Startup Seminar

You should learn more about entrepreneurship.

Why? Because the tools of the entrepreneurial trade could help you in your future career: whether as a founder, a member of a startup team, a university researcher, on a new project team at a big company, within in venture capital, etc.

The Startup Seminar is designed to provide a background in the challenges faced by the founders and funders of new ventures. The seminars are open to current students within any of the graduate programs at the University of Virginia (e.g., Darden [MBA & EMBA], Law, Leadership & Public Policy, Education, Engineering, etc.).

The seminar series is the result of a collaboration between the UVA Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and the Darden School of Business Batten Institute, with support from the Office of the Provost.

The weekly sessions are a mix of case discussions, workshops, and guest panels covering a range of topics: problem identification, design thinking, market context, hypothesis-driven prototypes, business models, investor presentations, founders agreements, intellectual property, sources of funding, etc.

If you would like to join the seminar, simply email David Touve, Senior Director, Applied Innovation, at Darden's Batten Institute.

Click the links for the detailed schedules for the Fall and the Spring.