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First session in four-part “Rise and Grind” series is this Thursday at UT

Need a little extra love for your start-up idea on Valentine’s Day? If so, the first program in the four-session “Rise and Grind” series is that morning.

Under the theme of “Financing My Business,” the series is a continuation of the joint effort between Three Roots Capital and the University of Tennessee (UT) Research Foundation that was launched several years ago.

The sessions are targeted at the UT community – faculty, staff and students but open to anyone, all four sessions are designed to focus on topics of interest to those considering starting a new business or in the early stages of that process. Each is associated with the capitalization and operational financing of a business. The specific emphasis is “what capital to access when” and “how to access that capital” from the business owner’s perspective.

The starting times and locations vary to make it as convenient as possible for as many people to attend. Session dates, times, locations and topics are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 14 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. – “Preparing to Access Capital: Financials/Bookkeeping” to be held in the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEI) Accelerator space in the UT Research Foundation’s (UTRF) Business Incubator behind the College of Veterinary Medicine. To register for session one, click here.
  • Tuesday, February 19 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. – “A Survey of Capital Sources, Timing, and Costs” to be held in Room 402 of the Haslam Business Building, Room 402, 1000 Volunteer Blvd. on the UT, Knoxville campus.
  • Thursday, March 7 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. – “Equity-Based Capital” to be held at the ACEI Accelerator in the UTRF Business Incubator.
  • Tuesday, April 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. – “Debt-Based Capital” to be held in the Seminar Room of the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials on the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm.

You can find additional information here (RiseNGrind Agenda).


Tom Ballard

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer,
Pershing Yoakley & Associates. P.C.

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