Six student start-up businesses were awarded cash prizes in the latest edition of the “Graves Business Plan Competition” at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. It was the 12th annual competition organized by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Haslam College of Business.
Andy’s Beekeeping LLC and Rolling Storage LLC took home top prizes of $5,000 each in the lifestyle business and high-growth business categories. SLOT LLC and BackDoor won second place and $3,000 each, and JC Sweets and Ready4Rescue each won third place and $2,000.
Read more about the competitors here. In the picture below, representatives of SLOT, Andy’s Beekeeping, and JC Sweets respectively hold their ceremonial checks.