Batten Institute

Batten Institute - Darden Connect

Darden Connect

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About the Program

WHAT IS THE DARDEN CONNECT PROGRAM? Darden Connect is a multi-day, immersive program for select MBA students interested in entrepreneurship and venture capital careers. The program offers unique connections to key individuals, companies and organizations active in venture communities across the United States, establishing a network of founders and investors that students can begin to cultivate prior to graduation. Since 2018, four Darden Connect cohorts have completed the program.

WHO'S IT FOR? The program is for current Darden students who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing opportunities in venture during or immediately after their Darden education.

WHEN IS IT? Dates for the next Darden Connect will be announced soon.

WHERE IS IT? This program will be held virtually until further notice. Previous instances of the program were held on-site in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Austin, Texas.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Applications will be available soon. For more information please contact Robyn Swift, Director of Strategic Initiatives.

LEARN MORE:

 "DARDEN CONNECT: BATTEN INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW IMMERSION PROGRAM IN MAJOR ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEMS" [THE DARDEN REPORT]

"NATIONWIDE JOB TREKS, CONSULTING CAMP HIGHLIGHT UVA DARDEN'S FIRST WEEK OF DEDICATED INTERNSHIP PREP" [THE DARDEN REPORT]