Seven teams of entrepreneurs have been selected to spend next weekend refining their “Big Ideas” as part of the latest edition of “What’s the Big Idea 48-Hour Launch” coordinated by the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center.
The seven companies are:
- Quantum Lock
- Timbre Tech
Two of the seven have been spotlighted in previous teknovation.biz articles. They are Joule, the team that was behind the recent “Co-Work Week” concept (click here for our article), and Quantum Lock, a security concept developed by a University of Tennessee graduate student (click here for that post).
For 48 hours beginning at 6 p.m. next Friday (March 1), the seven entrepreneurial teams will receive help from mentors and industry experts to further advance their ideas. Then, at 6 p.m. Sunday (March 3), they will pitch to a panel of judges in a Shark Tank-style competition. The winner will receive up to $10,000 in reimbursements for start-up costs. The finale is set for Scruffy City Hall on Market Square. To register, click here.
“What’s the Big Idea” is a long-standing activity of The Development Corporation of Knox County. For the second consecutive year, the presenting sponsor is Harper Auto Square.