Vol Court

Vol Court

The Vol Court Spring 2015 Speaker Series kicks off on February 17. Vol Court is a six-week entrepreneurial speaker series that culminates in a pitch competition where attendees put what they’ve learned into practice by presenting their business ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs for a chance to win $1,000 in cash, office space in the UTRF Business Incubator and various professional services.

Vol Court meets every Tuesday (except Spring Break) beginning February 17 from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. in Haslam Business Building, room 104. This series (including the pitch competition) is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. Vol Court is a terrific way to explore key aspects of starting a business, network with other like-minded individuals and pitch your idea for cash prizes and professional services.

There is no cost to attend this series, and refreshments will be served.

Vol Court Spring 2015 Schedule:

Feb. 17 – Business Model Canvas

Feb. 24 – Marketing to Your Customers

Mar. 3 –  Legal Structure of Your Business

Mar. 10 – Profit and Loss 101

Mar. 24 – Pitching the Concept

Mar. 31 – Pitch Competition

The business model canvas will be the basis of the classes and the competition. Once the series begins, updates can be found at:  www.facebook.com/AndersonCEI

View videos and documents of past sessions here: Vol Court Archive & Video Resources

Many thanks to UT Research Foundation, Pershing Yoakley and Associates, Morehous Legal Group, and Launch TN for sponsoring Vol Court!

Interested in sponsoring either cash prizes or services?  Contact Tom Graves, tgrave10@utk.edu or 865-974-6131

 

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