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Pitch Competition on Market Square Stage and Networking at KEC Sponsored by UTFCU on November 5, 2013 at 6pm. Arrive at 5:30pm to mingle with the guests.…Continue
Fellow EOK members,
We need your help ASAP. We are attempting to setup HD-multi-camera broadcasting on Google+ and YouTube. According to some of our research, we need 2000 subscribers on our YouTube channel to make this happen.
Please subscribe to our channel and get 20 of your friends/contacts to also subscribe. It's easy, just head…Continue
I want to invite all EOK members to our Music Harvest on October 12 from 4-10 pm on Market Square. It's free and will be lots of fun. We will have an eclectic group of musicians from hip hop to opera to jazz to country. We keep the event family friendly (no alcohol, positive music). We will also be selling raffle tickets with great prizes such as weekend stays for 2 at…Continue
If you're like me, you may have known some code in the past or you've always wanted to at least get a cursory understanding of it.
Code School is a super cool resource from a startup based in Tampa, FL.
I've taken a lot of their free courses, but I came across this "Hall Pass" to get 2 free days of Code School to take unlimited courses.
Check it out here: …Continue
Added by Michael Erwin on September 27, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments
We at Angel Capital Group have started what we call Open Pitch.
Three local companies will be invited to pitch for 8 minutes with 5 minutes of Q&A in the 45 minutes prior to our normal monthly meeting time monthly. There is no guarantee of funding, but due to popularity, we have started an internal mentor program to allow these Open Pitch companies to escalate to funding within ACG. We expect it to figure prominently into the 2014 investment season. I think you know we will be…Continue
I'm just getting started in the freelance web development game, and I'm happy to say I just wrapped up with my first real client! I've worked in the past for people I knew, but this was the first client who came into the professional relationship cold.
If people already know you and like you, it's easy for them to decide to pay you to perform a service they need. If that prior relationship doesn't exist, they need something else that feels substantial. Many pitches to clients…Continue
Despite the lifting of long standing prohibitions on soliciting equity capital, the fundamentals have not changed. Investors don't invest in ideas, concepts, intellectual property, or even companies. They invest in people in markets they like and understand. All those other things must be present and in good standing, but focus first on the team. In the age of the JOBS Act, marketing and sales come first, not last. Once upon a time, marketing and sales were the last hires. Now, with…Continue
Added by Eric Dobson on September 25, 2013 at 8:51am — No Comments
We’ve heard a lot in the last couple of days about the SEC revising its private offering rules. Yes, a set of rule changes went into effect on Monday. No, these are not the crowdfunding rules! (Not yet,…Continue
Added by Dave Morehous on September 24, 2013 at 11:22pm — No Comments
I want one of these! Electricity and hot water from a small self-contained system! This sounds amazing. I just read that Toshiba is working on building these system smaller and smaller. A "pocket nuke" or "backyard reactor" would be awesome! Going off the grid with a little battery buried in the ground!
Checkout the …Continue
Added by Matt Tunstall on September 22, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments
E.O.K. is an educational and charitable organization committed to the success of each member. E.O.K. also benefits its members by providing strategic networking opportunities. E.O.K. is a grassroots organization focused on small business owners and independent contractors. The group ranges from high-tech individuals to those involved in real estate, non-profits, art, services, and more.
Added by Victoria Caldwell on September 16, 2013 at 8:25pm — No Comments
As an Entrepreneur you might sign allot of these!
A non-disclosure agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement (CA), confidential disclosure agreement (CDA), proprietary information agreement (PIA), or secrecy agreement, is a legal contract between at least two…Continue
Added by Victoria Caldwell on September 16, 2013 at 7:59pm — No Comments
Even though Red Burns was one of the most influential figures in the tech industry over the past 30 years — most famous for co-founding the groundbreaking Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU, and in a sense, the beginnings of interaction design — it’s not uncommon for…Continue
Added by Jason Roberts on September 8, 2013 at 11:19pm — No Comments
Added by Victoria Caldwell on September 5, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
I wanted to let the EOK community know that Knoxville native and patent attorney Matt Googe will be joining Robinson IP Law, PLLC starting September 1, 2013. He resigned today from Luedeka Neely Group. Matt clerked at Luedeka while in law school and worked there as a full-time attorney since 2011. A few years ago when I taught trademark law at the UT College of Law, Matt made the highest grade in the class and has been a great attorney to work with while we were at our previous firm. Now…Continue
Added by Roby Robinson on August 26, 2013 at 6:42pm — No Comments
I started this post off wanting to make a list of things entrepreneurs shouldn’t say, or things real entrepreneurs don’t do, but because this isMedium, I’ve come to realize that it feels more like a journal and so it feels more appropriate to talk directly…Continue
Added by Jason Roberts on August 26, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments
Every member brings their unique experience, expertise, and personality to the others. We all have something to contribute and we all have something to learn. Every member is critically important to the success of every other member.
Added by Victoria Caldwell on August 16, 2013 at 6:14pm — No Comments
A decade ago, I helped found a business dedicated to helping entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to fruition. I've mentored and coached hundreds of entrepreneurs since. Many of my students have licensed their ideas to powerful companies or brought them to market themselves through venturing. I've often wondered what differentiates…Continue
Added by Jason Roberts on August 13, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments
Attention EoK members!
We need your help!
We need members to give their ideas regarding the last quarterly event topic "Should We Stay or Should We Grow". Give us some good discussion ideas and topics for our meetings.
Added by Jason Roberts on August 9, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments