UT Research Foundation News

UT Student Business, ‘How’s the Living,’ Wins Again

Add another victory to the list. In six months, How’s the Living Inc., a business founded by Aeron Glover, an engineering major, and Kaliv Parker, a business major, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has won three major competitions. In the latest competition, the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has granted Glover and Parker a $10,000 business development grant. Their company operates the website howstheliving.com, which helps college students learn more about student housing around the world.

UT Research Success Featured in 2010 Better World Report

A technology based on an invention developed at UT was selected by the 2010 Better World Report as one of the top examples from across the globe of the positive impact of academic innovations on quality of life. UT was one of 14 academic institutions selected from a field of more than 100 submissions.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Get Help, Win Prizes at UT’s “Vol Court”

Do you have a seed of an idea but need help getting it to grow? UT Knoxville is once again providing students, faculty and friends the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs and business experts from across the state on how to start a business and win a prize to kickstart its growth. “Vol Court” is a series of one-hour workshops focusing on how to start a business.

UT Researchers to Meet with Potential Investors at Conference

Several University of Tennessee researchers will be connecting with potential investors and entrepreneurs at the Tennessee Innovation Conference and Venture Showcase, sponsored by the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC), May 10 – 11 in Nashville. The event aims to serve as a catalyst for transformational economic development impact by facilitating dialogue between scientists and venture capitalists and other risk capital investors.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Face-off in Final “Vol Court” Session

Eight teams of budding entrepreneurs will square-off in the last session of “Vol Court” at 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 13 at the Stokely Management Center, seventh floor. The team with the best business ideas will receive a prize package worth more than $20,000. Vol Court is a series of nine free how-to seminars led by entrepreneurs and business experts from across the state.

Dream of Starting Your Own Business? Experts Offer Free How-to Seminars at UT

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.