KNOXVILLEâ€”Knoxvilleâ€™s second annualÂ Startup DayÂ kicked off Thursday afternoon at The Standard in downtown Knoxville. The event celebrated the success of Knoxvilleâ€™s growing startup community and raised awareness about resources that support East Tennessee entrepreneurs.
Among the presenters were Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Tech 2020.
â€œWhen most Americans think â€˜startup community,â€™ they think Silicon Valley in California, New York City, or Seattle,â€ said Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. â€œItâ€™s significant that East Tennessee is nurturing its startup culture, making resources available to startups, and generally creating a welcoming environment for entrepreneurs. Creating a startup-friendly city will keep and attract talent, capital, and more resources.â€ [Read more…]