Tiger Tank Pitch Competition

This competition creates an opportunity for students to present their business venture idea in an environment that celebrates new venture creation, entrepreneurial thinking and the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Not only are students granted this platform to showcase teir talent and passions but they are awarded cash prizes and certificates of participation based on the merits of their ideas and presentations.

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ImagineU Summer Accelerator

The ImagineU Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator program is a unique, immersive and intensive 12-week entrepreneurial experience in which students learn and live the early-stages of their entrepreneurship journey. In order to make the experience accessible to all, the program pays participating students a $3,000 stipend. 

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Catalyst Seed Fund

Courtesy of an anonymous donor, the Crews Center Catalyst Seed Fund provides limited amounts of grant funding to help aspiring entrepreneurs overcome minor financial obstacles as they explore or grow their business. Entrepreneurs do not give up equity in their company to receive this funding.

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Cordell Jackson Music Ventures Fund

Cordell Jackson (1923 – 2004), a Memphis musician, best known as “The Rock-n-Roll Granny,” was the country’s first female recording engineer and the first woman to write, sing, record, produce and distribute music on her own label–Moon Records. A Memphis Musician and Songwriter of the Year, she was featured in the Smithsonian Institute and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Following the indomitable entrepreneurial spirit of Ms. Jackson, the purpose of the Cordell Jackson Music Ventures Fund is to provide limited financial support to student entrepreneurs that are developing or launching new music-oriented business ventures.

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Ad-Hoc Mentoring Program

Ad-hoc mentoring is available to all UofM students. Whether you just want some quick feedback on an idea, learn more about what the Crews Center has to offer, or want some ongoing advice and customized guidance on moving your company or idea forward, our ad-hoc mentoring program is the best place for you!

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