Graves Business Plan Competition

October 2 - November 17, 2023

Graves Business Plan Competition

The Graves Business Plan Competition offers University of Tennessee, Knoxville students enrolled in undergraduate and master’s degree programs the opportunity to win start-up capital for an original business idea. Prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place in two business categories: growth and lifestyle.

First place: $5,000
Second place: $3,000
Third place: $2,000

The three-round competition takes place each fall and spring semester.

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Monday, Oct. 02

8:00 am

Application Period Opens

Apply Online

Sunday, Oct. 15

11:59 pm

Application Period Closes

Friday, Oct. 20

8:00 am

Invitation to Pitch

Friday, Nov. 10

8:00 am

Pitches to Judges

Friday, Nov. 17

8:00 am

Awards Ceremony