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  • Two Student Companies Receive Funding at Boyd Venture Challenge- May 9th, 2022

    Alexander Weber of D3D and Clay Franklin of Arid Delivery Products are the winners of the 20th annual Boyd Venture Challenge, hosted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEI). “For these students, this is the beginning of a very exciting journey ahead, and the…

  • Six Student Startups Win Funding in Graves Business Plan Competition- April 11th, 2022

    This spring marked the 18th Graves Business Plan Competition, where six student startup companies were awarded a total of $20,000 in funding. Hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the competition is designed to give undergraduate and graduate student entrepreneurs a real-world…

  • UT Students Awarded Startup Capital at Spring 2022 Vol Court- March 3rd, 2022

    The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, housed within the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, announced the winners of its spring 2022 Vol Court pitch competition on Wednesday, March 2. The judges awarded first place to Fluffy Friends for Children with Chronic Conditions, second place to Arid…

  • Applications Open for NSF I-Corps Spring Super Regional at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga- February 11th, 2022

    Applications are open for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) spring 2022 Super Regional workshop series, to be held at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Mapp Building, Second Floor, 410 E. 8th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403. The three-week customer-discovery program kicks off on…

  • Students in Learning Through Giving Class Present Nonprofits with Grants- February 3rd, 2022

    Alex Miller’s Leadership in Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurship course, commonly called the “Learning Through Giving” class, introduces students to nonprofit operations and challenges. The course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business is open to all majors, so students bring a variety of experiences, motivations and academic…

  • Graves Business Plan Competition Awards Funding to Student Start-Ups- December 14th, 2021

    Seven University of Tennessee, Knoxville, student businesses received cash prizes in the fall 2021 Graves Business Plan Competition. The event, hosted each semester by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the university’s Haslam College of Business, awards three levels of prizes in two business categories, Growth and Lifestyle.…

  • Student Start-Ups Win Roe Prize Funding in Vol Court Pitch Competition- November 16th, 2021

    Three student-owned businesses were honored with Roe Prizes at the fall 2021 Vol Court Pitch Competition, hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200"] Jennifer "Farmer Jen" Durant[/caption] FarmCare, which offers childcare in a farm…

  • Innovative Online Publishing and Food Delivery Product Lead Boyd Venture Challenge Awardees- June 9th, 2021

    Four businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were awarded a total of $30,000 in seed funds in the spring 2021 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the university’s Haslam College of Business hosts the annual grant competition. Start-up companies Arid Delivery Products, The Sleepy Owl Company,…

  • Graves Business Plan Competition Awards Funding to Student Businesses- May 6th, 2021

    Six UT student start-up businesses were awarded cash prizes in the spring 2021 Graves Business Plan Competition. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business hosted the business plan and pitch contest, with final-round pitches taking place over Zoom on Friday, April 16. The awards…

  • Student Start-Ups Win Funding in Graves Business Plan Competition- December 4th, 2020

    Six UT student start-ups were awarded cash prizes in the fall 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 business plan and pitch contest, with final-round pitches taking place over Zoom. The awards were announced in a Zoom ceremony…