9 05, 2019

Boyd Venture Challenge Awards $25,000 to UT Student Startups

By |2019-05-09T08:53:27+00:00May 9th, 2019|Student Funds, Tennessee|0 Comments

Three businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were awarded funding in the spring 2019 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business hosts the seed-fund grant competition. Start-up companies Winter Innovations, Quantum Lock, and Flo+Co. were selected from a group of nine finalists. A panel of five [...]

17 10, 2018

Anderson Center Accepting Applications for Boyd Venture Challenge 

By |2018-10-17T08:09:08+00:00October 17th, 2018|Student Funds, Tennessee|0 Comments

Student-owned start-up businesses seeking funding can now apply to the Boyd Venture Challenge. The seed-fund grant awards up to $20,000 to legally established student start-up companies each fall and spring semester. The competition is hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business. The challenge is open to any legally established early-stage [...]

26 02, 2018

Case, Vance Bringing ‘Rise of the Rest’ Startup Fund to Memphis

By |2018-02-26T15:02:13+00:00February 26th, 2018|Tennessee|0 Comments

The co-founder of America Online is coming to Memphis this May with his investment fund to hear pitches from local startup companies and award $100,000 in seed funding to one of them. Steve Case, the chairman and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based venture capital firm Revolution, and venture capitalist and author J.D. Vance are leading [...]

5 09, 2017

Vanderbilt Wond’ry lands $500K I-Corps site grant, ramps up efforts to launch start-ups 

By |2017-09-05T14:30:21+00:00September 5th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, New Fund Announcement, Tennessee|0 Comments

The Wond’ry, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering, recently won a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to become an Innovation Corps site. The designation marks Vanderbilt as one of the premier academic institutions nationwide that nurture entrepreneurship. The I-Corps site grant will support programs to match students and faculty with teams of [...]

27 08, 2015

University of Memphis Crews Center for Entrepreneurship Launches Seed Fund

By |2015-08-27T09:34:15+00:00August 27th, 2015|*Fund Types, New Fund Announcement, Startup Fund, Student Funds, Tennessee|0 Comments

The University of Memphis Crews Center for Entrepreneurship has taken what stakeholders said is a natural next step as part of acting as the university’s hub for commercializing ideas into successful startups. The now four-year-old center has launched the Crews Center Catalyst (C3) Seed Fund, a source of funding meant to incentivize students and faculty [...]

7 10, 2013

University of Tennessee Research Foundation Launches Business Plan Competition for Academic-Affiliated Startups

By |2013-10-07T09:15:14+00:00October 7th, 2013|Competition, Tennessee|0 Comments

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.  [...]

11 02, 2013

Boyd Ventures funds two University of Tennessee student companies

By |2013-02-11T09:39:31+00:00February 11th, 2013|Angel, New Investments/Awards, Tennessee, Venture Capital|0 Comments

College Campuses are prime target markets and hotbeds of potential innovation, according to student entrepreneurs selected as winners of grants from the Boyd Venture Fund at the University of Tennessee. The fund, administered through the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the UT College of Business Administration, selected InHouse GFX and Adams Innovation to [...]

9 10, 2012

INCITE fund announces three more investments into IT, healthcare, and transportation

By |2012-10-09T08:46:47+00:00October 9th, 2012|New Investments/Awards, Startup Fund, State or Government, Tennessee, United States|0 Comments

A state investment fund designed to support innovative small businesses announced a new round of investments Monday. The INCITE Co-Investment Fund, which provides public dollars to supplement private investments by venture capital funds and investors in Tennessee companies, said three companies will receive $5.3 million in funding, $1.55 million of which will come from INCITE. Franklin-based Agilum Healthcare Intelligence Inc., a [...]

24 05, 2012

Tennessee INCITE fund invests in healthcare, business services, and the sports world

By |2012-05-24T07:48:40+00:00May 24th, 2012|New Investments/Awards, Startup Fund, State or Government, Tennessee|0 Comments

The state of Tennessee’s INCITE fund has fueled more than $4 million in private investment in ventures including health care, business services and the sports world. In an announcement, The Tennessee Technology Development Corp., which is administering the fund for the state, announced $4.4 million in private investment following $1.9 million from the government fund. [...]