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Can we successfully reach 54.5 MPG by 2025? The answer is likely found in materials produced in the Tennessee Valley.

From producing the first 3D printed car, creating sources of renewable energy for world benefit, to developing better ways to detect and cure cancer, 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 is Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the U.S. Cellular Stage at The Bijou in downtown Knoxville and highlights the city as the hub for startups and entrepreneurs. More than 400 attendees participate in the event, which includes power pitches from local startups and fireside chats with some of Knoxville’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors.

New for 2015, Startup Day will include a pitch competition between six 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.

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

Admission is free but registration is required. For more information, knoxvillestartupday.com.

Startup Day 2015 is produced by: University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Oak Ridge National Lab, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Tech 2020, Launch Tennessee, Pershing Yoakley & Associates and The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.