Vol Court

Vol Court is a five-week entrepreneurial speaker series that culminates in a pitch competition. Participants put what they’ve learned into practice by pitching their business ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs for a chance to win $1,500, office space in the University of Tennessee Research Foundation Business Incubator and various professional services.

Vol Court sessions are held Wednesday evenings during the fall and spring semesters. UT students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community members are welcome to attend. Participants who attend all speaker sessions in person will be eligible to pitch in week five. There is no application or cost to attend this series.


Each series includes four speaker sessions conducted by successful entrepreneurs and UT faculty and experts.

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Vol Court would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsor The Scott and Dianna Roe Foundation.