SEEC 2017: March 3-4, 2017

The First Annual Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference hosted in Chattanooga, TN was a success! Previously, the conference has been hosted in Tampa, FL. Participants from Tennessee, Florida, Indiana, and Colorado came together on UTC's campus for the event. Many Chattanooga business professionals participated as conference speakers and represented the following local companies: TORCH, Footprint Foundation, Causeway, LAUNCH Chattanooga, Stone Bridge Asset Management, The Jump Fund, the Chattanooga Renaissance Fund, Spartan Ventures, Miller & Martin PLLC, Variable, Chattem, CoStarters, Bellhops, and more! An inspiring morning keynote was provided by Dr. Shelley Prevost of TORCH, who is a psychologist, nationally syndicated columnist, TEDx speaker, and mother of three.

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Students from various universities, including UTC, participated in the EPB Pitch Competition (a venture pitch competition for students attending the conference). See the SEEC 2017 EPB Pitch Competition Winners pictured below.



SEEC 2017 Winners

seec 2017 pitch winners

1st Place:

Ambedo - Berry College


2nd Place:

Wahi Ride - University of Florida


3rd Place:

Blind Date - Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga