Register now to attend SEEC 2017, a student-focused, regional entrepreneurship conference
hosted by the UTC College of Business. Join us in Chattanooga, an exciting entrepreneurial
hub, that is home to a variety of fast-growing startups. Additional conference program
information will be added to this page as it becomes available. You may download the SEEC 2017 flyer here.
REGISTER before Jan. 31 and save with early bird pricing!
Eary bird pricing for conference registration is $69 for faculty and students. You must register before Jan. 31, 2017 to receive the early bird price. Standard conference registration is $100 for faculty and students. All registrations close on Friday, February 17, 2017.
UTC students and faculty, please contact Laura Perryman for UTC pricing rates.
Conference registration includes breakfast, lunch, dinner on Friday, March 3rd as well as a continental breakfast on Saturday, March 4th. (See below for conference hotel and other information.)
During SEEC 2017, attendees will have the opportunity to:
• Learn from the pros through 1-on-1 interaction with
• Network with fellow student entrepreneurs & innovators.
• Connect with like-minded entrepreneurship faculty.
• Have an opportunity to pitch your venture for cash prizes.
The SEEC conference hotel is the Read House Inn & Suites at a conference rate of $119.00 per night. Guests will have the option of selecting a king bed with a sleeper sofa or two queen beds. Maximum occupancy for either room is four. For group reservations visit:
In case of any issues, guests can also use the reservation link off of the main website (www.thereadhousehotel.com). Select "group code" and enter SEC02A.
If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in the SEEC Conference, please contact Laura-Perryman@utc.edu before Friday, February 17, 2017.
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SEEC Conference Pitch Competition
UTC is excited to offer a venture pitch competition for students attending the Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference.
Prize money will be provided in the amount of $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place.
The competition will be conducted in three phases:
- Up to three preliminary rounds that will accommodate up to 30 participants at 10 pitches per round on Friday morning
- A semi-final round with 10 participants/pitches on Friday afternoon
- A final round with the top 5 participants/pitches on Saturday morning.
The maximum time per pitch is 90 seconds with 3 minutes Q&A total for 3 judges for the preliminary and semi-final rounds. For the final round, the maximum time per pitch is still 90 seconds but there will be a maximum of 10 minutes Q&A for all three judges combined per pitch.
The pitch finalists for Saturday morning will be announced at the Networking session on Friday evening.
The winners will be announced on Saturday morning following the final round.