Graves Business Plan Competition

Jan. 29 - Apr. 27, 2020

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

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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Wednesday, Jan. 29

Entry period opens

Thursday, Mar. 05

Applications due by 11:59 pm

Friday, Mar. 13

Invitations issued to compete in first round of presentations

Friday, Apr. 03

First round of presentations to judges

 Haslam Business Building, rooms 334 and 454

Invitations issued to present in the final round of presentations to judges

Friday, Apr. 17

Final round of presentations to judges

Haslam Business Building, room 454

Monday, Apr. 27

Awards Ceremony

Haslam Business Building, West Wing (Room 440)

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