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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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
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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
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Leonard Knight left a comment for Valentino Constantinou
"Valentino! Welcome to EOK! I'm glad you're here and look forward to working with you and Michael on your startup! ~Leo"
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Walter Lounsbery's blog post was featured

This is why Google Glass is Dead

I would be the last person in the world to say Microsoft is an innovation company.  They have squashed a lot of their best ideas, or bought out companies and made them a ho-hum part of the Microsoft Borg.  And that goes for Nokia, a has-been major cell phone manufacturer.  The new CEO, however, seems to have kicked things into gear.  And the product announced today, Microsoft HoloLens, is revolutionary.  It puts 3D objects into your field of view, sometimes integrated with physical objects like…See More
Jan 27
Walter Lounsbery posted a blog post

This is why Google Glass is Dead

I would be the last person in the world to say Microsoft is an innovation company.  They have squashed a lot of their best ideas, or bought out companies and made them a ho-hum part of the Microsoft Borg.  And that goes for Nokia, a has-been major cell phone manufacturer.  The new CEO, however, seems to have kicked things into gear.  And the product announced today, Microsoft HoloLens, is revolutionary.  It puts 3D objects into your field of view, sometimes integrated with physical objects like…See More
Jan 21
Madison King Randolph is now a member of Entrepreneurs of Knoxville
Jan 17
Christine Maentz left a comment for Leonard Knight
"Thank you Leonard!"
Jan 7
Leonard Knight left a comment for James Horey
"James, Congratulations on your exit to CirrusPath! That is awesome. I remember when you were just a humble software developer pitching at the EOK pitch contest ;-) Now...you're a successful entrepreneur with an exit under your belt! Well…"
Jan 7

July 2008 Blog Posts (11)

Stay updated with RSS

Real Simple Syndication (RSS) is a great way to stay up to date on your items of interest without visiting page after page every day. When you "subscribe" to an RSS feed, you are telling your computer to go get the latest data periodically for you and download it to your local reader. Your reader depends on the platform your working on...Mac, Windows, Linux, etc.



On a Mac, it is very easy to subscribe to an RSS feed. Here is a great video from Apple explaining how to use… Continue

Added by Leonard Knight on July 31, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Get your own EOKHQ.COM Email

We are using Google's gmail to host the email on eokhq.com. Gmail has some awesome features such as online storage of all your mail. Also, it supports IMAP allowing you to check your messages from everywhere/anywhere. This is a great option for iPhone users since you can check messages, file messages,…

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Added by Leonard Knight on July 26, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Cool Entrepreneur Tee Shirts

Here are two tee shirts I found online. Should we offer tee shirts on the site?

Added by Leonard Knight on July 25, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Great new coffee shop!

Blackbird coffee is open for business. Craig and Ali Johnson offer a great cup of coffee, pastries, music, and a warm inviting place to sit. If you have the chance, please stop in for a visit and your favorite coffee drink. Here is a link to a good article about the new shop.



And here is another article from our favorite writer Carly… Continue

Added by Leonard Knight on July 24, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Looking for a new Headset?



I've tried the new Plantronics 925 and the new Jawbone II and hands down the Jawbone II is the best headset. It really works to eliminate all background noise. I made a call from my living room yesterday while my two older boys and two of their friends were playing Halo… Continue

Added by Leonard Knight on July 24, 2008 at 11:38am — No Comments

Screencasting made easy!

I downloaded Jing the other day and have already recorded a handful of screencasts to help neighbors, friends, colleagues, and clients with some everyday tasks. It's very easy to use. Just download the software, install, run...It's super easy! Then record a few tutorials to teach us or someone else something…

Added by Leonard Knight on July 21, 2008 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

Tools for GTD

Chris Austin introduced the group to Getting Things Done a few meetings back and I've been on board ever since. I've tried various techniques/software packages/books/etc. to help organize and prioritize my life but none have stuck. I bought the book… Continue

Added by Leonard Knight on July 16, 2008 at 11:23am — No Comments

Use Sketch-up to...well...SKETCH your idea

Google Sketch-up allows just about anyone to create a 3-D drawing of their product or idea. I've used it to explain designs to vendors and partners. It's easy to use and has a huge community to help you at every turn. And, like many of the google applications, IT'S FREE! Check it out at… Continue

Added by Leonard Knight on July 16, 2008 at 10:55am — No Comments

Make Money with Overlay.tv

This is a cool idea I heard about on the Net@Nite podcast. Leo and Amber did an interview with the founders of this new business. Basically you can take any video (youtube, your own, google, etc.) and add overlay/product placement advertising to it. You make money if anyone watching the video clicks on the links you embed. It's… Continue

Added by Leonard Knight on July 16, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Online (Affordable) Accounting Software

I've been looking for an alternative to Quickbooks for...well...ever since I first bought Quickbooks seven years ago. Don't get me wrong; I'm not a Quickbooks hater like some but I do want a simple, straight forward, multi-user, online, collaborative solution. Not asking for much am I?



Anyway, I found this great site, lessaccounting.com via some suggestion on twitter. I've setup a couple of my… Continue

Added by Leonard Knight on July 11, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Starbucks e-drink



I was looking around today for a way to buy someone a drink at Starbucks and have an e-card with a link sent to their email. They could print the coupon, take it to Starbucks and get a drink. Oddly Starbucks doesn't offer this service. I think this would be big seller for corp, friends, family, excellent for birthdays, etc.



I mocked up a version above. I also thought it would work well as an incentive to complete a survey, reward to… Continue

Added by Leonard Knight on July 10, 2008 at 7:39pm — 2 Comments

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