This one is truly over ground. Tomorrow night KO is hosting a gala on the 6th floor of the Sunsphere (that’s one floor above the Wig Shop). The public is welcomed to attend, just a cool $25, but there is a limit to only 120 guests.
Official KO members, KO sponsors, and members of KO affiliate organizations receive a 20% discount for this event: $20/per person includes an evening of cocktails, friends, an upbeat vibe, and inspiring speeches about Knoxville’s potential to be even more sustainable, innovative, cosmopolitan, and empowered entrepreneurial community of cultural creatives.
This is a great opportunity to meet some of the folks involved with KO, and if you aren’t a member yet, you can swing by and take this quiz to see if perhaps you should be!
KO is working on building a micro-enterprise development center at 35 Market Square and is hosting a social mixer there tonight (link to the flyer).
Their proposal, modeled off of the top-ranked San Francisco Renaissance Center, entails using the space as a resource where startups in a variety of industries (specifically companies positioned to bring in the majority of their revenue from outside Tennessee) can grow around a community of other startups, self-employed professionals, and organization representatives that specifically serve the startup community.
If you fall into any of these categories, swing by and check it out! And, as always, there’s the weekly Wednesday open house at the coworking space on Kenesaw where you can meet cool KO people and find out more!
On Wednesday February 18 Knoxville Overground is holding a launch party and wants to invite the Knoxville blogging community to come check out the facilities from 7-10 pm.
There will be live music, photographers, food & drinks, guest speakers, the Press, and silent auctions for â€œan hour of time with professionals, consultants, and celebrity entrepreneurs.â€ Tours will be provided of the new Knoxville Overground community center (for entrepreneurs & local investors) and our coworking workspace every 15 minutes from 7pm – 8pm.
If you haven’t been by, the coworking space is a great place for things like blogger meetups, tweet ups, and other social events centered on increasing technical and economic development in Knoxville. It’s also a cool place to work during the day if you’re someone who has trouble working out of the house or would like a place a little more “office like” than coffee shops.
Come by and check it out!!!