Experience

Curriculum

Undergraduate Programs and Courses include the pan-University Entrepreneurship Minor, the Architectural Design Thinking Concentration, the Social Entrepreneurship courses within the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, the Youth and Social Innovation Major within the Curry School of Education, the Technology Entrepreneurship courses offered by the Schools of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as well as the Entrepreneurship Track within the McIntire School of Commerce.

At the Graduate level, the University’s Programs and Courses include the Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy Concentration within the Darden School of Business, as well as both the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and the Patent Law and Licensing Clinic within the School of Law.

Competitions

The University organizes two major new venture Competitions: the UVA Entrepreneurship Cup (E-Cup), a three-stage competition supporting student ventures, and the Galant Challenge, connecting Alumni ventures with seed-stage investors. Every year, the E-Cup provides at least $100,000 in awards to student ventures. The Galant Challenge has connected ventures with nearly $3,000,000 in seed capital over the first four years of the event.

Conferences

Throughout the year a series of Conferences and speaker events are organized both at the University of Virginia as well as throughout the Charlottesville community and region. These include the E-Conference, the Social Innovation Summit, the Tom Tom Festival, and the Wahoowa gatherings held across the United States.