Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Business Plan Competition 2011


Concept Summaries due


Competition Organizer

University of Tennessee Knoxville's Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Other
Who's Eligible
Open to any undergraduate individual or team from any college within the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The team leader must be enrolled in a UT degree program on the Knoxville campus. 

Submissions will be accepted in two categories: technology-enabled growth businesses and lifestyle businesses.
Important Dates

Teams must submit a Concept Summary by March 2, 2011. Round 2 of the business plan competition will take place on March 25, 2011, at which time teams must submit a written business plan and make a 15-minute presentation to the judging panel. Five finalists in each category will be selected to continue to the final round of judging on April 9, 2011. Awards will be presented to the winners on April 15, 2011, on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Competition Prizes

In each category:

1st Place - $5,000

2nd Place - $3,000

3rd Place - $2,000



Other Info

To help students with the creation of their plans, the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has teamed up with the Center for Entrepreneurial Growth to sponsor seven 1-hour meetings, called “Vol Court”.