Four UT student-owned businesses were awarded $30,000 in seed funds through the spring 2021 Boyd Venture Challenge to elevate their ideas.
A product perfected through UT pitch competitions receives premarket FDA clearance.
Students with a business idea or early-stage startup are invited to apply to the Graves Business Plan Competition through October 5.
Four businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were awarded a total of $30,000 in seed funds in the spring 2020 Boyd Venture Challenge.
Seven UT student start-up businesses were awarded cash prizes in the spring 2020 Graves Business Plan Competition.
UT students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the local community, are encouraged to pitch their business ideas at Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series presented by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business.
Alumna Meg Hutchinson’s entrepreneurial journey began with a childhood dream to become a florist.
Student entrepreneurs drawing from their own experiences—ranging from rodeo riding to living with disabilities—have been awarded cash prizes for their start-up businesses in the fall 2019 Graves Business Plan Competition.
Growing up, UT student entrepreneurs Jeremy Piper, Dalton Maddox, Christopher Mikulec, and Michael Richards enjoyed hundreds of nights camping outdoors. Now, they’re making it their business to help others experience the same joy.
YouEat, a mobile application offering a social solution to online food ordering, won first place in the fall 2019 Vol Court Pitch Competition hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business.
UT alumna and entrepreneur Lia Winter tore her hamstring playing soccer at 16. While the mishap sidelined her play, it focused her sights on a new goal: a career in biomedical engineering.
Andy’s Beekeeping, Rolling Storage, SLOT, BackDoor, JC Sweets, and Ready4Rescue win prize money prizes in the Graves Business Plan Competition to advance their business ideas.