Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs interacting


The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was established in 2018 to engage, equip and encourage UTC's innovators and entrepreneurs. The Center supports the entire UTC community through cross-campus programming and initiatives, and addresses UTC's strategic goal to "Inspire, nurture and empower scholarship, creativity, discovery, innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives."

CIE Events

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

February 20, 2019 | Learn More...

Entrepreneurship Breakfast

Entrepreneurship Breakfast

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Hatch It

Hatch It! Mocs Big Business Idea Pitch Competition

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Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference

March 1-2, 2019 | Learn More...


The Center engages UTC's innovators and entrepreneurs by connecting them to each other and to the broader entrepreneurship community in Chattanooga and beyond.



The Center equips innovators and entrepreneurs through programming that includes pitch competitions, workshops, lunch and learns, book clubs, classes and presentations, as well as hosting the annual Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC).



The Center encourages innovators and entrepreneurs by offering support through mentorship, access to potential customers, access to funding opportunities, and offering prizes and incentives through various programming and events.