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.



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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.

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Learn more about current projects, including The Nest entrepreneur hub, which recently received a Building Entrepreneurial Economies Planning Grant.

Past Events:

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.

Contact McKenna Blevins at to register for the events.



Have a business idea and need a little guidance?

Attend an Innovators INC Mentoring Session every other Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. beginning January 24 in Wyllie Hall.

Meet with innovative and experienced mentors to help take your ideas to the next level.

Contact McKenna Blevins at to schedule a time.


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