Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club






Heather Hellwinkel 


Heather Hellwinkel is a budding entrepreneur with a passion for challenging the status quo. She is excited to be leading the EVC club this year and is focused on creating opportunities for classmates to tap into their entrepreneurial spirit and growing the start-up community in Charlottesville. Over the summer, Heather will be participating in the Darden Business Incubator program where she will be challenging the way we think and interact with wine via an alternative packaging solution. Prior to Darden, she spent 4 years working in business development at General Mills. Heather is from New York and holds dual B.S degrees in Supply Chain Management and Marketing from Arizona State University.


VP Technology

Kris Subhash


Kris Subhash is a member of the class of 2015 at Darden and also graduated from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce in 2009 with a B.S. in Commerce with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. Prior to coming to Darden, Kris worked as a Strategy and Operations Consultant at Deloitte Consulting for four years. He is currently working on starting his own business providing mobile marketing solutions for local wineries, and will be working on it over the summer in Darden's iLab.


VP Communications & Careers

Sarah Rumbaugh


Sarah Rumbaugh is a Class of 2015 Darden student. Prior to Darden she worked in management and technology consulting supporting U.S. government clients with cyber security solutions. She’s from Washington, DC and Takoma Park, MD and went to undergrad at the University of Pittsburgh with dual majors in Business Management and Rhetorical Process. Sarah is currently launching an online MBA Employment Service startup and will be taking the venture into the UVA iLab Incubator the summer of 2014. Sarah has a passion for entrepreneurship and is excited to support the EVC club as VP of Communications and Careers.



VP Events

Lydia Kim 

Lydia is an aspiring entrepreneur and investor with experience executing against growth strategies. Prior to Darden, she worked in Corporate Development at American Express focused on developing post-merger integration and change management practices. Her experience also includes business development at The Barbarian Group, a creative digital agency with clients such as GE and Samsung. She hopes to gain operational experience by working at an early stage start-up and will be interning at GNIP (Twitter) in Boulder, CO. 

A classically trained musician, Lydia enjoys live music performances and hopes to perform with the Darden band in her second year. Her hobbies also include thrifting and collecting vintage bookends. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Lydia has a B.A. in Economics and English from Wellesley College.




VP Competitions

Inkeun Song

Inkeun Song is from Seoul, Korea and was working for SBS as a TV news reporter for three years. He has co-founded Newspeppermint, a news curating blog for Korean readers and has run it for two years. Newspeppermint has earned a good reputation in the Korean media market and currently has over 500,000 monthly page views. He is bringing Newspeppermint to the iLab with a business development plan for the summer of 2014. Inkeun studied Political Science as an undergraduate in Seoul National University, and has served as a vocalist in the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division Band for his military service.


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VP Finance

Aleksander Lyng


Aleksander Lyng is from La Cañada, California and spent the past three years at Barclays in New York where he worked in electronic fixed income trading, leveraging technology to help build the E-trading businesses of five different asset classes.  A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Aleks is now an MBA candidate at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business where he looks to build on his interest in the intersection of technology, content, and finance. 



VP Venture Capital

Brian Alessi


Prior to Darden, Brian worked for the consulting practice of a large audit / tax / advisory firm in New York, where he advised clients on strategies to streamline operations, enhance performance, leverage technology solutions, and manage risk.  In addition to his role with the EVC Club, Brian is also part of the founding management team of the Darden Impact Venture Fund, Darden’s first student-run venture capital fund.  Between his first and second years, Brian will intern for a venture-backed technology company that develops revolutionary chips and sensors to enable the “Internet of Things.”  Brian is originally from New York and earned his BA from Boston College, where he studied History, Economics, and International Relations. 


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