Eagle Works

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Experience the Future of Entrepreneurship at the 2024 Eagle Works Student Pitch Competition!

You are cordially invited to attend the 2024 Eagle Works Student Pitch Competition on Saturday, April 6th. This event serves as a platform for Tech's most promising student entrepreneurs to present their innovative business ideas, competing for over $20,000 in awards.

Engage at the Tradeshow: Begin your day at noon by exploring our tradeshow, where attendees can interact directly with student participants, gaining insights into their ventures and the technologies driving them forward.

Watch the Competition: At 2 p.m., experience the excitement of the competition as students present their pitches in a format reminiscent of ABC's Shark Tank. Witness firsthand as they showcase their creativity, business acumen, and potential for success.

Location: Bell Hall

Tradeshow: Noon to 1:30 p.m. (Bell Hall Multipurpose Room)
Competition: 2 p.m. onwards (Bell Hall Auditorium) Cost: Admission is FREE to the public!
For those unable to attend in person, the competition will be streamed live on WCTE PBS.

The Eagle Works program is made possible through the generous support of our donors: the TN Rural Development Fund and the Clouse-Elrod Foundation If you are interested in contributing to the advancement of entrepreneurship at Tech, please contact Dr. Michael Aikens at

Join us as we celebrate innovation, foster entrepreneurial spirit, and embrace the endless possibilities of the future. Save the date and be part of this inspiring journey!

Student Contestant Information  

For the problem-solvers, makers, innovators, leaders, thinkers, world-changers. 

The 2024 Eagle Works student innovation & entrepreneurship competition will be held Saturday, April 6. Details coming soon! See all dates for this semester at the bottom of the page. 

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Eagle Works proudly partners with the Tennessee Rural Development Fund (TNRDF), our valued sponsor since 2022. Thanks to TNRDF's support, we've provided over $20,000 in awards to student entrepreneurs annually. Beyond awards, TNRDF's affordable capital access and rural economic development efforts are helping shape a brighter future for Tennessee's rural communities., which closely aligns with the vision of Rural Reimagined. Together, we're fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, and prosperity in our region. For more information, visit:

Spring 2024 Calendar

Events will be at 5 p.m. in the iMakerspace on the third floor of Volpe Library unless otherwise indicated. Use the north staircase (past the IT Help Desk) to access. If you need an accessible entrance, please email Andrea at before 4:30 p.m. that day to arrange.

Events in italics are iMakerSpace workshops. taking place from 5-6:30 pm.. Please register for each event by emailing with your name, major, and T Number.

  • Jan-24 Casting the Night Away
  • Jan-31  Business Model Canvas
  • Feb-07  Elevator Pitches (info & workshop)
  • Feb-08 Assemblies and Drawings in SolidWorks
  • Feb-12  Pitch Practice
  • Feb-15  IDEA CHALLENGE (Bell Hall)
  • Feb-21  Business Model Canvas (2nd chance!)
  • Feb-22 Paid Media
  • Feb-28  Branding
  • Mar-06  Effective Presentations
  • Mar-07 Generative Design with Fusion 360
  • Mar-20 Help Session/Feedback
  • Mar-21 Winners aren't made, They're marketed
  • Mar-29  Business Model Due
  • Apr-03  Pitch Practice
  • Apr-05  Final Pitch Practice/Run-through (Bell Hall)
  • Apr-06  Eagle Works Finals/Tradeshow (Bell Hall)
  • Apr-11 Canva Demo
  • Apr-18 Hands on Electronics Manufacturing

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