About CEO

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Membership to CEO is available to any UT student.  Dues are $20/semester.

Weekly meetings

We host weekly meetings in which local entrepreneurs share their experience and answer questions regarding entrepreneurship. Before and after meetings are a great opportunity to talk to speakers as well as network with fellow students with an interest in entrepreneurship.


Each year, we attend the CEO National Conference. The conference was in Kansas City last year. This year it will be in Tampa from October 27 – October 29.  Over the course of three days, attendees have the opportunity to see four keynote speakers as well as attend several entrepreneurial workshops each day. Networking is one of the most beneficial parts of the conference with hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs who attend each year.

Elevator Pitch Competition

This semester marks the third year of our pitch competition. The purpose of this annual pitch competition is to find a competitor to represent the University of Tennessee in the National Elevator Pitch Competition which is held at the National Conference. The prize for our chapter competition is a free trip to the National Conference as well as enrolment in the national competition. The UT competitor last year placed 4th out of the total 60 contestants.


If you would like to find out more about National CEO please visit their website      www.c-e-o.org

For more information about the Anderson Center, visit their website at www.andersoncei.utk.edu