10/14 Vol Court: Finding Investors at the Right Time

Chris Miller, portfolio manager at Capital Bank, will be speaking at the fourth session of Vol Court tonight at 5:15 p.m. in Stokely Management Center Room G2. He will be discussing different types of funding, investor expectations and the importance of a management team.

Vol Court is a five-week entrepreneurial speaker series that culminates in a pitch competition where attendees put what they’ve learned into practice by presenting their business ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs for a chance to win $1,000 in cash, office space in the UTRF Business Incubator and various professional services. Vol Court meets every Tuesday beginning September 23 from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. in Stokely Management Center, room G2. This series (including the pitch competition) is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. Refreshments will be served.

10/7 Vol Court: Entity Selection and Issues

David Morehous, founder of Morehous Legal Group PLLC, will be speaking at the third session of Vol Court tomorrow night at 5:15 p.m. in Stokely Management Center Room G2. He will be discussing entity selection considerations and legal issues associated with entity formation. Vol Court meets every Tuesday beginning September 23 from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. in Stokely Management Center, room G2. Refreshments will be served.

Vol Court is a five-week entrepreneurial speaker series that culminates in a pitch competition where attendees put what they’ve learned into practice by presenting their business ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs for a chance to win $1,000 in cash, office space in the UTRF Business Incubator and various professional services. This series (including the pitch competition) is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

9/30 Vol Court: The Business Model Canvas – Part 2

Eric Dunn, a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Catalyst Coaching, LLC, will be speaking at the second session of Vol Court Sept. 30 at 5:15 p.m. in Stokely Management Center Room G2. He will be covering the second part of the business model canvas worksheet, discussing revenue streams, partners, and cost structure. Vol Court meets every Tuesday beginning September 23 from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. in Stokely Management Center, room G2. Refreshments will be served.

Vol Court is a five-week entrepreneurial speaker series that culminates in a pitch competition where attendees put what they’ve learned into practice by presenting their business ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs for a chance to win $1,000 in cash, office space in the UTRF Business Incubator and various professional services. This series (including the pitch competition) is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

Vol Court Offers Entrepreneurial Workshops and Cash Prize

The Vol Court 2014 Speaker Series kicks off at the University of Tennessee on September 23. Vol Court is a five-week entrepreneurial speaker series hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEI) and led by local entrepreneurs and business experts. The series culminates in a pitch competition where attendees put what they’ve learned into practice by presenting their business ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs for a chance to win $1,000 and professional services.

Vol Court meets every Tuesday beginning September 23 from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. in Stokely Management Center, room G2. The series and the pitch competition are open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. There is no charge to participate in this series and anyone interested in starting a company is encouraged to attend.

The schedule for this semester’s Vol Court series is as follows:

  • Tues., Sept. 23 – The Business Model Canvas and Lean Startup – Part 1
  • Tues., Sept. 30 – The Business Model Canvas – Part 2
  • Tues., Oct. 7 – Entity Selection and Issues
  • Tues., Oct. 14 – Finding Investors at the Right Time
  • Tues., Oct. 21 – Preparing the Pitch
  • Tues., Oct. 28 – Vol Court Pitch Competition

Vol Court is sponsored by UT Federal Credit UnionUT Research FoundationPershing Yoakley and Associates, Morehous Legal Group, and Launch Tennessee.

For information on past winners or to download materials that will be used in this series, click here.