Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club

Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club (EVC)

EVC at Darden 

The Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club at Darden (EVC) serves students and alumni who are interested in starting and/or investing in early-stage companies. By hosting networking events, speakers, educational seminars, competitions and other events, the EVC Club provides multiple opportunities to learn and become involved in the entrepreneurial community at Darden, in Charlottesville and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Welcome Darden Class of 2015!  

The EVC Club welcomes you the Darden Community! We have an exciting year planned for 2013–2014. In addition to the venture capital boot camp, concept competition, business plan competition and fireside chats, we have partnered with other clubs at Darden to make this year's E-Conference truly world-class. It is no wonder that EVC was ranked by students as one of the top student organizations at Darden! EVC is also one of the largest Darden clubs with over 200 members in 2013.

Darden is an amazing experience with a sometimes overwhelming quantity of alternatives. Is EVC membership right for you?

  • Are you interested in starting a business, either immediately after graduation or sometime during your professional career?
  • Do you have a business idea and would like to develop and refine it during your Darden experience?
  • Are you interested in competing in either the UVA Business Concept Competition or UVA Business Plan Competition?
  • Are you passionate about corporate innovation, building a business within an existing business?
  • Do you plan to raise venture capital funding or want to learn more about the process?
  • Are you interested in buying and growing a business?

If you answered "yes" to any of these, then EVC membership definitely is right for you. Benefits include admission to all EVC education and speaker series events (meals included), eligibility for the venture capital boot camp, inclusion in our résumé book and much more.