrepreneurs and those working to achieve their goal of becoming an entrepreneur. The FIRST Entrepreneurial Collective chapter!

Why:  We believe we all learn something from each other...no matter if you're on your 1st startup or your 101st.  We believe no one person has all the answers...it is impossible to build a company without help.

How:  We use multiple tools to identify where each member needs assistance. We connect mentors/resources/capital with members. We provide accountability and support for reaching goals.

What:  Members focused on helping each other build successful startups.  

Please check the FAQ section if you have Questions. Your Board of Directors is made up of volunteers with a passion for seeing entrepreneurs succeed!

When:   Every 2nd Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Where: Rodefer Moss 608 Mabry Hood Road, Knoxville, TN 37932



TrailReadiness - October 8th, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m.

Our 2nd TrailReadiness Session

iTrailReadiness™ is EC's professionally led self-evaluation session. You will evaluate your personal readiness to embark on this adventure! You will also evaluate your opportunity (product or service). You must complete this step before you can be assigned a mentor or get your personalized trail.

Click here to RSVP for this event: http://eokmonthly.eventbrite.com 

Blog Posts

Congratulations to Nanomechanics for continued success

Posted by Thierry V Sommer on August 14, 2015 at 11:05am 0 Comments

Nanomechanics, Inc. is proud to announce that the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Roane State Community College has presented Nanomechanics with theTennessee 2015 Rising Star Award.


 “We were surprised and pleased that Nanomechanics was been recognized by Tennessee’s Small Business Development Center,” said Chairman and CEO John Swindeman.  “We have enjoyed working with Jutta Bangs and TSBDC as we have grown our business, and found the services offered by TSBDC to be very helpful.”


Nanomechanics was also recognized in 2014 by the US Department of Commerce with an Export Achievement Award, and in 2015 with the Small Business Administration’s Exporter of the Year Award for Tennessee.


A Modern Way to Do PR for a Small Business

Posted by Walter Lounsbery on August 14, 2015 at 7:08am 0 Comments

Here is a tool that Rober Scoble found at the PR Summit: Press Friendly ( http://PressFriendly.com )

His interview:



Job Skills Instructors Needed

Started by Stan Johnson in General. Last reply by Dave Morehous 19 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hey EoK!SEEED’s Career Readiness Program starts up next week with the mission of equipping young adults with life and job skills to get on the pathway out of poverty. You all have excellent business experience that our students desperately need to…Continue

Sponsor an Entrepreneur...

Started by Leonard Knight in General on Saturday. 0 Replies

Fellow EC member,We have an opportunity to sponsor two awesome Entrepreneurs and their Startups to help them reach their dreams. I was contacted by Doug Minter of the Chamber asking that EOK sponsor two of his Protege Entrepreneurs. Doug runs the …Continue

Tags: members helping members, sponsor


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