Innovators INC

UVA Wise Innovators INC is a student organization focused on entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation.

The club is dedicated to helping students ignite their passion and create new possibilities. Whether your passion is to be an entrepreneur and run your own business or you strive to be an intraprenuer, creating innovation within any organization, Innovators INC can help you develop skills and connect with helpful resources.

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Begin creating your future today!

Join us at our new location in Wyllie Hall every Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Casey Taylor at the 2018 Ignition Shark Tank Event in Williamsburg

2019-20 Innovators INC president Casey Taylor plans bottle cap business!

Casey Taylor, a junior at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, wants to get his specialty bottle cap company up and running. The Staunton, Virginia native has always had the spirit of an entrepreneur, but he is just now on the verge of a breakthrough.

“The business I’m interested in is a 3D bottle cap product,” Taylor said. “My 3DBuddyCaps project is to sell customized bottle caps that will allow kids to create their owe bottle caps.”


Hunter Hess of CROWDIQ at the 2018 Tom Tom Festival

Our 2018-19 Innovators INC President Hunter Hess was a  Student Team Semifinalists for the 2019 American Evolution Innovators Cup Competition.

The annual competition, which showcases Virginia’s academic excellence, was held on April 12, 2018 at the Tom Tom Summit & Festival.


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Past Events:

2017 UVa-Wise Innovation Day Flyer

UVA Wise will host Innovation Day on Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 pm. Show off your creativity and talent in a series of events throughout the day.

Innovators Market: 12:30 p.m. at the John T. Casteen III Plaza. Students, set up shop! Showcase your business ideas & sell your creations, artwork, or products at the Innovators Market.
Open to the community.

Innovation Board Game: 1:00 p.m. at the John T. Casteen III Plaza. Assemble a team of 5 and play the Innovators Board Game, a team building game focused on creativity and entrepreneurship. $500 will be awarded to first place.

The G2K Game Pitches: 2:30 p.m. in the Rhododendron Room. Hear from fellow innovators as they pitch their ideas and compete for $10K in start up funds at The G2K Game Innovation Competition.

To join Innovators INC or for more information, contact McKenna Blevins at or 276-870-1564