UTRF partners with several organizations to support UT entrepreneurs.

utrf-business-incubatorUTRF Business Incubator

The UTRF Business Incubator provides entrepreneurs with an environment that encourages learning, growth and self-sustainability. Located on the Knoxville campus, participants learn from both experts and each other as they navigate the complex path of starting and building a technology-based business.

3-roots-capital3 Roots Capital

Three Roots Capital is a provider of impact capital products and advisory services that creates successful outcomes for client companies, and attractive returns for financial partners. They fuel sustainable business growth by providing capital, connections, and expertise. The UTRF Checkerboard Portfolio is a collaboration between UTRF and Three Roots Capital to support and mentor UT affiliated startups.

launch-tnLaunch Tennessee

As Tennessee’s only statewide collaborative startup network, LaunchTN is positioned to provide all the resources entrepreneurs, small-business owners, inventors and investors need.

memphis-bioworksMemphis Bioworks

The Memphis Bioworks Foundation is dedicated to growing the bioscience industry in Memphis and the Mid-South. They offer many services to help entrepreneurs, including an incubator that has office and wet-lab space to host growing businesses, and accelerators to assist entrepreneurs.

kec Knoxville Entrepreneur Center

KEC’s mission is to build a community where entrepreneurs have access to the capital, customers, and talent they need to be successful. Entrepreneurs are cornerstones that provide economic, social, and cultural value to the communities they are in.

tvcTennessee Venture Challenge

The Tennessee Venture Challenge (TVC) is designed to encourage students, researchers, and community members to create new high-growth businesses in the State of Tennessee.

life-science-tnLife Sciences Tennessee

Life Science Tennessee is a statewide, non-profit, member organization whose mission is to advance and grow the life science industry in Tennessee through advocacy, partnerships and alignment with economic and workforce development.commitment to advocacy, economic development, workforce development and networking,

sebioSoutheast Biotechnology Industry Organization (SEBIO)

Southeast BIO (SEBIO)’s mission is to foster the growth of the life sciences industry in the Southeastern United States by promoting entrepreneurship and bringing together the key stakeholders active in the development of the industry.