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LaunchTN: Start-up Policy Workshops
November 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
November 18 at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (click here to register)
During the session, 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