Four student startup companies—from farm equipment to web design—have received a total of $32,500 to advance their businesses from the fall 2014 Boyd Venture Challenge.
Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation News
A student startup company focused on developing innovative high-performance plastic and rubber materials has won this semester’s Vol Court competition.
Six student-owned businesses won the seventh annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition this spring. They were chosen from among thirty-one business plans that competed for $20,000 in donated prize money in a contest sponsored by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, housed in the College of Business Administration.
Rhonda Reger, a professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship has been appointed director of research for the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She will be responsible for fostering and generating external funding to support entrepreneurship research.
For the seventh consecutive semester, the Boyd Venture Fund is soliciting applications from student-owned companies interested in securing a grant to help grow their businesses. The deadline for application submissions is Monday, March 24. The UT Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation administers the fund. All UT students, regardless of academic discipline or degree program (doctoral, master’s, or undergraduate) are eligible to apply.
Got the next big idea? Think you might have an entrepreneurial streak? Like challenges and the chance to make an impact? If so, the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation invites you to enter the seventh annual Business Plan Competition. The submission deadline is February 24. All undergraduate students on the Knoxville campus—from any college and from any discipline—are eligible.
Three entrepreneurial ventures owned by UT students were granted a total of $17,000 by the Boyd Venture Fund. Since the Boyd Venture Fund’s inception in 2011, fourteen student-owned companies have been awarded a total of $104,500 to advance their businesses.
A series of workshops that provide faculty, students, and community members with tools to start and grow their own businesses kicks off February 11. The Vol Court spring 2014 program will run through March 25. Workshops will be held from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 103 of the James A. Haslam II Business Building.
Style with Benefits, an internet-based retail company founded by senior economics major Chelsea Padgham, won the Vol Court fall session.
Need a little help getting your student-owned business off the ground? The Boyd Venture Fund is looking for UT students interested in applying for seed-funding grants. The application deadline for the fall 2013 semester is Friday, November 8.