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SEEED Presents The Green Tie Event

Entrepreneurs of Knoxville,

Please join us December 2, 2015 at The Square Room from 6:00- 8:00 pm in celebrating our graduates. You'll get to help us celebrate our graduates, hear about news and plans for the upcoming year, and ways you can get involved with our organization! Tickets are $20 when you pre-order and $30 at the door. Green ties for the men and green flowers for the women will be available at the door! You won't want to miss the great event.…

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Added by Stan Johnson on November 6, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments

There Are No Unicorns in Knoxville

I've sat through many prep sessions for pitch competitions.  Most of the time I get the impression that this is not only the path to some of the discipline required for success, it is the same path required to be all you can be, which is to be the next Twitter or Facebook.  Perhaps that is not a realistic goal around here.

You see, there are real advantages to a rich new business ecosystem.  People in Knoxville are working hard to provide that.  A big part of the established new…

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Added by Walter Lounsbery on November 1, 2015 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Knoxville Salesforce User Group - Thursday October 22nd 2015

Date and Time

Thursday, October 22, 2015

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

Location

Cirrus Insight

117 Center Park Drive

Suite 100

Knoxville, TN 37922

Description

Please join us for our next Knoxville Salesforce user group meeting that will be held at Cirruspath, Inc. 117 Center Park Drive Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37922

- Introduction / Summary of Dreamforce '15 -…

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Added by Jason Roberts on October 16, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

October is Estate Planning Month

In 2008 Congress proclaimed the third week of October as Estate Planning Week which makes it Estate Planning Month. HMMM….. I wonder how much that has to do with Tennessee vs Alabama? Anyway as with any successful financial strategy Estate Planning is critical to give loved ones a peace of mind. It should be done as a team: the owners of the asset, the financial advisor, trustee, accountant and attorney. This helps ensure that your wishes are carried out…

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Added by Thierry V Sommer on October 9, 2015 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Copyright in the Happy Birthday Song Gets Thrown Out

This month, a federal judge has ruled that the company that has been charging for millions of dollars of royalties for use of the Happy Birthday Song never had the right to do so. Find out more at http://www.robinsoniplaw.com/the-happy-birthday-song-in-the-21st-century/

Added by Roby Robinson on September 28, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Private Equity - Angels, VCs, and Funds...Oh my!

As many of you know, in addition to founding Entrepreneurs of Knoxville and Entrepreneurial Collective, I serve as the President of ACG Knoxville Chapter. As Chapter President, my responsibilities include educating the Knoxville area about Early Stage Investing. I also recruit new Angels to the membership and look for Entrepreneurs to pitch to the Angels for capital.

So, here's a crash course in equity investing…

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Added by Leonard Knight on September 5, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Fall Finances

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Added by Thierry V Sommer on September 3, 2015 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Three Mistakes When Selecting a Trademark Specimen

Here is a discussion regarding three common mistakes when someone selects a trademark specimen to file with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. http://www.robinsoniplaw.com/blog/ ;

Added by Roby Robinson on August 26, 2015 at 9:05am — No Comments

Congratulations to Nanomechanics for continued success

Nanomechanics, Inc. is proud to announce that the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Roane State Community College has presented Nanomechanics with theTennessee 2015 Rising Star Award.

 

 “We were surprised and pleased that Nanomechanics was been recognized by Tennessee’s Small Business Development Center,” said Chairman and CEO John Swindeman.  “We have…

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Added by Thierry V Sommer on August 14, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

Congratulations to Nanomechanics for continued success

Nanomechanics, Inc. is proud to announce that the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Roane State Community College has presented Nanomechanics with theTennessee 2015 Rising Star Award.

 

 “We were surprised and pleased that Nanomechanics was been recognized by Tennessee’s Small Business Development Center,” said Chairman and CEO John Swindeman.  “We have…

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Added by Thierry V Sommer on August 14, 2015 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

A Modern Way to Do PR for a Small Business

Here is a tool that Rober Scoble found at the PR Summit: Press Friendly ( http://PressFriendly.com )

His interview:

https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble/videos/10153503165074655/

Added by Walter Lounsbery on August 14, 2015 at 7:08am — No Comments

Fundraiser!!!

Entrepreneurs of Knoxville,

The Sunday, that is August 2nd, Jarman's B.B.Q will be hosting SEEED's monthly fundraiser. This will be a great event, with even tastier cuisine. You do not want to miss out on a great opportunity to support some of the less fortunate inner-city youth. Come out and support a great program that strives everyday to create pathways out of poverty for the young adults of Knoxville Tennessee.…

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Added by Stan Johnson on July 30, 2015 at 10:48am — No Comments

Another smart entrepreneur!

Speeding the delivery of beer to thirsty clients...what could be better?!?!?!

Added by Leonard Knight on July 21, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments

Downtown Office Space ($100/mo)

Steve Slack has some AWESOME office space downtown! Perfect for co-working...the space is divided into a ton of smaller offices for privacy all located off a circular hallway around a very large common area! A very cool space. Also, there's warehouse space attached with loading docks. Could be great for some light…

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Added by Leonard Knight on July 21, 2015 at 9:02am — No Comments

Best Tech Entrepreneur Source - Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble, known as The Scobelizer a few years ago, is the master of tech networking.  From Davos to hobbyist clubs in San Francisco, from Facebook to one person startups you never heard of (but will be big news next year), Robert has amazing tech radar that finds out what is happening, who is doing it, and what is worth watching before it becomes the Next Big Thing.  People pay big money for newsletters on material like this, but you can benefit from Robert's hard work and talent for…

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Added by Walter Lounsbery on July 4, 2015 at 8:58am — No Comments

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/ ;

Added by Roby Robinson on June 25, 2015 at 11:48am — No Comments

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/  

Added by Roby Robinson on June 1, 2015 at 1:09pm — No Comments

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/ 

Added by Roby Robinson on April 30, 2015 at 11:22am — No Comments

"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?

Added by Roby Robinson on April 29, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments

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.…

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Added by Walter Lounsbery on April 3, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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