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Innov865 Start Up Day
September 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Startup Day 2018 promises an exciting line-up that will showcase Knoxville as a great location for entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses. This year’s event will have Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture For America as the featured speaker, power pitches from Knoxville-area startups competing for up to $10,000 in cash prizes, including the Startup Day 2018 Crowd Favorite Prize presented by SunTrust Bank; and awarding of the 2018 Innov865 Traction Award presented by UT Federal Credit Union. The 2018 Innov865 Traction Award goes to a Startup Day alum who has made the most progress.
Location: The Mill and Mine227 W Depot Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917 RSVP Here Visiting Knoxville from NYC! Nelson to headline Startup Day 2018!
Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture For America
Nelson joined Venture for America in 2013 to lead fundraising and external relations, rose to Managing Director in 2016 and became CEO in 2017. As CEO, Nelson is focused on making VFA the go-to path for aspiring young entrepreneurs and helping lower the barriers to entrepreneurship for all.
“Knoxville has a growing reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship that I’m excited to witness firsthand. Venture For America exists to help lower the barriers to building a company for aspiring entrepreneurs. I’m looking forward to seeing how the Knoxville community is building a supportive, high-growth ecosystem for budding entrepreneurs.” ~ Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture For America