Tennessee Venture Challenge to Award $25,000 to UT Startups

University of Tennessee (UT) researchers will be competing for a chance to win $25,000 and the opportunity to turn their idea into a startup company in the Tennessee Venture Challenge (TVC), a new business plan competition sponsored by the UT Research Foundation (UTRF). UT researchers are constantly inventing new technologies, many of which go on… Read More

UTRF Launches Business Plan Competition For Academic-Affiliated Startups

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) has announced the formation of a new business plan competition aimed at academic-affiliated startup companies. The competition, named Tennessee Venture Challenge (TVC), will be held in April 2014 and is designed to encourage students, researchers and community members to create new, sustainable businesses in the state of Tennessee.… Read More

Invention to Venture Workshop Supports Entrepreneurs, Investors

“What is the best way to take our inventions forward?” asked Monica Jablonski, professor of ophthalmology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “I need to reeducate myself on decisions of how to go forward.” Jablonski, an inventor of a novel macular degeneration treatment, was one of more than 70 participants at the Invention… Read More