Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 

Annual Events


Elevator Pitch Competitions

The annual Elevator Pitch Competition provides inspiration, capital support, and practical guidance to students who have an idea for a new business. (Think "Shark Tank" for students.) The competition is open to ALL current UTC students (both undergraduate and graduate) from any major.

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Entrepreneurship Breakfast

Each fall during Chattanooga's Startup Week, UTC hosts the Entrepreneurship Breakfast which gives the opportunity for students and faculty to listen to an established entrepreneur share their story. UTC and the public are invited for breakfast and to learn from these seasoned entrepreneurs. 

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Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame honors Chattanooga entrepreneurs that represent both the early foundations of entrepreneurship in the region, as well as, current area entrepreneurs. Each year, over 250 community leaders faculty and students come together at a dinner to honor the current group of Hall of Fame inductees.

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Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC)

The Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC) is a student-focused, regional entrepreneurship conference. Join us in Chattanooga, TN, an exciting entrepreneurial hub, that is home to a variety of fast-growing startups.

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Entrepreneurship Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

The Entrepreneurship Brown Bag Lunch & Learns occur monthly and feature local entrepreneurs who share their stories and expertise on various topics including Starting a Product-Based Business and Building an Exceptional Startup Team. 

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