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August 31, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Fall edition of “Vol Court Speaker Series & Pitch Competition” begins tonight

If it’s the beginning of a semester, it must be time for the “Vol Court Speaker Series & Pitch Competition,” and that is the case.

The twice-a-year, multi-part series starts at 5:15 p.m. today (September 1) in Room 102 of the Haslam Business Building on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) campus. “Vol Court” is coordinated by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEI).

Tonight’s session will be led by Lynn Youngs, ACEI Executive Director. His topic is “How to Go Broke While You Are Still Making Money.” Topics for the September 8 and 15 sessions will be announced soon. On September 22, the topic is “Preparing to Pitch,” a prelude to “Pitch Night” on October 6.

UTK students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community members are welcome to attend. Participants who attend all sessions will be eligible to pitch in the finale where prizes up to $1,500 are awarded to the competition winners. There is no application or cost to attend this series, and participants are not required to pitch in order to attend.

That said, ACEI’s Laura Rust reminded attendees that masks will be required to attend the sessions.

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