UVA Wise Entrepreneurship Cup


2018 ECup Finalist

UVA Wise Entrepreneurship Cup

About the UVA Wise E-Cup

Organized under the University of Virginia Entrepreneurship Cup, also known as the E-Cup, the UVA Wise E-Cup is an annual competition that seeks to enrich the area’s entrepreneurial community by encouraging new ventures with the potential to address unmet needs, solve social and economic problems, and do so in an interdisciplinary way. The E-Cup is open to all UVA Wise students and UVA undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Beginning in 2015, the University of Virginia E-Cup consists of three different stages: Concept, Discovery and Launch! Each stage will have its own competition with varying judging criteria. The Concept stage is the only competition that will be held at UVA Wise and will include only UVA Wise students competing in the track. The Discovery and Launch! stages will combine all tracks of students from UVA and UVA Wise and will be held at UVA in Charlottesville.

Learn more about the different stages of the competition:


The Concept Competition is the first stage in a three part series of annual competitions organized under the UVA Entrepreneurship Cup. UVA Wise students will compete for $1,750 in total prize money will be awarded as part of the Concept Stage.

The purpose of the Concept stage of the competition is to surface and seed ideas from all parts of the university at every stage of development. Students are encouraged to come up with out-of-the-box ideas that could be translated into compelling projects. Submissions are not expected to be a full business plan, and will not be penalized for not having a working prototype, fully developed team, forecast, revenues, etc.

Friday, October 25, 2019Submissions are due by HIGH Noon
Friday, November 15, 2019 – Final presentations in at 1:00 PM Location TDB



Visit EntrepreneurshipCup.com to learn more or
contact Josh Sawyers at (276) 298-9896 or jsawyers@uvawise.edu