Entrepreneurship and the Darden MBA

Ranked the #5 best entrepreneurship program in the U.S. by The Princeton Review

Start your company in the i.Lab Incubator

Participate in an entrepreneurship competition awarding more than $370,000 annually

Become a part Darden's tight-knit entrepreneurship community

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Whether you intend to start a new business or become a catalyst for innovation within an established firm, Darden provides you with an academic and experiential platform to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become an entrepreneurial leader.

Darden’s Top-Ranked Entrepreneurship Offerings

At Darden, you can gain valuable experience in launching an entrepreneurial venture while learning from award-winning entrepreneurship faculty and a thriving network of student and alumni entrepreneurs:

  • Large portfolio of co-curricular entrepreneurial activities, all funded by the Batten Endowment.
  • Recent Darden entrepreneurs have received media coverage in a broad range of outlets, including the New York Times, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, 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.