Members Helping Members - Educating, Informing, Supporting
I'm the President of the local ACG Chapter and Eric Dobson is the CEO for the entire organization. ACG members invest in startups in exchange for equity (ownership). We usually invest around $250,000 in seed rounds but have done as much as $8.7M. Equity investing is only for companies capable of changing Valuation quickly and Exiting. Private Equity Investors (Angels and…Continue
I'm looking for some Nerds and could use some help. Would you please print a copy of this flyer and hang in a Starbucks, Panera, Dorm, Library, etc. where high school or college students frequent? We're focusing on students for our staffing needs and your help is greatly appreciated!
Or, if you know someone who manages a coffee shop or works at a highschool…Continue
Added by Leonard Knight on November 21, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
You may not know this...but...as a member of EOK, you get some really cool perks including a full G-Suite with an account at @eokhq.com. If you don't have your @eokhq.com account, be sure to drop Leo an email email@example.com to let him know and he'll get you setup ASAP! Also, this allows you to communicate with other EOK members via their EOK email addresses if you log into Google with your shiny new EOK account.
Check out these stories created by our very own, Tommy Nguyen! Tommy's company Right Click Design is rocking and rolling building custom applications for everything from games to relationship management to self-storage units! You have to check these guys out! They are very impressive and will amaze you with their abilities. If you have a need for some custom software, reach out to Tommy and his…Continue
Added by Leonard Knight on September 26, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments
Added by Christopher Coyne on September 13, 2017 at 7:37pm — No Comments
Our very own, Jonathan Patrick, is the host of an amazing podcast, SouthFound! He's looking for entrepreneurs and investors to interview. So, drop JP a line here on his EOK page, if you're working on something…Continue
Added by Jason Roberts on September 11, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
It was the fall of 2015 and my son, 17-year-old high…Continue
Added by Brady Craig Fernandes on September 11, 2017 at 12:48pm — No Comments
There is no reason why business and satisfaction should be separate concepts. Building a career with success should bring with it a sense of fulfillment, so if you’re making a living but dread your daily commute or traveling too often, it’s time for a career change.
Building a new business or career and loving what you do are not mutually exclusive. As an Alternative career coach, I help guide dozens of professionals out of their mundane jobs and into businesses that…Continue
We've always LOVED trello! Since trello.com came on the scene back in 2011, it has been super popular with many EOK members. If you haven't tried it, definitely check it out. It's great for projects, document management, task lists, and more! It's simplicity is what makes it so powerful and effective! Also, check out their story on…Continue
Added by Leonard Knight on January 23, 2017 at 7:11am — No Comments
I am a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee and have recently joined the College of Business at the California State Polytechnic University as a college professor. During my awesome time in Knoxville, I attended a few gatherings of EOK and was always impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit in Knoxville.
I am currently doing a research…Continue
Added by Nastaran on October 17, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
She really knows her stuff, the ten minutes to be inspired to listen.
Added by Buzz Jellett on September 6, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Hey fellow EOKers et all. We have had an awesome lineup of fellowship pub nights the last four months, but they have been poorly attended. This has been a great entry point for our friends and visitors to check out what we are about.
Fellowship events are the lifeblood of any entrepreneurial group as they grow, we grow to buildup…Continue
Added by Buzz Jellett on July 8, 2016 at 5:27pm — No Comments
My former co-worker James Horey, has created a new company so I wanted to help him get the word out.
We help brands monitor products reviews across all major Amazon sites and other specialty retail sites. Key features include:
* Email alerts for new reviews to multiple team members
* Ability to monitor user questions, sales rank, and price
* Ability to export all reviews, questions, price, and…
Added by Jason Roberts on May 12, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
Pitching for an investment is not an easy thing to do. It is part art and part business acumen. The short version is the pitch should mimic a great business plan in structure and flow, but be told as a story. It ultimately depends on your style of presentation, but the most straightforward delivery is…Continue
As you know, Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development, or SEEED is a local non-profit whose mission is to create pathways out of poverty for young adults through career readiness training, while equipping communities with environmental literacy skills. Over the last two sessions SEEED has served 23 young people. Nine are currently working and one has started his…Continue
Added by Stan Johnson on April 13, 2016 at 7:24am — No Comments
We believe the collective experience of all our members is priceless! No one has seen the world through your eyes...you are super unique and we can all learn from you! So, please take a few minutes to share your ideas for topics.
I've attached the list we have compiled so far. Please use the EOK Topic Suggestion form to make more suggestions. You can find the form…Continue
Added by Leonard Knight on April 11, 2016 at 10:56am — No Comments
Nobody likes filling out timesheets, but there are a number of reasons why you should adopt and maintain this discipline right from the beginning of your enterprise.
It's obvious that an accounting system is important, not only due to the financial reporting requirements of the business, but also as a management tool. Just as you want to keep track of where your money is going, it is extremely important to keep track of where your time is going.
In a service business in which…Continue
Don't be like a mouse in an experiment looking for food pellets. Don't keep pressing that "get mail" constantly. Set aside 4-6 times each day to check your email (7am, 10am, 1pm, 3pm, 6pm), and get work done in the inbetween times. A lot of time, the emails will resolve themselves without your involvement.
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.…Continue
Added by Stan Johnson on November 6, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Walter Lounsbery on November 1, 2015 at 10:22pm — No Comments