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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What Is the First Step In the Patenting Process?

A common question I receive is, "What is the first step in the patenting process?"  The answer to the question depends on a number of factors. Here is some information to help answer the question: http://www.robinsoniplaw.com/blog/ ;See More
Jun 25
Roby Robinson posted a discussion

Three Common Mistakes Made by Startup Companies

Startup companies face a number of challenges and potential pitfalls right out of the gate. Here are a few common mistakes made by startup companies . . . http://www.robinsoniplaw.com/blog/ See More
Jun 19
Dave Morehous left a comment for Tom von Clef
"Welcome to EOK, Tom!"
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Leonard Knight left a comment for Tom von Clef
"Welcome to EOK!"
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Daniel DB Buchanan left a comment for Dave Morehous
"Hey Dave, good meeting you in CoStarters! You seem like one of the good ones!"
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Dave Morehous left a comment for Daniel DB Buchanan
"Welcome to EOK!"
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Leonard Knight left a comment for Abu Musa
"Welcome to EOK! We're very glad you're here!"
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Leonard Knight left a comment for Daniel DB Buchanan
"Welcome to EOK, my friend!"
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Abu Musa is now a member of Entrepreneurs of Knoxville
Jun 11
Roby Robinson's blog post was featured

Indirect Patent Infringement and Component Manufacturers

Component manufacturers beware:  You may be on the hook for patent infringement. Even if a component product does not meet every limitation of a patent claim, the component product manufacturer may still be liable for patent infringement under a theory of indirect patent infringement. Find out more here:  http://www.robinsoniplaw.com/blog/  See More
Jun 2
Roby Robinson posted a blog post

Indirect Patent Infringement and Component Manufacturers

Component manufacturers beware:  You may be on the hook for patent infringement. Even if a component product does not meet every limitation of a patent claim, the component product manufacturer may still be liable for patent infringement under a theory of indirect patent infringement. Find out more here:  http://www.robinsoniplaw.com/blog/  See More
Jun 1
Roby Robinson's 2 blog posts were featured
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Leonard Knight left a comment for Clif Goodgame
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May 11
Clif 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

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





Introduction

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…
Continue

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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