A team of Master of Business Administration students from UT’s Haslam College of Business placed third in an entrepreneurial pitch competition at the 2015 Southeastern Conference Symposium earlier this week in Atlanta.
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A trio of student inventors from UT will compete against other student teams from Southeastern Conference schools in an entrepreneurial pitch competition at the 2015 Southeastern Conference Symposium next week in Atlanta.
Seven budding businesses got a financial boost this spring thanks to the university’s fifth annual Business Plan Competition. They were chosen out of a group of twenty-four business plans that competed for $25,000 in donated prize money and services in a contest sponsored by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Business Administration.
The lack of a favorite comfort food found only in their hometown spurred the launch of a new product idea by two UT Knoxville sophomores that took top honors at this semester’s Vol Court pitch competition. Jake Rheude and Cedric Brown won $1,000 to invest in SummerSett Foods, a company that is creating and packaging a buffalo chicken dip for distribution nationwide.