Boyd Venture Fund News

Student Businesses Awarded Boyd Venture Grants

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.

Student Entrepreneurs Awarded Spring 2013 Boyd Venture Grants

Three entrepreneurial ventures owned by UT students have been granted a total of $25,000 by the Boyd Venture Fund. The funds will be used to grow the student-run businesses. A fourth student venture has been offered space in the UT Research Foundation Business Incubator. The in-kind offer is worth $3,000.

Boyd Venture Fund Seeking Student-Owned Businesses for Spring 2013 Grants

The Boyd Venture Fund is seeking students who are interested in applying for grants to grow their businesses. The grant application deadline for the spring 2013 semester is Wednesday, March 13. All UT students, regardless of academic discipline or degree program (undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral), are eligible to apply. The grant is administered by UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Student-Owned Screen Printing, Hammock Businesses Receive $20K Grant

Creators of a screen printing company for campus organizations and a designer of leisure hammocks are the latest recipients of a $20,000 grant from the UT Boyd Venture Fund. The two student ventures, InHouse GFX and Adams Innovation LLC, are the fall 2012 winners of the Boyd Venture Fund. They will share the money, which will allow them to grow their businesses.

Boyd Venture Fund Seeking Applications from Student-Owned Companies

The Boyd Venture Fund is seeking applications from student-owned companies interested in securing a grant to help grow their businesses. The deadline for application submissions is April 24. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation administers the semi-annual fund. All Knoxville campus students are eligible to apply regardless of academic discipline or degree program.

Casenova Backpack Creator Given $12.5K Grant from UT Boyd Venture Fund

UT alumnus Jake Baron is the latest recipient of a $12,500 grant from the UT Knoxville Boyd Venture Fund. Baron won the grant, which is administered through the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Business Administration, for his design of a single0strap knapsack that reduces stress on the back.