Graves Business Plan Competition

Feb. 04 - Apr. 12, 2019

Knoxville, TN

Graves Business Plan Competition 

The annual Graves Business Plan Competition offers University of Tennessee undergraduate students the opportunity to win startup capital for an original business idea. There are prizes 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 spring semester and is open to any full-time undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Monday, Feb. 04

Entry period opens

Friday, Mar. 08

Applications due

Monday, Mar. 25

Invitations to compete in first round presentations issued

Friday, Apr. 05

First presentations to judges

Monday, Apr. 08

Invitations to present in the final round issued

Friday, Apr. 12

Final round presentations to judges

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