Epicenter is the hub of the Greater Memphis entrepreneurship movement. With its network of partners, EPIcenter is the enabler of unified strategies to increase support to new and existing entrepreneurs for business growth. Serving as the broader voice of the partner network and a single point of accountability, EPIcenter measures and celebrates the impact of entrepreneurial support to create a just, inclusive, and growing economy that accrues to all Memphians.

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The Operation Opportunity Challenge: Maker Edition has arrived. 

Epicenter the MadeBy Project and Little Bird Innovation have joined forces for Operation Opportunity Challenge: Maker Edition --a business plan competition for entrepreneurs to solve some of the most pressing challenges that makers and artisans, or those who create and sell physical – and often handmade – goods, face in growing their own businesses. Entrepreneurs and businesses will compete in two focus areas, working to creatively satisfy a priority need as identified through the MadeBy Project and Memphis-area product-based businesses.

Entrepreneurs who want to create and launch businesses that address needs in packaging, shipping and distribution and accessing raw materials could win $20,000 in cash to advance their business idea and $5,000 in business service support from Epicenter. 

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Upcoming Events 

Angel Investing Mixer

Thursday, November  30, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. @ The Casual Pint

Getting connected to the angel investing scene in Memphis is easier than you think! Join us at The Casual Pint on November 30th at 6:30 p.m. to meet like-minded people and learn about the exciting investment opportunities available to put your money to work in the community.

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So You Think You Want to be an Entrepreneur?

Wednesday, December  6, 2017 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM @ Epicenter Germantown

This 90-minute introductory course addresses questions, challenges and checklists in areas of entrepreneurial readiness, business concept strength and business formation fundamentals. A key first step in any prospective entrepreneur's journey, this course will help you determine whether or not this is the time to move forward with your bold idea.

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902 S. Cooper St. Memphis, TN, 38104 


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