Venture Forward Mentoring Events and Workshops

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Entrepreneurs, get your questions answered!

Check here for upcoming networking and educational events.

 


Past Events

2013 U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup Workshops

Are you someone who:

  • Wants to start a new venture but does not have that exciting idea?
  • Has lots of ideas but needs someone to help you make it happen?
  • Has the beginning of a concept but not sure of there is a business there?
  • Has a team that wants to develop their idea?

You are in luck! Register for one or all these workshops and get started!

 1: Ideation and Team Building - Tuesday, September 10  5:30pm - 7:30pm
 2: Presentation Skills - Tuesday, September 17   5:30pm - 7:30pm            
 3: Protecting your Idea  -  Tuesday, September 24   5:30pm - 7:30pm   
 4. Anatomy of a Pitch - Tuesday, October 1  5:30pm - 7:30pm      

All workshops will be held at OpenGrounds on the U.Va. Corner. Please register here. Enrollment is limited to 30 people per session and refreshments will be served.

We encourage all students interested in submitting an application for the U.Va. E-CUP to attend any or all the workshops. Come with your team or come looking for a team! Come with your idea or come looking for an idea! The workshops are a great to network, collaborate and learn from experts.

Entrepreneurship Mentoring for Students

Dec. 4, 2012 | 5-7 p.m.

HackCville

As a follow-up to the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup, we are hosting the final First Tuesdays event of 2012 as an opportunity to provide short, individual mentoring sessions to all students with entrepreneurial ideas. 

Please come out to HackCville (#9 Elliewood Avenue on the Corner) on Tues., Dec. 4, from 5-7 p.m. for refreshments and one-on-one mentoring.  Some of Charlottesville’s most experienced entrepreneurs will be there to answer your burning questions.

Please reply to lianneatvirginia.edu to let us know that you’re coming  - include a brief description of your concept so that we can help to make some good matches.

First Tuesdays partners include the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Darden School of Business, the E* Society, the Entrepreneurship Group at the McIntire School of CommerceStudent Entrepreneurs for Economic Development and the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council.

November 13, 2012

Communications Speed Coaching

Venture Forward on the second Tuesday of this month to get your burning marketing and communications questions answered! Hosted by U.Va. Innovation and the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, this month’s event will be held at the Darden i.Lab at the Darden School of Business.

Local professionals will be available for “speed-coaching” in a variety of hot communications topics, including:

U.Va. Innovation’s own Morgan Estabrook, senior manager of marketing and communications, will facilitate.

See map: http://bit.ly/I_LAB. Turn onto Nash Drive and park in the Law School parking lot (free after 5 p.m.). The i.Lab is the glass building on the left.

Special thanks to event sponsor Watermark Design! First Tuesdays partners also include the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Darden School of Business, the E* Society, the Entrepreneurship Group at the McIntire School of CommerceStudent Entrepreneurs for Economic Development and the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council.

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