UT students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the local community, are encouraged to pitch their business ideas at Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series.
The Knoxville Mercury named Grow Bioplastics, a company begun by UT students, as a likely candidate to be the next big thing.
Students of the College of Law will soon be able to practice trademark law before the US Department of Commerce’s US Patent and Trademark Office. UT is one of only forty-seven law schools chosen to participate in the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program.
The UT Research Foundation has announced the formation of a new business plan competition called Tennessee Venture Challenge. TVC is open to start-up companies engaged in commercializing intellectual property created at UT. Finalists will have a chance to win a share of the $25,000 in cash. The competition begins in April of next year.
A newly formed alliance of organizations from sixteen East Tennessee counties, led by the University of Tennessee Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, will host a meeting Thursday, December 15, for budding entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors interested in creating businesses and jobs in the area.
Do you have a business idea but don’t know how to begin turning it into a reality? The Vol Court Spring 2011 session sponsored by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Business Administration is providing students, faculty and friends the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs and business experts about the “nuts and bolts” of how to start a business.
Nine teams of unique budding entrepreneurs will square off in the last session of “Vol Court” at 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Stokely Management Center, seventh floor. The team with the best business idea will receive a prize package worth more than $20,000.
Randy Gentry has been named the new president and CEO of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, the not-for-profit organization responsible for commercializing technology that emerges from the University of Tennessee.