The Innov865 Alliance invites all local business leaders, startups, investors, and students for a week of celebrating entrepreneurship in Knoxville and East Tennessee at its Innov865 Week in late September.


This multi-day event will feature various local business leaders and their ideas to promote Knoxville as THE prime destination for startups and growing a business. From mobile app developers to online self-storage marketing platforms to social media influencers, Knoxville has become a hub for startups and Innov865 Week wants to showcase this!

Startup Day 2019 will also be happening during this exciting Innov865 Week as it will present Knoxville’s most investable startups and feature its signature pitch competition, where East Tennessee startups can compete for cash prizes of up to $10,000. The event will take place on September 24th at the Mill and Mine from 2pm – 5pm.  To register, click here!

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About the Innov865 Alliance

The Innov865 Alliance develops, supports, and promotes the Knoxville region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. It is a collaborative effort to celebrate and showcase Knoxville as a great place for entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses and increase access to capital. Its signature event is the annual Innov865 Week; the Alliance also coordinates other activities throughout the year, including pitch competitions, educational opportunities, and social events. Founding members include the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PYA, UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Three Roots Capital, Launch Tennessee, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, and TVA.