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

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Roby Robinson's 2 blog posts were featured
May 13
Leonard Knight left a comment for Clifton Goodgame
"Welcome!"
May 11
Clifton Goodgame is now a member of Entrepreneurs of Knoxville
May 11
Roby Robinson posted a blog post

Patent Protection Is Not Always the Best Option

When a new technology is developed, it is often assumed that a patent application covering the technology should be filed. That is not always the case, however, as discussed here: http://www.robinsoniplaw.com/blog/ See More
Apr 30
Roby Robinson posted a blog post

"Do I REALLY need to register my copyright?"

This is a common question I get from copyright owners from time to time. I provide some background info here:  Do I really need to register my copyright?See More
Apr 29
Roby Robinson posted a status
""Do I REALLY need to register my copyright?" Find out here: http://www.robinsoniplaw.com/blog/"
Apr 29
Brian Howard is now a member of Entrepreneurs of Knoxville
Apr 23
Michael Bowie is now a member of Entrepreneurs of Knoxville
Apr 15
Thierry V Sommer posted a status
"FREE Targeted Workshop Tues April 21st 6:00 p.m. my office "Taxes and Investments" and special speaker on "Identity Theft" RSVP 692-1513."
Apr 14
Todd Prosan is now a member of Entrepreneurs of Knoxville
Apr 7
Walter Lounsbery's blog post was featured

Jump Into the Shark Tank!

The Shark Tank is holding and open call in Knoxville on April 30.  Do I need to say more?  Well, we'll let the Knoxville News-Sentinel fill you in.…See More
Apr 7
Walter Lounsbery posted a blog post

Jump Into the Shark Tank!

The Shark Tank is holding and open call in Knoxville on April 30.  Do I need to say more?  Well, we'll let the Knoxville News-Sentinel fill you in.…See More
Apr 3
Smita Deshmukh left a comment for Leonard Knight
"Thank you Leo! Excited to be part of EOK. Will be there on 9th April meeting.  - Smita"
Mar 31
Smita Deshmukh is now a member of Entrepreneurs of Knoxville
Mar 31
Leonard Knight's blog post was featured

Start with Why!

We've discussed this many times at Past EOK meetings but it deserves another post. If you haven't watched the TED Talk by Simon Sinek "Start with Why", you need to set aside a few minutes and get it done...now.See More
Mar 27
Leonard Knight posted a blog post

Start with Why!

We've discussed this many times at Past EOK meetings but it deserves another post. If you haven't watched the TED Talk by Simon Sinek "Start with Why", you need to set aside a few minutes and get it done...now.See More
Mar 27
Frank Podlaha
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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?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Gibson Edwards Sep 5, 2013. 2 Replies

 

Frank Podlaha's Page

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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.

Consulting:
- 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
Email, Phone, Website, Social, etc. (Shared with all visitors)
tel: 865-238-2560, x101
toll free: 800-405-6785
fax: 877-279-2493
fpodlaha [at] carpdata [dot] com
How has EOK helped you?
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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. …

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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…
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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…

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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…

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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

Latest Activity

Frank Podlaha's blog post was featured

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
Mar 20, 2013
Frank Podlaha's blog post was featured

StreetJelly makes the press in Wyoming

StreetJelly musician Damian Trujillo featured in his city newspaper, The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, WY.SHERIDAN — Damian Trujillo isn’t your typical street musician. The…See More
Jan 31, 2013
Frank Podlaha updated their profile
Dec 31, 2012
Leonard Knight commented on Frank Podlaha's blog post EOK video shoot for StreetJelly.com
"That videographer/photographer looks familiar...  We need contact info for Fair Mechanics testimonial videos."
Oct 23, 2012

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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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