Wednesday, February 18, 2009

be the change you want to see in knoxville

Just when I'm about to convince myself that I'll never find a full-time job with my degree, I run across an advertisement for the grand opening of the most inspiring group in Knoxville that I'm not a part of: Knoxville Overground.

Tonight they celebrate their grand opening in a sweet space in Sequoyah Hills, where they offer communal work space for entrepreneurs of social change. I met Alex Lavidge at a clean energy conference in the fall when I began my job search. After talking to him about his experience in the Silicon Valley and what he wanted to do in Knoxville, I thought his ideas were way too big for Knoxville. Fortunately, I was wrong. His networking non-profit has hit the ground running this year with tons of sponsors and a clear mission for their members: to be the change that you want to see in Knoxville. If you're in the area, check them out tonight at 7:00 in their new location at 1204 Kenesaw Ave. in Sequoyah Hills.

Needless to say, it's unlikely that we'd hear anything about entrepreneurial efforts with the economy as it is. Let's hope Knoxville fits.

3 comments:

Discordia said...

Speaking of change in knoxville, John Petersen to Step Down as UT President:

Discordia said...

http://www.tennessee.edu/media/releases/02182009_pres_steps_.html


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Thomas said...

speaking of positive change for Knoxville, here's a little event that should get a lot of people fired up about riding a bike in the urban landscape of K-town.
check it out, and come on out and ride!
http://harvesttheride.blogspot.com/2009/02/royal-flush-poker-derby.html