Seven finalists named for upcoming “What’s the Big Idea 48-Hour Launch”

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:

  • Joule
  • DigDog
  • D-ON
  • KnoxvillePage
  • Scan2Scan
  • Quantum Lock
  • Timbre Tech

Two of the seven have been spotlighted in previous 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.

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