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  • Graves Business Plan Competition Announces Dates and Deadlines- September 15th, 2020

    Students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a business idea or early-stage startup are invited to apply to the Graves Business Plan Competition. The semi-annual competition, hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Haslam College of Business, is accepting applications through October 5. The pitch competition has been…

  • UT's Vol Court Speaker Series and Pitch Competition Kicks Off Sept. 2- August 25th, 2020

    UT students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the local community, are encouraged to pitch their business ideas at Vol Court, beginning September 2. The semi-annual pitch competition and speaker series is presented by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Haslam College of Business at the…

  • Boyd Venture Challenge Awards Funding to Four UT Student Startups- June 30th, 2020

    Four businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were awarded a total of $30,000 in seed funds in the spring 2020 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business hosts the annual grant competition. Start-up companies Brakefields LLC, Rolling…

  • Graves Business Plan Competition Awards Funding to UT Student Start-Ups- May 5th, 2020

    Seven UT student start-up businesses were awarded cash prizes in the spring 2020 Graves Business Plan Competition. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business hosted the entrepreneurial pitch contest, with final-round pitches taking place over Zoom due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.  Rolling Storage LLC…

  • Anderson Center Accepting Applications for Boyd Venture Challenge- March 13th, 2020

    In light of the university's COVID-19 guidance and to best support our student entrepreneurs, the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has amended the original schedule for the spring 2020 Boyd Venture Challenge. This includes three key changes: APPLICATIONS: ACEI will accept applications through April 20, allowing students additional time to apply while…

  • Cleaning Product Alternative Wins Spring 2020 Vol Court Pitch Competition- March 6th, 2020

    March 6, 2020  Cleaning product alternative wins spring 2020 Vol Court Pitch Competition The Beachy Clean, a company offering non-allergenic cleaning products in sustainable packaging, won first place in the spring 2020 Vol Court Pitch Competition hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business.…

  • Learning by Giving Class Focuses on Need, Awards Funds to Local Nonprofits- February 27th, 2020

    It’s often said that giving should have no season. In one class at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, students think about charity all semester long. In Professor Alex Miller’s Learning By Giving course, students study how to give money away thoughtfully. They evaluate teams of local nonprofit agencies…

  • Graves Business Plan Competition Now Accepting Spring Applications- February 14th, 2020

    Students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a business idea or early-stage startup are invited to apply to the Graves Business Plan Competition. The semi-annual competition, hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovationin the Haslam College of Business, is accepting applications through March 5. The pitch competition has been held…

  • Alumna’s Floral Business Blooms at Teen Vogue Summit- February 13th, 2020

    UT alumna Meg Hutchinson’s entrepreneurial journey began with a childhood dream to become a florist. Since then, the journey has taken her abroad to Bath, England, to study floral design, and back to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she founded her business, the Florista, and filled her first large…

  • UT Student Entrepreneurs Selected for National Pitch Competition- February 7th, 2020

    Two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, student startups were named to the national Student Startup Madness (SSM) pitch competition. Andy’s Beekeeping was selected for the competition’s semifinal round. Digital publication Abled Magazine was named in the competition’s initial round. Both companies were chosen from applicants representing 54 universities and colleges nationwide.…