PART 1: The first of two articles on one of KEC’s new Executives-in-Residence

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC) recently named two individuals as its inaugural Executives-in-Residence (EIR). They will work with the existing KEC team to focus on mentorship and strategic priorities for entrepreneurs. Each EIR will have a specific focus area in which they will create programming and provide business

Several companies spotlighted in are finalists for “Pinnacle Business Awards”

Several companies that have been spotlighted in the past in articles are finalists for this year’s “Pinnacle Business Awards.” Coordinated by the Knoxville Chamber and presented by Regions Bank, the annual event is set for April 26. Awards will be presented in eight categories with the finalists selected from

BRIEF COMMENTARY: Author outlines key philosophy that has driven growth of Silicon Valley

As noted in this article about the recent “Innov865 Alliance Mayoral Forum,” there were several mentions of innovation districts and other ways to accelerate a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. Chattanooga was cited as one that is doing just that along with other cities like Greenville and Louisville. Chattanooga is cited again in