Vol Court News

UT Student Business Seeking Peers’, Public’s Help to Win National Contest

How’s the Living Inc., a company that operates www.howstheliving.com, a business founded by UT engineering major Aeron Glover and UT business major Kaliv Parker, is currently in the top twenty of a $100,000 national competition. Glover and Parker are seeking help from their peers and the public to win the competition.

UT Student Buffalo Chicken Dip Business Wins Vol Court Competition

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.

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

Seven teams of budding entrepreneurs will square off in the last session of “Vol Court” at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15. The team with the best business idea will receive $1,000 to launch their business, space at the UT Research Foundation business incubator, and mentoring from the College of Business Administration’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation—a prize package worth more than $5,000.

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 Vol Court Offers Entrepreneurial “How-To” Workshops and Cash Prize

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.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Face-off in Final ‘Vol Court’ Session

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.

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.

Entrepreneurs Jumpstart Business Thanks to ‘Vol Court’ Program at UT

A UT Knoxville undergraduate student and a 2009 graduate have been given the tools to grow their own business, thanks to the Vol Court program at UT. Daniel Smith, a senior in aerospace and engineering, and David Teeters, a 2009 graduate of mechanical engineering, won the April 13 competition that concluded Vol Court, a series of nine free how-to seminars led by entrepreneurs and business experts from across the state.

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.