The end of July brings; a new director of UT’s West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center; Boyd Venture Challenge awards funding to four UT student startups; UT Extension names a new Farm Management Specialist; two TCE faculty leaders join IAspire Leadership Academy; two doctoral students in the Department of Nuclear Engineering receive the 2020 Innovations in Nuclear Technology R and D Award. Continue reading
Boyd Venture Challenge Awards Funding to Four Student Startups
Four businesses owned by UT students were recently awarded a total of $35,000 in the spring 2017 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business hosted the seed fund grant competition.
The Sorority Guide, Orion Investment Group, In With the Old, and Campus Car were selected from a group of eight finalists. A panel of five judges determined funding awards.
“Funding at this level provides our student entrepreneurs with the opportunity to take their early-stage venture to the next step,” said Tom Graves, operations director of the Anderson Center. “The Boyd Venture Challenge not only grants this important funding, but students also receive feedback from the judges, which can help as they move their business forward.”
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