September 28th - Social Entrepreneurship in Dorms 4:00-6:00pm, OHill Patio        

Come hang out with the Entrepreneurship Community on Thursday afternoon! There will be a variety of entrepreneurship CIOs at the picnic tables outside of OHill for you to learn more about the diverse entrepreneurship community at UVA. We will have food, music and games so come stop by! 

October 6th - SE@UVA Showcase "Wahoo's Changing the World" 5:30-7:00pm, Garrett Hall, Great Hall

The following UVA student and alumni social ventures will be showcasing their work, prototypes and products:

InMEDBio with Phoenix Aid (https://www.inmed.bio/)

Babylon Micro-Farms(https://www.babylonmicrofarms.com/)

ReInventED Lab (http://www.reinventedlab.org/)

Totem (https://totemfgf.com/)

Exemplum Studios with Impossible Courage (https://www.impossiblecourage.com/)

In This Together Media (http://inthistogethermedia.com/)

**This event is by invitation only. 

October 12th - Jared Yarnall-Schane, Thought For Food; Ameer Shakeel and Payam Pourtaheri,  Agrospheres 5:00-6:00pm, Garrett Hall, Great Hall                                             

Learn to transform your spark of a good idea into a complete concept, and pitch it effectively to potential supporters; and gain insights into the emerging food innovation space within social entrepreneurship. Great Hall, main floor of Garrett Hall, 5-6 pm; food will be provided. Please RSVP HERE.

October 20th - Application Deadline for the Social Entrepreneurship Track of Stage 1 of the E-Cup

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. $25,000 in total prize money will be awarded as part of the Concept Stage. Learn more and apply HERE.

November 7 – SE Speaker Series “So You Want to Start a Social Venture,” 5:00-6:00pm, Great Hall in Garrett Hall

Dahna Goldstein, a Bretton Woods II fellow at New America, is a social entrepreneur and advisor to social impact organizations. Goldstein was the founder and CEO of PhilanTech, a B Corp created to help nonprofits achieve greater social impact, which was acquired by Altum in 2014. Goldstein currently teaches technology entrepreneurship at Georgetown University. Join us to learn how to ask the right questions and do the right market research before deciding to start a new company or organization, and hear from someone who’s been there. You may be surprised to hear some reasons why your great idea should not become a new organization, but should lead you to partner and innovate with an existing one instead. 

November 9th - Finalist Pitches for the Social Entrepreneurship Track of the E-Cup, 5:00 p.m, Great Hall in Garrett Hall                  

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. $25,000 in total prize money will be awarded as part of the Concept Stage.

This event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.. We are pleased to have guest judges Cheis Garrus, York Eggleston, and Diane Miller joining us to evaluate the best student social enterprise pitches of the competition.

Office hours

Come by the Social Entrepreneurship Hub on the Lower Level of Garrett Hall! Here are our office hours:                

Monday 2.00-4.00 pm; Tuesday, 1.00-3.00 pm; Wednesday, 1.00-3.00 pm; Thursday, 2.00-4.00 pm (staff), Thursday 11.00 am -1.00 pm (Professor Mahoney)

You can book an appointment during our office hours HERE.