Building the future

The LITE House is a community collaboration that was brought into existence to grow and enrich the entrepreneurial community.  From business workshops to teen entrepreneurial camps, the LITE House will offer programming to support entrepreneurs of all ages.


Our mission is to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem for the community that Leads Innovators To Excel by connecting them to needed resources to fuel their creative spark.

“There are lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.”

– Phil Libi, CEO of Evernote

MEET THE Leaders

Our team is supported by a network of dedicated mentors and diverse partners who invest countless hours and endless energy into our startups. 

Anne Montgomery

Anne Montgomery

LITE House Director

Mary Maddox

Mary Maddox

LITE House Program Director

Martha Maddox

Martha Maddox

Associate Dean at Goodfriend School of Business at Tennessee Wesleyan University


The LITE House and our programs are made possible by a dedicated group of supporters who provide much more than funding.  


The Grand Opening of LITE House was held on August 24, 2019. We were so thankful for the turnout and glad that we are a resource for our community!