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.

Way:  It's simple...everyone shares experiences and best practices. We all learn from each other.

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 3rd Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Where: Old Mill Bread Company



Are you ready???

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Our sister organization, Ascend, is all about helping you move your company to an exit. 

The world is full of business coaches, advisors, programs, etc. that tell you WHAT you need to do as the business owner. Ascend is the only system that shows you HOW to do it. Check it out http://AscendTheMountain.com

Blog Posts

Checkout The SouthFound Podcast!

Posted by Jason Roberts on September 11, 2017 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Our very own, Jonathan Patrick, is the host of an amazing podcast, SouthFound! He's looking for entrepreneurs and investors to interview. So, drop JP a line here on …


There Are No Unicorns in Knoxville

Posted by Walter Lounsbery on November 1, 2015 at 10:22pm 0 Comments

I've sat through many prep sessions for pitch competitions.  Most of the time I get the impression that this is not only the path to some of the discipline required for success, it is the same path required to be all you can be, which is to be the next Twitter or Facebook.  Perhaps that is not a realistic goal around here.

You see, there are real advantages to a rich new business ecosystem.  People in Knoxville are working hard to provide that.  A big part of the established new…


SEEED Presents The Green Tie Event

Posted by Stan Johnson on November 6, 2015 at 9:53am 0 Comments

Entrepreneurs of Knoxville,

Please join us December 2, 2015 at The Square Room from 6:00- 8:00 pm in celebrating our graduates. You'll get to help us celebrate our graduates, hear about news and plans for the upcoming year, and ways you can get involved with our organization! Tickets are $20 when you pre-order and $30 at the door. Green ties for the men and green flowers for the women will be available at the door! You won't want to miss the great event.…


Private Equity - Angels, VCs, and Funds...Oh my!

Posted by Leonard Knight on September 5, 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

As many of you know, in addition to founding Entrepreneurs of Knoxville and Entrepreneurial Collective, I serve as the President of ACG Knoxville Chapter. As Chapter President, my responsibilities include educating the Knoxville area about Early Stage Investing. I also recruit new Angels to the membership and look for Entrepreneurs to pitch to the Angels for capital.

So, here's a crash course in equity investing…



Time Management Tools

Started by Andrew Randazzo in Productivity & Organization. Last reply by Leonard Knight Jan 13, 2016. 1 Reply

I have several tools that I use for time management. It all got kick-started when I read the book Getting Things Done by David Allen. From there, I have found several tools over the years to help me take control of my life.Asana - to-do list and…Continue

Searching for an opportunity to purchase a business to actively manage and grow or to partner with someone that requires capital as well as a working partner

Started by Todd Prosan in General. Last reply by Leonard Knight Jan 8, 2016. 1 Reply

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Todd M. Prosan I am a successful executive looking for an opportunity to purchase a business to actively manage and grow or to partner with someone that requires capital as well as a working partner. I…Continue



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