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Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee

Guidelines and Eligibility

Student Teams

The Graves Business Plan Competition is open to full-time undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. To compete in the Graves Business Plan Competition, students may form teams of up to five undergraduates. The lead team member must be a full-time undergraduate student at UT Knoxville. The following clarifying restrictions apply:

Ownership of the Venture

Ventures must be owned by UT undergraduate students. A venture owned by a non-student, in which a student has been given equity for a business plan, is not eligible to compete.


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Nature and Status of the Venture

The competition is for new, independent ventures in concept, seed, startup, or early growth stage. The following restrictions apply:

Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation ~ 418 Haslam Business Building
Knoxville, TN ~ 37996-4140 ~ Phone: (865) 974-5126 ~ Email:

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