Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Social Entrepreneurship Pitch Night

Entrepreneurship Cup: Social Entrepreneurship Track

 

Join us as ten UVA student social entrepreneurs pitch their concepts to make the world a better place! Please RSVP by Monday, November 12.

 

5.00-6.45 pm Student Pitches and Q&A

6.45-7.30 pm Dinner; Judges Deliberate

7.30-8.00 pm Winners Announced

 

Meet our Judges:
Meredith Shields, Managing Director, Sorenson Impact Foundation

As Managing Director, Meredith is responsible for directing Program Related Investments and Mission Related Investments at the Soresonson Impact Foundation. Prior to joining the Sorenson Impact Foundation, Meredith has worked in investment banking, consulted to non-profits and NGOs in the US and East Africa, and worked with the Beyond Capital Fund, an early-stage impact investment fund in Zurich, Switzerland. Meredith graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

Alex Goodman, Founding Partner, Clockwork & Co-founder, 118 Capital

Alex Goodman is a Founding Partner of Clockwork, a Virginia based firm focused on private market investment research, management and due diligence. In addition to Clockwork, Alex co-founded 118 Capital, served as a founding advisor to the Columbia Angel Group and worked internationally with entrepreneurs as a mentor in the Endeavor network. Alex’s corporate background also includes 5+ years as a Management Consultant within Grant Thornton’s Advisory practice in Washington D.C. and in Latin America, where he built his expertise in organizational improvement and financial management, as well as corporate and project finance. Alex holds an MPA from Columbia’s School of International Policy and Affairs and a BA in Economics from Bucknell University.

Vida Williams, Innovator in Residence, VCU; Co-founder, Axis Partners

Vida has spent more than twenty years helping companies map data elements into actionable information for executive decision making. She is the co-founder of Axis, a social enterprise consulting firm serving mission-driven organizations in data architecture, process engineering, and data sciences. Vida is deeply committed to the impact of inclusive points of view in innovation and the impact on social justice, speaking broadly at conferences such as OSCON and the White House. A long-time Richmond resident, Vida engages with the local community by sitting on several boards, including Podium and Code VA. Vida graduated from Duke University with degrees in History and English. and certificates in Women’s Studies and African American studies.

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.

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Oct
30
5:00 PM17:00

SE@UVA Speaker Series featuring Lisa Hamilton, Annie E. Casey Foundation

As executive vice president and chief program officer, Lisa Hamilton oversees the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s investments to promote community change, economic opportunity for families and public system reform. She also guides efforts to strengthen the social sector and encourage the take-up of effective strategies.

Join us to learn more about equity-centered leadership and the innovative ways that entrepreneurship can be harnessed to empower individuals and communities, and ensure positive outcomes for the next generation.

As a graduate of the University of Virginia, Ms. Hamilton will also share inspiration on how you can craft a meaningful career with purpose.

Food will be served. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/lisahamilton

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Oct
5
3:30 PM15:30

Scaling Affordable Housing

Soaring housing prices make it difficult for low-income families to make ends meet and cover other expenses like childcare, healthcare, and education costs. This event will highlight some of the most innovative public-private partnership initiatives in Affordable Housing across the Commonwealth. This panel is part of the Virginia Impact Summit – aimed at accelerating Virginia’s Impact Economy through catalytic philanthropy, impact investing and cross-sector collaboration. More here: www.VAimpact.org

Speakers:
Erik Johnston, 
Director of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Jane Henderson, CEO, Virginia Community Capital
Allison Bogdanovic, CEO, Virginia Supportive Housing
Greta Harris, CEO, Better Housing Coalition
Marland Buckner, MB2 Solutions

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Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

What is Social Entrepreneurship? E-Cup Workshop

Considering the Social Entrepreneurship track of the E-Cup? Unsure what Social Entrepreneurship means? Let’s talk about how your big idea can change the world. Imagine positioning your new idea for investment not only on the basis of its potential financial returns, but based on its potential social impact. We’ll show you how, and offer one on one coaching to help you develop your idea and prepare your pitch. Food will be served!

Sign-up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfr-q0vrXG0YdtCrH9XZ8jrZ0Aq9Fi-d6R_PEwsHhgQ2x_8zA/viewform

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Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Social Innovation Summit

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.

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Apr
5
11:00 AM11:00

Launch Your Career in Social Entrepreneurship Panel

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.

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Mar
22
5:00 PM17:00

SE Speaker Series featuring Scott Beale

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.

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Mar
17
8:00 AM08:00

“The University of Virginia Gentrification and Housing Justice: A Diagnosis and Proposal”

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.

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Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

Finalist Pitches for the Social Entrepreneurship Track 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.

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.

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Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

SE Speaker Series “So You Want to Start a Social Venture,” featuring Dahna Goldstein

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. 

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Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

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.

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Oct
6
5:30 PM17:30

SE@UVA Showcase "Wahoo's Changing the World"

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

**This event is by invitation only. 

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Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

SE@UVA in Dorms

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! 

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