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



Are you ready???

Join Ascend to get answers...

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

Ascend provides professional work sessions every month, Advisors, Peer Groups, Access to Capital and more. Most importantly, Ascend puts you on a path and creates a rhythm of accountability. Check it out http://Ascend.Team

Blog Posts

[ BETA Trial Available ] Reviewbox

Posted by Jason Roberts on May 12, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

My former co-worker James Horey, has created a new company so I wanted to help him get the word out.

We help brands monitor products reviews across all major Amazon sites and other specialty retail sites. Key features include:

* Email alerts for new reviews to multiple team members

* Ability to monitor user questions, sales rank, and price

* Ability to export all reviews, questions, price, and…


Pitching for Investment

Posted by Leonard Knight on April 21, 2016 at 9:21am 1 Comment

Pitching for an investment is not an easy thing to do.  It is part art and part business acumen.  The short version is the pitch should mimic a great business plan in structure and flow, but be told as a story.  It ultimately depends on your style of presentation, but the most straightforward delivery is…


The Green Tie Event April 28th 2016

Posted by Stan Johnson on April 13, 2016 at 7:24am 0 Comments

As you know, Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development, or SEEED is a local non-profit whose mission is to create pathways out of poverty for young adults through career readiness training, while equipping communities with environmental literacy skills. Over the last two sessions SEEED has served 23 young…


What's your topic?

Posted by Leonard Knight on April 11, 2016 at 10:56am 0 Comments

We believe the collective experience of all our members is priceless! No one has seen the world through your eyes...you are super unique and we can all learn from you! So, please take a few minutes to share your ideas for topics.

I've attached the list we have compiled so far. Please use the EOK Topic…



Time Management Tools

Started by Andrew Randazzo in Productivity & Organization. Last reply by Leonard Knight Jan 13. 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. 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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