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

Where: Our monthly Wednesday meetings are held at Rodefer Moss 608 Mabry Hood Road, Knoxville, TN 37932

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February 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Writing Great Web Content: Tips & Notes

Austin L. Church

Bright Newt

EOK workshop: Writing Great Web Content

"On the web, you are what you publish."

-David Meerman Scott, New Rules of Marketing and PR

I. Introductory remarks

A. Objectives to accomplish… Continue

Added by Austin L. Church on February 12, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments

Website Diagnosis: What you should do to improve your site's marketing potential

Website Self-Diagnosis


When we tell business owners, “Your website needs a facelift,” one of two things happens: either they nod or they get offended.

The ones who get offended probably think we are trying to create work for ourselves. They are right, of course. Bright Newt is always looking for ways to help people improve their businesses through marketing, especially web marketing. We also want to pay our bills and eat.

Those two aims inspired us… Continue

Added by Austin L. Church on February 9, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Members Stepping Up to Help EOK!

EOK members, Jason Settlemyer and Theo Aukerman have gone above and beyond the call of duty by spending the day at the FLAM facility working on lights, cameras, audio, internet streaming to help improve the podcasts and ustream feed on Wednesday mornings! We met at FLAM Friday, worked on a plan over lunch, bought supplies, and proceeded to work into the wee…

Added by Leonard Knight on February 6, 2010 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Anatomy of a Twitter Riot

Observations on Twitter as angry college students assemble in frustration over the departure of their football coach.

The Facts

January 12th, 2010, Knoxville, TN, the University of Tennessee announced the unexpected resignation of the head coach for their collegiate football team. Upon hearing the news, hundreds of stunned fans and students filled the streets on campus. Slowly, crowds migrated to the facilities where multiple press conferences were taking… Continue

Added by Frank Podlaha on February 4, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

UT Knoxville Conducting Seminars for Starting Your Own Business

Starting next week, UT Knoxville will be offering free seminars on starting your own business.

Interested? Check it out: UT Press Release

Added by Walter Lounsbery on February 2, 2010 at 3:56pm — 3 Comments

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