LaunchTN, D.C. start-up policy group Engine, and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC) are hosting “Start-up Policy Workshop Knoxville” next Wednesday (October 9 )at KEC. Like a workshop scheduled the previous day at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, attendees will gain an overview of what qualifies as a local, state, or federal issue; learn how to engage with policymakers to advocate for their business; and meet with regional policymakers to tell their story.

The agenda is as follows:

1 p.m. – Introductions: What do you hope to gain from today?

1:15 p.m. – Issues identification: What challenges can policy help solve? What level of government do these issues relate to?

2 p.m.How to engage: What do you do when you’ve got a policymaker’s ear?

2:45 p.m. – Break

3 p.m. – Policymaker roundtables: Small group discussions with regional policymakers, rotating every 20 minutes.

4 p.m. – Closing remarks

To register, click here.