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May 18, 2016 | Tom Ballard

Information session on new ACCELER865 Fund set for May 31

Acceler865It’s time for those in the Knoxville community who believe in the importance of start-up accelerators to come to the table, and the opportunity to do so is May 31.

As previously reported in this post, Eric Dobson and Angel Capital Group are taking the lead in creating a small, targeted, grass-roots microventure fund to support the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center’s (KEC) accelerator program.

The ACCELER865 Fund, as it will be called, will invest directly in four start-ups that are part of KEC’s “The Works” accelerator that launches next month. Those companies will be in the “CodeWorks” cohort which is one of two tracks in this summer’s program. The other track is “MediaWorks” which will be supported financially by Scripps Networks Interactive.

Dobson believes it is important that this be a community-based and community-focused fund. As such, he’s planning a kickoff event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at KEC, and encourages all interested individuals to attend. To register, click here. To learn more about “The Works,” read our recent post.


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