Spring 2018 events 

January 17th, 2018- Royster-Lawton Fellowship in Social Enterprise Deadline

This fellowship is available to UVA students interested in pursuing a summer internship in social enterprise. The fellowship offers $3,000 in funding to support an unpaid internship, as well as private coaching on cover letters, resume development and more. The fellowship also works to match you with an internship or you can select an internship independently. 

January 28th, 2018- Social Enterprise in Dominica Fellowship Deadline

The Fellowship was founded through a partnership between SE@UVA and the UVA Chapter of Net Impact. This is an opportunity for ten students to engage in a semester long social enterprise research project in the Spring semester of 2018. The research will be centered on the sustainable development of a specific industry in Dominica. The fellowship will culminate in a two-week trip to Dominica through Batten's Global Field Experience Course from May 13- 26, 2018 where students will implement their business plan for their project of choice. Applications are rolling through January 28, 2018. Fellows will be awarded $1,000 each. You may access the application HERE.

February 16th, 2018 - City of Charlottesville’s Housing Policy Symposium

Join us in the Great Hall of Garrett Hall from 9.00 am - 4.00 pm to hear from city leaders, community partners, developers, and residents about the challenges and opportunities in Charlottesville's housing system. This event is free and open to the public, but please take a minute to explore the full agenda and register HERE.

March 16th, 2018 - MLK Social Innovation Challenge: Solutions for Affordable Housing & Racial Justice Submission Deadline

Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by calling up the UVA community to find innovative and creative solutions to one of the most vexing social problems of our city: affordable housing. The winning team will receive $5,000.  Find out how to get involved in this challenge here.

The application deadline for the innovation challenge is February 22, 2018. 

March 17th, 2018-“The University of Virginia Gentrification and Housing Justice: A Diagnosis and Proposal” 8am-7pm

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.

Event Location: City Space, 100 5th St., NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

March 19th, 2018 - MLK Social Innovation Challenge: Solutions for Affordable Housing & Racial Justice Pitch Night

Applicants will pitch their ideas so a panel of judges for the chance to win $5,000.

March 22nd, 2018 - SE Speaker Series presents A Conversation with Scott Beale, 5.00-6.00 pm, Great Hall in Garrett Hall

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.

April 5th, 2018 - Launch Your Career in Social Entrepreneurship Panel, 11:00AM-12:00PM, Newcomb Hall, Room 389

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.

April 6th, 2018- Social Innovation Summit, 11am-1:30pm, Garrett Hall, Great Hall

Join us for a one-day conference hosted by SE@UVA in partnership with student organizations including NetImpact, Profit with Purpose, Hack Cville, 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. 

Keynote Speaker: Ken Alston, Investment Manager at California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)                                CalCEF works to bring rapid clean energy adoption to California and to build equity into the energy economy in California. 

Panelists: 

Alexander Olesen, Babylon Micro-Farms 

Janie Hammaker, Shakti Apparel

Diana Wilson, Yielding Accomplished African Women 

Kimberly Diaz, 4.0 Schools

Conor Flynn, Startup Commons

Please RSVP here

Fall 2017 Events

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 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.

November 13th - SE@UVA Fall Food Fun

Stop by the front of Garrett Hall from 3-5 pm to get some fun fall goodies and learn more about the opportunities available through SE@UVA.

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.