Seven student startups were awarded cash prizes in the ninth annual UT Graves Undergraduate Business Plan Competition, sponsored by UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
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An anonymous couple has donated $1 million to UT’s Haslam College of Business in recognition of Tom Graves. Graves is a senior lecturer in business management and the operations director of UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The spring 2016 Boyd Venture Challenge awarded a total of $35,000 to three UT student startup companies to advance their businesses.
Grow Bioplastics, a startup company founded by UT students, beat fourteen competitors to win the spring 2016 Vol Court Pitch Competition hosted by UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
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.
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.