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.
Entrepreneurial and Innovation Programs Schedule of Events
Spring Semester 2020
Innovators INC meetings every Wednesday at 6:00 PM @ The Nest
January 22 – Event/Speaker @ The Nest
February 7 – UVA E-Cup Discovery Competition Submissions Due
February 13 – UVA E-Cup Discovery Competition finalist announced
February 15 – Innovation Competition Contest Submissions Due
February 15-22 – National Entrepreneurship Week
- February 15 – TBA
- February 16 – TBA
- February 17 – Innovators INC AirShift Workshop
- February 18 – Shark Tank Viewing Party
- February 19 – Hackathon – Get your Business on the Map
February 20 – UVA E-Cup Discovery Competition Final presentations
February 21 – American Evolution Innovators Cup Submissions Due
February 28 – Innovation Competition Practice Pitches
March 7 – International Women’s Day Event
March 8 – Innovation Competition Final Executive Summaries Due
March 27 – Innovation Competition
April 5 – Speaker or workshop @ The Nest
April 11 – 13 – Tom Tom Founders Festival Trip
May 1 — TEDxUVaWise
The Nest is dedicated to serving aspiring entrepreneurs in Southwest Virginia and providing them with the skills needed to run a successful business. By participating in programs offered at The Nest, entrepreneurs will discover their full potential and turn their ideas into a reality.
Learn more on The Nest at TheNestSWVA.com!
For more information contact Josh Sawyers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276.298.9896.