The Biz Foundry partners with Eagle Works at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN to provide budding entrepreneurs with the mentorship and guidance they need to turn their ideas into reality. Each year the program hosts a Shark Tank-style competition where students create innovative ideas and pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to win a cash prize to fund their business. 

2023 Shark Tank Style Competition

The Sharks are coming to Tennessee Tech for the 10th Annual Eagle Works competition!

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Tennessee Tech University 

Bell Hall Room 260

Trade show: 12pm

Finals: 2pm


This year’s winner was Crate Buddy.

Tennessee Tech's 2023 Eagleworks Winner Craet Buddy standing next to a bicycle with his product attached

Eagle Works Purpose

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) program, a functioning unit of the Office of Research and Economic Development, exists to empower Tennessee Tech students, faculty, and staff and the surrounding community to create a brighter future for themselves and the world. We do this by facilitating a variety of events and activities that get students and faculty thinking in creative ways to solve problems and start businesses. 

watch the recorded event

If you missed this year’s competition, you can check out the whole event recording below.

Why eagle works?

Hear from former contestants on their experience with Eagle Works and after!

Interested in Competing in 2024?

Here’s everything you need to know about Eagle Works!

Male College student at Tennessee Tech pitching at the 2023 Eagle Works Competition