The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Office of Economic Development and Engagement is committed to helping students reach their full potential as they plan to start new ventures or become a driver for innovation in their career path.

UVa-Wise strives to promote a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation where students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to share out-of-the-box ideas, resources and mentors are accessible, and creative networks and spaces are available for aspiring entrepreneurs to work on their business plans.

Through various programs, workshops, and competitions, UVa-Wise Entrepreneurship will help increase entrepreneurial thinking at UVa-Wise that will translate into the start and sustainability of successful businesses and a dynamic workforce in Southwest Virginia.

Entrepreneurs find Opportunity in Southwest Virginia

Opportunity SWVA logoCoordinated by UVa-Wise Office of Economic Development and Engagement, Opportunity SWVA is a collaborative effort to strengthen entrepreneurship in Southwest Virginia. The initiative is piloting the way for the region to align resources, highlighting opportunity for entrepreneurs, supporting their efforts, and expanding the spirit they bring to their communities. Opportunity SWVA works to connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to start or grow their business in Southwest Virginia.

For more information contact Robyn Lee at rlee@uvawise.edu or 276.376.3453.