Deadline looms for UT Business Plan Competition

The deadline for the fourth annual University of Tennessee Business Plan Competition is less than two weeks away.

UT undergraduate students with the next great business idea have until March 2 to file a concept summary to the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Business Administration.


Cash prizes totaling $20,000 will be awarded to the top three biz plans in two categories — technology-enabled growth businesses and lifestyle businesses.

“Entrepreneurs power the engine of economic growth. Seldom in the history of our country has there been a greater need for these generators of wealth. This competition is a first step for students who want to follow an entrepreneurial path,” Tom Graves, director of operations for UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, said in a statement.

All UT undergrads are eligible to enter the competition. Students can compete individually or in teams of up to four members.

PDF: Complete Undergraduate Business Competition Document