Knoxville is the second oldest chapter of Angel Capital Group, founded in 2008. Today it remains a vibrant community of angels and one of our most productive chapters. The city has a highly technical and well educated work force that is translating into a growing entrepreneurial community. Historically, Knoxville’s local entrepreneurial market has tended to be heavily technical. Its success stories include technologies for proton therapy, positron emission tomography, energy, and digital photography. Today’s market is marked by digital media, such as the Media Works Digital Media Accelerator managed by the Knoxville Entrepreneurship Center in downtown Knoxville. Knoxville is the third largest digital media production market in the US with notable leaders such as Scripps’s HGTV and Jewelery Television as well as Rivr Media. Knoxville boasts being the home of the The University of Tennessee. Knoxville is also home to the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Knoxville enjoys a great climate and access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hiking, backpacking, rafting, tubing (both water and snow), skiing, etc. are favorites of the local community year round.