Greater than five Centers for Entrepreneurship, greater than ten entrepreneurship-oriented spaces, as well as a range of services and tools can be found not only on the Grounds of the University of Virginia, but also beyond the Grounds of the University.
A number of Entrepreneurship Centers can be found across the various Schools at the University. Each of these Centers shares a common goal: to catalyze entrepreneurial efforts among students, alumni, faculty, and staff, both on and beyond Grounds. These Centers include (in alphabetical order): Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation; the Galant Center for Entrepreneurship; the UVa Licensing and Ventures Group; Social Entrepreneurship at UVa; and Technology Entrepreneurship at UVa.
If you are looking for a place to work, collaborate, or just hang out with people who share your interest in Entrepreneurship, UVa has a variety of Workspaces able to meet these needs. These spaces include: the i.Lab at UVA. HackCville, Lighthouse, SE@UVA, and OpenGrounds, among others.
There are greater than seventeen Makespaces on Grounds, offering the tools to such as: 3D scanners and printers, arduino kits, drill presses, microcontrollers, video and camera equipment, digital editing stations, sandblasters, welders, soldering equiment, die and foam cutters, saws, and even sewing machines.
Whether you need some legal help or some help making a prototype, a range of Services that might benefit projects of new ventures are provided across the University. The services include: the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, the Patent Law and Licensing Clinic, the UVa Rapid Prototyping Lab, among others. As a portfolio partner, the University can also provide Student and Alumni ventures with access to free Amazon Web Services resources, not to mention those resources available to students via GitHub and other providers.