TAMPA — The University of Tampa Lowth Entrepreneurship Center will showcase its students’ startup business concepts at the inaugural New Venture Exposition on Friday, April 14.
The exposition will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, which is located in the Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building on the UT campus. It is free and open to the public.
The New Venture Exposition is the culmination of work of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center students and program participants. Graduate students in the M.S. in Entrepreneurship program, as well as senior undergraduate students majoring in entrepreneurship, will present business concepts that were developed at the start of the academic year. Their concepts will be judged alongside Spartan Accelerator and Incubator program participants, many of whom have already committed hundreds of hours to their new ventures.
The students will compete in the following categories: 1) Tech, Online and Application; 2) Retail and Product; 3) Health Care; 4) Food and Beverages, Hospitality and Entertainment; 5) Services. Winners in each of the categories will be selected by experts in each field. Experts will include Lowth Center advisory board members, entrepreneurs- and experts-in-residence, UT faculty members and other community stakeholders in the Tampa Bay entrepreneurial ecosystem.
This annual, campus-wide event will educate students and the community about opportunities the Lowth Center provides and enhance students’ ability to achieve their professional goals. It will also provide employers access to qualified candidates to meet their recruitment needs.
To register for the event, visit https://2017newventureexpo.eventbrite.com.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves 8,500 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 65 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.