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.

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:  Weekly tech talks published via YouTube, Ustream, and iTunes.  Monthly Lunch-n-Learn events; Scheduled crowd-sourcing; Peer Groups; Pub Nights.

What:  A non-profit focused on helping each member build successful startups through peer education and support.  

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:  Check the EVENTS tab for details and to RSVP

Monthly Lunch-n-Learn every 2nd Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Quarterly "New Member Orientation". Weekly Podcast.


Where: Our monthly Wednesday meetings are held at Cherokee Mills 2220 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville TN (the corner of Sutherland and Concord).

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StreetJelly Blog

Commitment to Musicians Payout

A message from Frank Podlaha, CEO Many of you have probably noticed the new Payout Percentage we now display on the StreetJelly BuyTokens page. On the right hand side, we show a running average of the amount of cash that we

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Building Profitable Entertainers

Special guest blog by StreetJelly musician Clifton Printy to help his fellow musicians. Building Profitable Entertainers So here’s the deal. You know at StreetJelly we have been building a series about promoting yourself and succeeding as a musician. Guess what?

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Guest blog by FiddlerMan, Pierre Holstien. Meet our latest SJ friend and join us for the FiddlerMan Jamboree, Feb 21st, 2015, on StreetJelly.com. The whole fiddle-SJ-gang will put on a fun day of string music in support of their community

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How to get a 1000 Viewers

Special group-guest blog by StreetJelly musicians: Clifton Printy, Peter Bensen, Josh Cline, Image and Family.  They have a combined 28,900+ viewerships to their StreetJelly shows …and still growing. How to get a Thousand Viewers? Here’s a clue for you. If

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Great Sound, Simple

I had this question come in the other day, it’s always worth repeating for everyone.  ~Frankie What do I need to have a good broadcast quality?  -Bob Hello Bob, The best way to get a good broadcast is to have

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Frank Podlaha's Friends

  • Devon Campbell
  • Victoria Caldwell
  • Chad Ridner
  • Brandon Bruce
  • Mary C. Weaver, CSCS
  • Kerri Karel
  • Beth Foister
  • Kathi Browne
  • Adam R. Smith
  • Jason Roberts
  • Richard Steinle
  • Warren Pineda
  • Andy Brasfield
  • Frank Distefano
  • Marty Lawson

Frank Podlaha's Discussions

Let's get the Power of the EOK rolling!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leonard Knight Aug 1, 2012. 1 Reply

Lease or Buy a Commercial Truck?

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Frank Podlaha's Page

Profile Information

How did you find EOK?
I met Leo one day at his Sequioa Hills building.
Who are you? What do you do? Tell us a little about you...
************************** STREET JELLY **************************
www.StreetJelly.com is Live Streaming Music.

Musicians perform live by webcam. Music Lovers watch
and chat with musicians, much like a chat room. Viewers
purchase virtual tokens which they give as tips to the musicians.
The musicians then cash out the tokens for real money we
send through PayPal.

Think of it like Self-Broadcasting meets Micro-Donations
meets Street Musicians! Check it out, it's all free to
sign up, watch, play.

Frank is a developer rock-star and the "Grand Wizard of Automating Processes in the Cloud." He is the owner of Carp Data Service, LLC (internet and software consulting) serving Knoxville, Sevierville, Tri-Cites, Chattanooga, Nashville, Asheville, and all around East Tennessee.

Frank proactively improves business productivity with process automation. Boy, is that a tongue twister! What that really means is putting together the benefits of cloud services with the overall goals of the business. Sounds simple, but it takes an experienced big-picture person with highly tuned technical skills.

- Salesforce.com, Database.com, cloud solution architecture
- Strategic Technology Planning, and "Part time CTO" services
- Amazon Web Services, cloud hosting and infrastructure
- Small Business Specialist
- Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Analysis
- Custom websites, e-commerce, and database applications
- Mobile apps and websites
Where can we find you on the web?
Email, Phone, etc. (Shared with all visitors)
tel: 865-238-2560, x101
toll free: 800-405-6785
fax: 877-279-2493
fpodlaha [at] carpdata [dot] com
Linkedin Profile URL
Twitter URL (add "twitter.com/")
Facebook Business Page
How do you plan to participate?
Key Search Terms - Use this section to list specific key phrases describing your business. The more specific the better. This will help someone find you better using the search function.
data mining, business intelligence, data analysis, online reporting, saas, software as a service, consulting, custom development, websites, databases, data warehousing, social networking, amazon web services, programming
How has EOK helped you?

Frank Podlaha's Blog

Get Early Adopters to your Startup

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 10:31am 0 Comments

EOK folks, you NEED to check out this new service called ErliBird!  It's a company that helps start-ups by bringing quality new users to your site.  These are "early adopter" users that are interested in innovative technology, entrepreneurs, new apps, and so on.  ErliBird has a gaming system within their app to make it fun and rewarding for their members to become part of new start-ups. …


StreetJelly makes the press in Wyoming

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

StreetJelly musician Damian Trujillo featured in his city newspaper, The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, WY.

SHERIDAN — Damian Trujillo isn’t your…

EOK video shoot for StreetJelly.com

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 11:13am 5 Comments

More awesomeness from EOK.  We used the shared space down in Sequoyah Hills to shoot a video for StreetJelly.com.  The video is not ready yet, it's in "post-production."  I don't really know what that means, but it sounds good.  We'll use the…


The First 20 Days on StreetJelly (and my favorite moment so far)

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 1:51pm 1 Comment

StreetJelly.com went live on August 15th, 2012!  StreetJelly is a streaming music website for live performances.  Here is a run down how the first twenty days have gone, which have been nothing short of amazing.  First though, we are grateful for all the new artists and viewers on the site.  We really appreciate everyone for helping spread the word, "liking" us on…


KnoxOriginals.com! EOK members in news with new restaurant rewards program.

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 4:09pm 0 Comments

EOK Member Tricia Roskop makes a splash in the local Knoxville restaurant scene with a new rewards program aimed at supporting local, independently-owned restaurants.  Read the article here from EOK good friend Carly Harrington.  And don't… Continue

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Get Early Adopters to your Startup

EOK folks, you NEED to check out this new service called ErliBird!  It's a company that helps start-ups by bringing quality new users to your site.  These are "early adopter" users that are interested in innovative technology, entrepreneurs, new apps, and so on.  ErliBird has a gaming system within their app to make it fun and rewarding for their members to become part of new start-ups.  But unlike…See More
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StreetJelly makes the press in Wyoming

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At 2:40pm on November 23, 2011, Leonard Knight said…

Happy Birthday! Hope you're having a great one! ~Leo


At 6:43pm on January 4, 2011, James George said…
Thanks! Hopefully you will check out my two sites. I am really considering full time freelancing in Design here in Knoxville, but I am curious if the market here is enough to sustain me. I am a graphic and web designer, and I also write a blog, and I am building it up to sell advertising space. Hopefully there are many people looking for my services.
At 12:12pm on December 12, 2010, Leonard Knight said…

Love the new Website! But I didn't see a way to create an account...is that by choice?  Drupal is my favorite CMS!  ~Leo

At 12:33am on September 28, 2010, Jason Roberts said…
Thanks, I appreciate the welcome message. We should do lunch at Panera sometime soon.
At 11:03am on January 29, 2010, Frank Podlaha said…
News: We are now offering “Amazon Web Services” Consulting

You heard about Cloud Computing. You thought about moving your servers and websites to the cloud. You did some research and found the leader in cloud infrastructure: AWS, Amazon Web Services (http://aws.amazon.com). You look deeper into starting an AWS system, then you realize it is overwhelmingly geeky. Yes, AWS can be a bear to setup the first time.

We are here to help. Carp Data is now offering its AWS expertise as a consulting service. We use Amazon Web Services for all our hosting and web applications. We consult with you to setup, manage, and train your staff to use all the great tools from Amazon: Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2), Elastic Block Store (EBS), Simple Storage Service (S3), Relational Database Service (RDS), and so on.

An Amazon server, now called a “node” in the cloud, starts around $75/month with full root access. Build a web farm with load balancing and a redundant relational database for less than $250/month at Amazon. Great commodity pricing, however, doesn’t help if you don’t have the resources to implement the plan. That’s where we come in. We consult with you every step of the way, as little or as much help as you need.

Contact Us to get started in The Cloud.

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