Business Accelerator

The Business Accelerator is designed to prepare student companies for investment. Participants are supported through the program by entrepreneurs in residence, along with Anderson Center faculty, who provide coaching and mentorship. The program provides students with co- working space and access to a rich network of entrepreneurial resources.

The Business Accelerator is located on the first floor of the UT Research Foundation Business Incubator on the UT Institute of Agriculture Campus.

Suite 114
2450 E.J. Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-0001


University of Tennessee students in any degree program are eligible to participate in the Business Accelerator. Interested students should contact us. Companies or individuals interested in supporting the Business Accelerator should contact the Anderson Center’s executive director.


The Business Accelerator opened in the fall of 2017. Support from donors, the Haslam College of Business and the UT Research Foundation helped provide the new facility for student entrepreneurs. Hear what key stakeholders have to say about how they believe the Business Accelerator will benefit student business owners and the university: