Who We Are

AccelNow is a community of volunteers organized to provide mentoring, training, networking and support to entrepreneurs in the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee.

We are solely focused on understanding and meeting the development needs of entrepreneurs who want to startup new businesses.

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What We Do

AccelNow provides free and low cost programs and services to entrepreneurs in the eight county Northeast TN region.

All entrepreneurs are invited to join the AccelNow community. A variety of programs and services are provided to meet the needs of entrepreneurs at different stages of development, from those who are interested in learning what it means to be an entrepreneur, to those with viable business models looking to connect with local investors, to existing businesses who need assistance taking their business to the next level.

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Volunteers

AccelNow is a community of volunteers organized to provide mentors, training, networking and support to entrepreneurs in Northeast TN. We need volunteers with a broad range of skills, experience, knowledge and interests.

Mentors play a key role in the AccelNow program. We are always looking for experienced mentors, business subject experts, industry experts and successful entrepreneurs to join the AccelNow mentor team. We provide training, meeting facilities, and administrative support to the mentors. We ask that mentors commit to a minimum of four hours per month. We schedule mentor “office hours” to fit the schedule of the mentor.

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Get Started with AccelNow

AccelNow provides resources to entrepreneurs to help them start up successful businesses and create jobs and wealth in the Northeast Tennessee region. We are called a “business accelerator” because we help you speed up the process of refining your idea and developing it into a viable, investable business model. AccelNow is a community of volunteers contributing their time and effort to help you succeed.

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