Graves Business Plan Competition - Spring 2022

February 7 - May 8, 2022

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University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Graves Business Plan Competition – Spring 2022

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, Feb. 07

8:00 am

Application Period Opens

Monday, Mar. 07

11:59 pm

Application Period Closes (Midnight)

Friday, Mar. 11

Notifications for those moving forward

Wednesday, Mar. 23

Videos for Judges due (Midnight)

Monday, Mar. 28

Invitations to Pitch

Friday, Apr. 01

Pitches to Judges

Friday, Apr. 08

Awards Ceremony