The Vol Court Pitch Competition encourages students, faculty, staff, and community members to pitch their business ideas for a chance to win $1,500, space in the UT Research Foundation Business Incubator, and free legal and accounting services.
Tom Graves News
Three UT student startup companies have been awarded a total of $35,000 to develop their businesses in the fall 2015 Boyd Venture Challenge.
TechSmarrt, a team of UT students, beat twelve competitors to win the fall 2015 Vol Court Pitch Competition last week. The student team pitched software they developed for use in industrial and pharmaceutical applications.
It all started in a closet. What was once just an idea for Brandi King, a 2015 Haslam College of Business graduate, is now a reality. Her company, Rentique, officially opens its doors this week. Rentique is a mobile fashion truck that rents high-end dresses and apparel for special occasions. The truck features a changing room, sitting area, and a variety of clothing styles.
Nine high school students from East Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia will arrive on campus Sunday to begin an intense week of entrepreneurial skill building at the second annual UT Empowered Teen Entrepreneurship Residential Camp. All attendees were self-nominated because of their interest in becoming value-creating entrepreneurs. During the week-long camp, students will identify and evaluate a potential business opportunity, determine and validate a target market, and develop a business plan.
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.
Is your “inner entrepreneur” demanding to be set free? Do you want to join that elite group of individuals who have taken ideas and turned them into successful businesses, creating value, jobs and considerable wealth in the process? If so, the College of Business Administration at UT Knoxville invites you to enter the third annual Business Plan Competition.
Faculty, staff and students who have dreamed of starting their own businesses are invited to attend Vol Court 2010, a series of free how-to seminars led by experts from across the state. The one-hour seminars will be held on Tuesdays, beginning on Feb. 9. Some of the sessions will be held at the University of Tennessee Research Foundation Technology Business Center.
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UT Knoxville is encouraging students from all majors to form teams to compete in the Global Innovation Tournament. The competition, started at Stanford University four years ago, is now an official activity of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 16-22. This unique competition will pit teams from around the globe against each other, working on a solution for a common world problem and conveying their results in a short video posted to YouTube.