Raising + Rising | An Innov865 Week Event

An event for local companies looking to raise capital, or on the rise but not quite raising yet. RSVP here

About this Event

Join the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and 3 Roots Capital as we host a hybrid event of pre-recorded pitches, live Q+A, and round table discussions and networking.

We’re bringing together investors and local Knoxville companies that are either on the rise, or looking to raise some capital, all under the same virtual roof!

This virtual event will be hosted on LunchPool.

More information on participating companies coming soon!

Innov865 Investor Series with Bill Malkes

The Innov865 Alliance has created the Innov865 Investor Series – powered by Three Roots Capital – to give Knoxville’s entrepreneurs more opportunities to hear from and interact with investors in our region.

The next event in the series will be September 26, 2019 at The Square Room inside Café 4.

Register here!

Join us for an engaging discussion with Bill Malkes, co-founder and former CEO of GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. and Grady Vanderhoofven, CEO of Three Roots Capital and Managing Partner of Meritus Capital, the lead investor in GRIDSMART. Bill and Grady will have a “fireside chat” as they discuss the founding, growth and evolution of GRIDSMART, and the acquisition of the company by a $2 billion publicly-traded corporation.

The discussion will be relevant for entrepreneurs and investors alike and will address community and social impact in addition to the financial impact of a successful business.  The session will include time for Q&A from the audience.  https://gridsmart.com/about/gridsmart-story/