Updates and Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Boyd Venture Challenge

Mar. 01 - Apr. 23, 2021

Haslam Business Building

Knoxville, TN

Boyd Venture Challenge

In light of the university's COVID-19 guidance and to best support our student entrepreneurs, the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation has amended the original schedule for the 2021 Boyd Venture Challenge. This includes three key changes:

APPLICATIONS: ACEI will now accept applications through April 5, allowing students additional time to apply while acclimating to online courses and other adjustments.
PRESENTATIONS: Students will present remotely to the judging panel. The current presentation date of April 23 will be changed to a date later this summer. ACEI is working to determine a new presentation date and will share the new date when available.
ELIGIBILITY: Graduate and undergraduate students who are enrolled at UT at the time of the application deadline are still eligible to pitch if they graduate prior to the presentation date. 

The Boyd Venture Challenge is a seed-fund grant competition conducted in the spring semester each year. Companies are awarded up to $30,000 in startup capital. Funds may be awarded to one company or split among several companies.

Learn more

Monday, Mar. 01

Application Period Opens

Visit https://tiny.utk.edu/BoydVC for application details.

Monday, Apr. 05

Applications Due by 11:59 p.m.

Visit https://tiny.utk.edu/BoydVC for application details.

Wednesday, Apr. 14

Invitations to Compete Issued

Friday, Apr. 23


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