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Each week we send out our What's Happening email highlighting the upcoming events, workshops, competitions, programs and other opportunities across Entrepreneurship@UVA and the wider Charlottesville area.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING
THANKSGIVING WEEK

:: WAHOOWA ::

Water Cooler Trivia, designed to build team culture through trivia and co-founded by Collin WaldochNick Jones and Ryan Allen, was featured in UVA Today.

Congratulations to Lumastic, founded by Drew Lytle, and Sunny Day Fund, founded by Sid Pailla (a quadruple Hoo!), for being selected as for audience choice awards during Lighthouse Labs demo day.

Got News? Let us know

:: HELP WANTED ::

TMH Business Solutions is looking for potential team members with backgrounds in web design, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and/or copywriting. MORE INFO.

Emily has started a “slow fashion” company, hoping to improve the lives of women in the textiles business. She is hoping to find someone with experience in online retail or just a passion for slow fashion and social impact. Email Emily.

Looking for connections to a co-founder or need help with a project? Email startup@virginia.edu.

.:: WHAT'S HAPPENING ::

Take care.
Take Care of each other.
And have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

:: ON THE HORIZON ::

FORGE SHOWCASE - NOV 19-23
Celebrate the UVA makers and creators in the Forge community. Drop by their online Showcase highlighting students' awesome work and vote for your favorite. Voting ends on November 24th. MORE INFO

IMPACT INVESTING IN ACTION - APPALACHIA - EARLY INTEREST SIGNUP
The Impact Investing in Action – Appalachia 3 credit short course will be offered in both the January term and in Summer Session I. Held virtually this year, this experiential education course connects students with impact investors who are leveraging opportunities to elevate entrepreneurs in communities across Appalachia and southwest Virginia during this period of economic upheaval. MORE INFO

GENDER JUSTICE AS AN INVESTMENT THEME - DEC 7
From 7PM - 8:30PM
SE@UVA and Kristian Nammack, Co-Founder of Hansa Impact Partners, urge you to join an Investing Social Impact Series webinar on gender justice where we will discuss broad issues, gender pay gap, and gender inclusion in the corporate sector at all levels. MORE INFO

FORGE SKILLS COURSES APPLICATIONS OPEN JANUARY 2021
Learn modern skills through hands-on projects in just 10 weeks. Pick one of ten options: software development, data science, UX design, graphic design, digital marketing, and more. This is the most popular way students join Forge. MORE INFO

UVA E-CUP DISCOVERY COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS DUE FEB 5
The second stage of the UVA Entrepreneurship Cup, the Discovery Competition, is all about customer and product development. $25,000 in total prize money will be awarded as part of the Discovery Stage. MORE INFO

:: OTHER OPPORTUNITIES ::

NEXT GEN CONNECT SERIES
November 13 and December 11 from 2PM until 3PM
NextGen Connect is exclusive programming for women entrepreneurs to engage with one another in peer to peer breakout sessions as well as hear from corporate professionals. MORE INFO

STARTING YOUR BUSINESS - DEC 01
From 10AM until 12PM
Thinking about starting a small business? Have you started…but maybe missed some critical information? This workshop hosted by Central Virginia SBDC is for you! MORE INFO

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 101 - DEC 02
From 9:00AM until 10:00AM, online
Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Learn about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovations as you transition from idea to product. Session organized by the SBDC and USPTO. RSVP HERE

PATENT BASICS - DEC 04
From 9:00AM until 10:00AM, online
This module will cover the basic facts about patents. We will explore the different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. We will define the difference and use of both provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications. Session organized by the SBDC and USPTO. RSVP HERE

PATENTING APPS & SOFTWARE - DEC 09
From 9:00AM until 10:00AM, online
How does one protect an app or software in today’s environment? This program will focus primarily on the use of utility patents to protect an app or software while also addressing other forms of intellectual property that are pertinent and best practices when pursuing a utility patent. Organized by the SBDC and USPTO. RSVP HERE

TRADEMARK BASICS - DEC 11
From 9:00AM until 10:00AM, online
This session will explore the different types of trademarks, including names, designs, logos, and trade dress. We will discuss strategies to perform a trademark search, strengthen descriptive marks, and layout the steps to file a trademark application and all fees associated with trademarks. Organized by the SBDC and USPTO. RSVP HERE

CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE
Application deadline JAN 15
The Clinton Global Initiative University is looking for higher education student leaders who are committed to take action in their community to address a pressing challenge. Students accepted into CGI U will participate in a year-round program that includes access to: high-touch mentorship; a social impact curriculum; funding streams; and student engagement events. MORE INFO
 

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