Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital

  • Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital (EVC) is a community that supports, develops, and enables current and future Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists to change the world through creativity, smarts, and grit. We do this by: - Facilitating integration of Darden with the greater Charlottesville and UVA entrepreneurial community - Complimenting and influencing existing academic curriculum with more experiential and entrepreneurial thinking opportunities - Being a platform that encourages and guides students through the process of starting and funding new ventures or acquiring existing businesses - Providing a mentorship and support network for our members - Cultivating a sense of community among our members 

    Members of EVC recently hosted a webinar sharing their experiences at Darden and what their clubs bring to the Darden community.

    Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

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    Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Darden


    Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year.

    • VC Bootcamp
    • Start-Up Speaker Series
    • Darden Pitch Competition
    • Venture Capital Investment Competition
    • Search Fund Info Session
    • Workshops, brainstorming sessions, lunches, mentorship, and networking events

    Leadership Team

    We welcome prospective students to reach out to members of our leadership team to learn more about Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital.

    • President: Cara Jankowski
    • VP of Venture Capital: Stephanie Hepp
    • VP of Founders: Cameron Brock
    • VP of ETA: James Lapp
    • VP of Startups: Rob Turk
    • VP of Community: Bryce Istvan
    • VP of Finance: Meg Lyons
    • VP of Communication: Taylor Shepard

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    Current Sponsors

    Thank you to all of our company sponsors who support our mission and make all of our events possible.

    • Batten Institute