• Entrepreneurship is for all majors!
  • Explore entrepreneurship as a career.
  • Experience what it is like to start or own a business!

Skyhawk Venture Development Workshop Series

100 Business Administration

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7227

Em:

Dr. Ross N. Dickens, Dean


Skyhawk Venture Development Workshop Series

  • Entrepreneurship is for all majors!
  • Explore entrepreneurship as a career.
  • Experience what it is like to start or own a business!

Please register for the program by clicking this link. This will allow us to plan to have enough meals available.

 

Rules for Pitch Contest on March 30, 2017.

 

The Skyhawk Venture Development Workshop Series is coming to UT Martin on February 9th. This is the second series of free workshops that will provide a platform for gaining a more comprehensive understanding of how to create a sustainable, growing and scalable business. This is ALL NEW material and does not repeat Fall’s workshops.

 

Following the successful series in Fall, the Spring Workshops will help participants develop presentations for potential businesses. These presentations can be entered in the Pitch Night competition on March 30th. Pitch Night is similar to the TV show, Shark Tank. There are over $3,000 in cash prizes available for four group presentations.

 

Over the span of six weeks, participants will learn from presentations from experts in entrepreneurial operations. Topics will include how to: identity the strategy of a business; serve the target market; determine the capacity of the business to survive in this market; and how to view a business through the eyes of potential investors. The presentations will explain how to move from an idea to a functioning business.

 

All residents of northwest Tennessee and southwest Kentucky who are interested in learning how to be a more successful entrepreneur are encouraged to attend the workshops to receive valuable tips and critical information on how to build a viable business. All sessions are FREE.

 

“We have a strong group of speakers who want to lead entrepreneurial groups in setting a course of success in operation of a company“ said Tommy Cates, the Tom E. Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise at University of Tennessee at Martin.

 

“These entrepreneurial groups will receive support from Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneurship Center, the Northwest Tennessee Angel Fund, the University of Tennessee at Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences and the University of Tennessee at Martin College of Business and Global Affairs. Our mission is to help create and foster high-quality business ventures that will benefit our rural communities’ economic development” said Carol Reed, Executive Director of the Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center.

 

Skyhawk Entrepreneurial Vision Workshops begin on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 4 p.m. concluding at 7:45. All other workshops begin at 6:00 with an informal networking session, the presentation, and a question and answer session. The workshops are being held at the University of Tennessee at Martin College of Business & Global Affairs Building, Room 33. Workshop materials and a light meal will be included each night, free of charge with an RSVP. A $50 gift card will be given as a door prize each night. Those persons attending all six sessions will have an opportunity to register for a $250 door prize during the final session.

Sponsors for this series are:

The Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center (NTEC),
Northwest Tennessee Angel Fund, the
Tom E. Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise-College of Business & Global Affairs at University of Tennessee at Martin,
Gil Parker Chair of Excellence-College of Agriculture
Launch Tennessee

 

For more information, contact:

Dr. Tommy Cates
Tom E. Hendrix Chair of Excellence In Free Enterprise
216A Business Building
731-881-7228
tcates@utm.edu

Dr. Joeseph Mehlhorn
Gill Parker Chair of Excellence in Agriculture
254 Brehm Hall
731-881-7275
mehlhorn@utm.edu

 

Please register for the program by clicking this link. This will allow us to plan to have enough meals available.