Three companies operated by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, won recent pitch competitions across the country.
UT graduate student Lia Winter won first place and about $16,000 in prize money last week at an international pitch competition in Manitoba, Canada, for her patent-pending surgical device, EasyWhip.
Quantum Lock, founded by UT graduate student Erica Grant, won top prize in “What’s the Big Idea? 48-hour Launch” hosted by the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center competition on March 3.
Qardian Labs, founded by Sofia Tomov, won first place and $1,500 in the inaugural Scots Innovation Challenge hosted February 28 by Maryville College.
Read more about the student’s companies at news.utk.edu.