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Second Annual iBucs Competition

The iBucs (Innovative Buccaneers) Competition offers students at East Tennessee State University the opportunity to win seed money for their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas.  The competition awards first, second, and third place prizes.

  • First Place: $5,000
  • Second Place: $3,000
  • Third Place: $2,000

The Second Annual iBucs Competition, presented by the College of Business and Technology, will take place on Friday, April 20th, 2018, at the Millennium Centre.  The competition is open to any student at East Tennessee State University.  Students will work to develop a business plan and pitch to be presented to a distinguished panel of judges passionate about innovation and entreprenurship.  Students are allowed to work as individuals or in teams to submit their idea to the competition.

Schedule for the Second Annual iBucs Competition:

  • Mar 16th - Application to participate is due (click here to apply)
  • Mar 23rd - Rough draft of materials are due
  • Apr 6th - Final submission of materials are due
  • Apr 20th - Second Annual iBucs Competition (business pitch day)

2017 Winner SpotlightSource:

For more information, please contact:

Bill McTier

Bill McTier

423-439-4608 /  
Sam Wilson Hall, Room 112




Stephen Hendrix

Stephen Hendrix

423-439-5922 /  
Nicks Hall, Room 470




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