Events with SE@UVA
Check out these upcoming speakers, conferences, deadlines, and more.
Join us for a one-day conference hosted by SE@UVA in partnership with student organizations including NetImpact, Profit with Purpose, HackCville, Enactus, and more. The summit will focus on the future of entrepreneurship and exploring recent technological advances that have reimagined the entrepreneurship space and the impact on social change. The summit will feature a panel of student entrepreneurs, followed by a keynote speaker and lunch.
Come learn from experienced Social Entrepreneurs and organizations about how you can build a career solving important global challenges. As a collaborative effort from the UVA Career Center and the Social Entrepreneurship at UVA office, this program will feature representatives from Village Capital, Reinvented Labs, and Ashoka who will share insights on how to break into the SE field. They will discuss how you can combining a sense of innovation and positively impacting the world. FREE FOOD will be served.
Join us to hear from one of the Top 50 Nonprofit CEOs in the U.S. to learn how he created and launched the “reverse Peace Corps.” At a time when the country is debating the value of diversity and global engagement, Scott Beale has grown Atlas Corps to reach 600+ social change leaders from 88 countries. You will hear firsthand the story of a social entrepreneur bringing their vision to reality, what it takes to lead a movement, and how international service can springboard your own career.
Organized by Laura Goldblatt, Global Development Studies at UVA
A one-day conference to understand the University of Virginia’s role in a local housing market that remains unaffordable to low-income residents and people of color in Charlottesville and to consider solutions to create more equitable housing policies. The conference will be followed by a series of trainings and a community meeting.
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 the following guest judges joining us to evaluate the best student social enterprise pitches of the competition:
Cheis Garrus, Managing Director, MRC Capital Advisors
For more than 20 years Mr. Garrus has provided advice and analysis for investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, business development and management. In his career, Mr. Garrus has served as Director, International Housing Solutions and Equities Analyst, Strategic African Securities (Ghana), and held positions in private equity and business development.
Diane Miller, Blue Moon Fund and Blue Morning
Diane Miller previously was President and CEO of the W. Alton Jones Foundation, and has served on a variety of non-profit boards, including Planned Parenthood of Virginia, the Childrens’ Discovery Museum, the Architectural Review Board of Albemarle County, Building Goodness Foundation, Urban Vision, Tandem Friends School, and the Global Environmental Institute.
York Eggleston, Founder & Managing Partner, YE Ventures
After gaining invaluable experience and honing his skills at leading advisory and principal investment firms such as Booz Allen & Hamilton, Salomon Brothers and Schroeder Ventures, Mr. Eggleston spent the last 20 years creating, developing and commercializing intellectual property.
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.
SE@UVA Speaker Series: Jared Yarnall-Schane, Thought For Food; Ameer Shakeel and Payam Pourtaheri, Agrospheres
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.
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.
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!