Darden’s experiential programs include a business Incubator, funded internships, innovative hands-on courses, and intensive “bootcamps,” designed for highly motivated Darden MBA students interested in topics such as venture capital, start-ups, and health care-related ventures. Click on the underlined text for more information on these offerings. Competitions are also a key component of Darden experience-based approach.
Students of various UVA Schools collaborate on market needs and technologies to address those needs.
A series of entrepreneurship events that bring together students, alumni and local entrepreneurs to share experiences and advice.
Support for MBA students interested in developing their own early-stage business ventures.
Targeted program to offer students a chance to frame issues, analyze data, and present solutions in a real-world environment with the guidance of Darden faculty.
Innovation and the Design Experience
Examines how design thinking and innovation principles can be used to enhance the value and accelerate the development of business opportunities that deliver organic growth.
Batten Venture Internship Program
Provides Darden students the opportunity to pursue summer internships with venture capital firms and their portfolio companies.
An intensive 2-1/2 day workshop for Darden MBA students interested in understanding the world of venture capital funding.