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  • UT's Anderson Center Accepting Applications for 2017 Graves Business Plan Competition- February 23rd, 2017

    KNOXVILLE—The application period for the 10th annual Graves Business Plan Competition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will open Feb. 27. The competition, sponsored by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business, awards cash prizes to promising undergraduate student startup businesses or business ideas.…

  • UT's Vol Court Pitch Competition Takes Place Feb. 1 through March 8- January 25th, 2017

    KNOXVILLE—The University of Tennessee, Knoxville's  Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation invites students, faculty, staff and members of the local community to pitch their business ideas at Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series. Winners of the competition receive up to $1,500 in prize money, space in the…

  • UT Vol Court Pitch Competition Kicks Off Oct. 12- October 7th, 2016

    KNOXVILLE—Bring an idea and start a business with the help of Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series hosted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Vol Court kicks off Oct. 12 with a six-week entrepreneurial speaker series. The series culminates Nov. 16…

  • Haslam Alum Chosen to Judge SEC Symposium Pitch Competition- September 17th, 2015

    David Stevens David Stevens (’75) was selected to represent the University of Tennessee as a judge in the first student business pitch competition during the annual SEC Symposium. The competition will take place in Atlanta on September 21. Stevens is one of 12 judges, each an alumnus of a different…

  • Student Entrepreneurs, Others to Display Talents at SEC Symposium- September 17th, 2015

    A trio of student inventors from UT will compete against other student teams from Southeastern Conference Schools in an entrepreneurial pitch competition at the 2015 Southeastern Conference Symposium September 20–22 in Atlanta. The symposium is an academic conference that highlights a significant scholarly issue by focusing on the disciplinary strengths…

  • UT Undergraduate Business Plan Contest Honors Six Student Companies- June 8th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE– Six student-owned businesses won the seventh annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, this spring. They were chosen from among 31 business plans that competed for $20,000 in donated prize money in a contest sponsored by the UT Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, housed…

  • Innovative Wedding Registry Wins Spring 2014 Vol Court Session- May 15th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE—A business that simplifies wedding registries for couples is the winner of this semester’s Vol Court pitch competition. Dave Seeman, senior in mechanical engineering and founder of Willow List, an innovative gift registry that uses crowd sourcing to fund gifts, won first place and received $1,000 to move his business…

  • Reger Appointed Research Director for UT’s Anderson Center- May 14th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE—Rhonda Reger, a professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been appointed director of research for the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She will be responsible for fostering and generating external funding to support entrepreneurship research. The Anderson Center is based in the…

  • Design Thinking – New Summer Course- March 30th, 2014

    Learn and engage in collaborative design thinking methods through our exciting, new summer course. Open to students of all undergraduate disciplines, design thinking will be taught in partnership between the UT College of Architecture and Design and the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation of the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration. Design thinking…

  • Seventh Annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition Underway- February 12th, 2014

    Article from Tennessee Today, Feb 10, 2014 Got the next big idea? Think you might have an entrepreneurial streak? Like challenges and the chance to make an impact? If so, the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation invites you to enter the seventh annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition. The center…