Darden and UVA’s approach to entrepreneurship is deeply immersive and multi-disciplinary. You can gain valuable experience in launching an entrepreneurial venture while learning from award-winning faculty and a thriving network of innovative student and alumni entrepreneurs. #1 ranked faculty by Entrepreneur Magazine and the Princeton Review (2008, 2009, 2011). #5 entrepreneurship program in the U.S. by the Princeton Review (2013). Over $1 million in entrepreneurship scholarships awarded annually. 46% of i.Lab Incubator companies remain active enterprises after 5 years. More than $13,000 awarded per student company. More than 35 academic courses (electives) in entrepreneurship and innovation. Large portfolio of co-curricular entrepreneurial activities, all funded by the Batten Endowment. Four major entrepreneurial competitions (including concept and business plan competitions) awarding more than $370,000 annually. Venture Capital bootcamp. Student clubs include: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club, Net Impact, Energy Club, Private Equity Club, Design and Innovation Club, Entrepreneurship and Innovations Committee and Technology Club. Recent Darden entrepreneurs have received media coverage in a broad range of outlets, including the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, USA Today, Fast Company, The Scientist Magazine, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and several others. Whatever your level of interest in entrepreneurship, Darden will provide you with a wide array of opportunities to experience the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship — both inside and outside the classroom.