The Social Impact Ecosystem at UVa

Join a se-related student group

HackCville- Ignite
Ignite is a semester-long program for UVA students interested in social entrepreneurship. Ignite’s workshops explore a wide range of social issues, from climate change to human rights. and trains students in how individuals and ventures tackle these real-world problems. All students will apply what they learn through hands-on projects in the Charlottesville community and beyond.

Profit with Purpose
Profit with Purpose (PwP) educates, connects, and empowers students to think differently about investing. by serving as both an educational and career development platform. Ultimately, PwP is building the impact investing network UVA lacks, and eventually will create a fund alongside our educational program to give members real world experience with investing in mission-driven startups. Reach out to Mohammad Malik at if interested.

Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development (SEED)                                                                                       SEED collaborates with innovative organizations across the globe to provide pro-bono consulting services and create positive, disruptive changes in areas like education, technology, and the environment.

Enactus' mission is to inspire action and empower our communities through business skills and entrepreneurship. Their community outreach projects have reached thousands of individuals locally in Charlottesville.

Responsible Investing Group
The Responsible Investment Group trains students in portfolio management and uses a portion of profits generated to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas minimizing environmental impact. RIG also organizes events to host guest speakers and establishes partnerships with sustainable businesses in Charlottesville.

Net Impact                                                                                                                                                                                              Net Impact at the University of Virginia's mission is to inspire, educate, and provide individuals with the necessary tools to intertwine business and social impact, creating a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. We focus on creating a positive change on grounds by raising awareness of sustainability careers, offering educational lectures on the importance of social impact in business settings, and giving individuals the opportunity to build relationships with local social impact business leaders.

Work with a SE-Student venture

Phoenix-Aid is a student-lead venture with the mission to provide cutting-edge wound care products to patients with chronic wounds and weakened immune systems. Phoenix-Aid is looking for members irrespective of major or year, including graduate students! Ideal candidates will be highly organized and able to self-direct to accomplish tasks. Phoenix-Aid is looking for fellows who can contribute new ideas and innovate our development strategies. The application is on a rolling basis and ideal candidates will be notified for interviews to be conducted by the end of Fall semester. Apply here!