Do you want to be your own boss?
These workshops are for you!!!

Skyhawk Entrepreneurial Vision Workshops are designed to turn business ideas into companies.

Workshops begin on Thursday, October 5, 2017, every Thursday for 7 weeks at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The first session begins at 4 pm - 8 pm. Sessions thereafter starts at 6 pm until 8pm. Each workshop ends with a door prize drawing for attending participants. Participants attending ALL six sessions will be eligible for a $200 prize drawing.

All sessions are FREE, including a light meal, networking opportunities, workshop materials, and open to the public with your registration below.


Sign-up HERE

This high-energy workshop series is FREE and open to the public. They are hosted at the University of Tennessee Martin College of Business & Global Affairs Building, Room 33 (View MAP).

TN Code Academy:
Teaching Skills, Growing Talent, Creating Entrepreneurs.

Code Academies are educational programs that teach the basics of computer programming through games and gaming platforms, web and mobile applications.

Students learn computational thinking and coding individually and as part of a team. When finished, the students host a "Demo Day," showcasing their efforts as a project presentation before adults and peers.

Bring a Code Academy to your school or community. Contact us and we'll get you started so your students can get a jump start on a high wage, high demand career.

Upcoming Events

TN Soybean Festival Minecraft Farming Challenge

TWO sessions available, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on September 2, 2017 at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Gooch Hall, Room 325, 544 University Street, Martin, TN 38237.

Twin Oaks Technology has designed a farming world for an epic TN Soybean Festival Minecraft Farming Challenge. There is a $100 cash price and a winner will be determined at each session.

Contestants will make educational, budgeting, banking, and real estate decisions. At the end of each session, the net worth of the farmer will be calculated to determine the challenge winner. Registration fee is $10. Suggested age to attend is 10-15. Limited seating. REGISTER HERE! View Facebook Event HERE.

Soybean Festival 2017 Minecraft Challenge

CO.STARTERS is a program designed to turn your business idea into action.

The Co.Starters Program will be postponed until the Spring of 2017 due to an illness of our facilitator.

In agriculture, most new ideas begin as a single seed of inspiration. NextFarm® is an agricultural focused entity owned by the Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center (NTEC) which sponsors a business development program to help rural entrepreneurs grow their ideas into sustainable businesses: AgStarters.

NTEC would like to organize a series of business development programs to help rural entrepreneurs grow their ideas into sustainable businesses. Please take a moment to share your thoughts, ideas and subjects you would like to learn.

Next FarmColorWe are excited to invite you to register for NextFarm®, a business development program focused on agricultural innovation.

The NextFarm® Learning Days is a series of entrepreneur workshops involving a cohort-based process that leverages the advantages of learning in a group setting. The program is geared to any company needing to expand the customer testing phase of business development, not just those who are ag related.


Strengthen your skills and grow your agricultural business by attending upcoming workshops in collaboration with the LFN, Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center, Center for Profitable Agriculture UT Extension Institute of Agriculture, and the TN Department of Agriculture.

1/31/18 – Farmers Market Boot Camp, NWTDD, 124 Weldon Drive, Martin, TN 382372018UT17 12 FMBootcamp preregister today


  • Making Your Food Business Dream a Reality
  • Online Marketing Strategies for Direct Farm Marketers
  • Are Fruit and Nut Crops in Your Future?
  • Managing Revenue Risk: How to Determine if NAP or Other Revenue Insurance Products Are a Fit for Your Business

The Farmers Market Boot Camp Workshop series will be in Martin, TN on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required no later than five business days prior to each event. Find dates, locations and other details in the attached brochure.

  • Space is limited
  • Registration fee: $20 per person
  • Lunch included
  • Register here
  • Contact Hal Pepper with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This workshop fulfills a Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program requirement in the Fruits and Vegetables and Value-Added diversification sectors. For additional information regarding educational programs for TAEP requirements, please contact Clay Dunivan at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, 615-837-5348.

Watch a short video about the NextFarm Workshop series