Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation News

Student Entrepreneurs Named Finalists in Statewide Pitch Competition

Four UT student startups were named among the 13 finalists in Launch Tennessee’s 36|86: Student Edition Pitch Competition. The competition brings together student companies from universities across Tennessee as part of the agency’s statewide University Venture Challenge (UVC) program. GeoAir, SimPath, In With the Old, and the Sorority Guide will pitch June 4 in Nashville as part of the 36|86 Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference.

Boyd Venture Challenge Awards Funding to Four Student Startups

Four businesses owned by UT students were recently awarded a total of $35,000 in the spring 2017 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business hosted the seed fund grant competition.

UT to Host SBIR Grant Information Session April 4

Learn how to participate in federal Small Business Innovation Research grants at a SBIR Informational Session at 4 p.m. April 4 in West Wing Room 440 of the Haslam Business Building.

Vol Court Pitch Competition to Begin February 1

UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation invites students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community to pitch their business ideas at Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series.

GeoAir Wins Fall 2016 Vol Court Pitch Competition

GeoAir, a startup company founded by MBA candidate Alex Adams, won top prize at last week’s fall 2016 Vol Court Pitch Competition. The company beat 18 competitors to take first place at the competition, which was hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. GeoAir gives a faster, more precise way to identify mold in fields by using a drone to take airborne samples of the field.

Boyd Venture Challenge Awards $35,000 to Student Startups

The fall 2016 Boyd Venture Challenge awarded a total of $35,000 to four UT startup companies to advance their businesses. Prometheus, SimPath, GeoAir, and In With the Old were selected from a group of 15 applicants.