About Startup Day

From manufacturing the first 3D printed car and creating efficient sources of energy for world benefit to hosting six global cable networks with more than 20 production companies that bring content into the homes of more than 100 million homes worldwide – innovation continues to churn and spin out new products and processes that change the way we live.

And, the innovation spark begins here in East Tennessee.

Several organizations who share in the mission of promoting new ideas and businesses, present Startup Day, an annual event celebrating the entrepreneur spirit in the region.

Startup Day 2015 highlights Knoxville as the hub for startups and entrepreneurs. More than 400 attendees participate in the event including: business leaders, entrepreneurs and startups, investors, young professionals and community leaders.

New for 2015, Startup Day will include a pitch competition between seven startups, competing for a $5,000 cash prize. In addition, the first Traction Award will be presented to a Startup Day alum that’s made the most progress over the past three years. We’ll continue fireside chats with some of Knoxville’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors and wrap up with a networking filled happy hour.

If you share a passion for new concepts and seek to understand how ideas are borne within and shared beyond the hills of East Tennessee, join us for Startup Day 2015.

Sponsored by: The University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Oak Ridge National Lab, Launch Tennessee, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, Tech 2020, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, and The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.