Boyd Venture Challenge Accepting Applications

2013 Boyd Venture Challenge winning company, Catalyst Wheels: student members included Justin Clark, Zach McCormick, and Nick McCormick. Also pictured: (see below)

2013 Boyd Venture Challenge winning company, Catalyst Wheels: student members included Justin Clark, Zach McCormick, and Nick McCormick. Also pictured: Randy Boyd, president and CEO of Radio Systems Corporation (left), and Tom Graves, ACEI Director of Operations (right).

The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is now accepting applications for the Boyd Venture Challenge, a seed fund grant that awards up to $20,000 to student-owned startup companies each fall and spring semester.

The Boyd Venture Challenge is open to any early-stage company owned by a UT student. To be eligible, companies must be legally established and the student owner(s) must be enrolled in a UT undergraduate or graduate degree program in Knoxville at the time of application. Applications must be received by the Anderson Center no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. For full application instructions and eligibility details, visit http://tiny.utk.edu/Boyd.

The Boyd Venture Challenge is made possible by the generosity of Randy Boyd, president and CEO of Radio Systems Corporation, makers of PetSafe, Invisible Fence and SportDog brands. To date, this endowed fund has awarded $109,500 to 16 student-owned startups.

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