The EVC provides students with numerous opportunities to learn about entrepreneurship and venture capital. Specifically, the EVC hosts the following events and series to foster student learning and development:
- Speaker series - successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from around the country are invited to speak at Darden to share their stories and experiences.
- Education series - industry experts share their knowledge and insight related to business plans and operations. Students also have the opportunity to meet aspiring entrepreneurs and inventors from outside Darden. A number of former students have been recruited to join fledgling companies and teams.
- VC Bootcamp - three-day crash course on the venture capital industry and fund raising process taught by industry experts
In addition, the EVC sponsors the Business Concept Competition and Business Plan Competition, where students have the opportunity to compete to win funding from the Batten Institute and a spot in the Darden Progressive Incubator. Also, the Innovation Challenge at Darden provides teams of MBA inventors the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and the title of “The Most Innovative MBA Team in the World.”