SEEC 2017

Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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.


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.) Early bird pricing for conference registration is $69 for non-UTC faculty and students. You must register before Feb. 7, 2017 to receive the early bird price. Standard conference registration is $100 for faculty and students.   All registrations close on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Non-UTC Students and Faculty Register Here


All UTC students and faculty, please use the registration buttons below to register for SEEC events. You will be asked to provide your UTC ID.

UTC Registration for March 3

UTC Registration for March 4


UTC students, if you are receiving class credit for attending SEEC sessions, you must check in and enter a session code for each event. Enter your information and session codes here:

UTC Student Check-In

Conference Schedule

Conference Speakers & Judges

Conference Details

During SEEC 2017, attendees will have the opportunity to:
    •  Learn from the pros through 1-on-1 interaction with
            conference speakers.
    •  Network with fellow student entrepreneurs & innovators.
    •  Connect with like-minded entrepreneurship faculty.
    •  Have an opportunity to pitch your venture for cash prizes.


Conference Lodging

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 ( 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 before Friday, February 17, 2017.


Register to Tour the INCubator at the Hamilton County Business Development Center

Register for the INCubator Tour

SEEC Conference Pitch Competition

The Pitch Application is now closed for the conference.

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.