Because of our broad outreach, there are many ways to engage with both students and start-ups via the Anderson Center.
Provide Guidance to Start-Ups
Many of our student or faculty teams and start-ups need advice in a myriad of areas, from problem solving to industry knowledge to help with networking. Do you have experience that can benefit people trying to start new businesses?
For student-based start-ups, contact Tom Graves or call 865-974-6131.
Speak in a Class
Students benefit greatly from hearing directly from people who have experience in starting a company, and it provides an incredible networking opportunity for them. It also gives you the ability to directly meet our best and brightest. You never know what may evolve in the future!
To speak at undergraduate classes, contact Tom Graves or call 865-974-6131.
To speak at MBA classes, contact Lynn Youngs or call 865-974-9333.
Students seeking experience working with an early-stage startup can receive course credit through ENT 492. Students interested in interning with a startup, or startups interested in providing a student with intern experience can contact Tom Graves at 865-974-6131.
Provide Services to Start-Ups
We are always looking for professional service providers (legal, accounting, marketing, public relations) who want to help student teams or start-ups as a way to give back. It’s an investment that can reap returns — helping a start-up for free can often turn it into a long-term, profitable customer.
To help student businesses, contact Tom Graves or call 865-974-6131.
To sponsor services at Vol Court, contact Carrie McCamey or call 865-974-9964.