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What is the Sky City Initiative

The Sky City Initiative's goal is to help create a culture of entrepreneurship in Blount County. We will do this in three phases....
  • Find Entrepreneurs
    We want to discover who the entrepreneurs are in Blount County.
  • Listen and Evaluate
    This event is meant to foster discussion amongst entrepreneurs in order to learn what they need to thrive.
  • Implement Solutions
    Once we have learned what we need to do to foster entrepreneurship in our community we will take steps to make that a realty.
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Who is it for?

Do you have a business idea?

Are you looking for your business to grow?

Join us and other entrepreneurs for the inaugural “Sky City Initiative.”

We are a group that wants to build a culture of awareness and connectedness for entrepreneurship in Blount County.

Some say this is a movement.  We just want to know what entrepreneurs need to thrive. Come join us.

Small Business Owners
If you have a small business that needs to grow and are interested in what resources our community has to offer.
If you have a business idea and want to build relationships and find people that can help you make it a reality.


May 8th, 2018 6-8pm

Barley’s Taproom

128 W. Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN

Storm Taylor

Entrepreneur and Film Producer

The recently returned native is Storm Taylor, best known for his role in producing The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia documentary. He will speak about his entrepreneurial experiences including Saint Taylor’s Public House, an upscale pub and bar he just opened in the downtown area.

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Jesse Labelle

Sony Records Recording Artist

Jesse Labelle is the singer-songwriter who was chosen to open for Keith Urban on the “Raise ‘Em Up Tour.” You can learn more about him by reading this recent article from Nash In Tune.

Networking and Collaboration

A portion of our time will be dedicated to structured networking and brainstorming. This will be a great opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs and form relationships that can help take your business to it’s next stage.

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Did We Mention There Will Be Free Beer and Pizza?

RSVP for the Initiative


Reserve your spot at the table and help make Blount County thrive with entrepreneurship!


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