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.
Two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, student startups were named to the national Student Startup Madness (SSM) pitch competition. Andy’s Beekeeping was selected for the competition’s semifinal round. Digital publication Abled Magazine was named in the competition’s initial round. Both companies were chosen from applicants representing 54 universities and colleges nationwide.
New population estimates show Tennessee still is the 16th most populous state, but it’s now within 63,000 people of 15th-ranked Massachusetts.
Strong economic growth in Tennessee and the United States is expected to continue for the 10th straight year in 2020, although that growth will keep slowing as it did in 2019.
The undergraduate program in the Haslam College of Business placed 27th in the nation among public universities in rankings of top business schools by Poets and Quants.
Alumna Meg Hutchinson’s entrepreneurial journey began with a childhood dream to become a florist.
Conny Sidi Kazungu remembers hearing her dad’s voice on the other end of the phone and exhaling. Only minutes earlier, she had heard the blast from her home. Suicide bombers in trucks parked outside the US Embassy in Nairobi had exploded, killing more than 200 people.
One in five Tennesseans will be 65 or older by 2040 and the state’s population is estimated to grow by more than 1 million people during that same period, according to the 2018–2070 population projections released this week by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in the Haslam College of Business.
From his first week on campus four years ago, Mustafa Ali-Smith had his mind set. He would become the first person in his family to graduate from college. But as important as succeeding academically was to him, he knew he wanted to do more, too.
UT senior Travis Bryan, a student veteran, dreams about graduating in December and walking into his future.
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.
Daniel Sassone spent 13 years in the US Army before coming to UT to pursue a degree in communications studies. He ended his military career after enduring a tragic year of loss—his wife, child, and father all died within a year of each other.