Startup Day 2021

Discover the world-changing ideas coming from Knoxville’s entrepreneurs at Startup Day 2021! Register to attend here.

About this event

Startup Day will be hosted at the Mill in Mine in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Startup Day is an annual “Shark-Tank”-style pitch competition for a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes. Six of Knoxville’s most investable startups will pitch their businesses in front of a panel of expert judges. In addition to the opportunity to spotlight their startup for investors, entrepreneurs will compete for a “crowd favorite” cash prize, presented by Truist.

The event will also feature the Impact Award, presented by Verizon, to a Knoxville entrepreneur who has gained the most momentum over the past few years.

Join us for another great event of celebrating Knoxville’s robust entrepreneurial ecosystem!