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May 08, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Next step in Knoxville effort to grow more angels is a May 17 event focused on accredited investors

The Knoxville Chamber is hosting a lunch meeting on May 17 focused on accredited investors and others who are interested in an exclusive preview of the “Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator.”

Sponsored by the Sheltowee Angel Network, the event is designed to further advance the development of a more robust angel investor base in the community. It follows the Chamber’s recent three-part angel investor series and the ever-evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region that includes:

The accelerators put Knoxville on a national stage with three programs recruiting either national or both nationally and globally. Success of the companies coming here or starting here is critical to expanding the local entrepreneurial “ecosystem,” our regional economy, and our start-up culture by capitalizing on the important innovations being developed here daily.

Those who are accredited investors, curious about angel investing, and want to see the future of Knoxville entrepreneurship should contact either Nancy Nabors ( or Eric Dobson (

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