The Batten Institute offers entrepreneurial education opportunities beyond the formal Darden curriculum. For more information, visit the pages below.
10-Week Fellowship in the Silicon Valley for First Year Darden students interested in an operational experience with early-stage technology ventures.
The Darden Venture Lab provides dedicated workspace, scheduled programming, grant support, and community engagement to select, full-time Darden students who are actively managing early-stage ventures with traction.
Darden students may apply to enter the i.Lab at U.Va. Incubator, located at Darden and managed by the Batten Institute. Incubator residents enjoy a portfolio of benefits and opportunities as they develop new businesses.
The bootcamp is an intensive two-and-a-half day workshop for Darden full-time MBA Program students interested in pursuing venture capital and entrepreneurial careers.
The summer internship program affords Darden students the opportunity to pursue temporary employment with venture capital firms and their portfolio companies.
Startup Academy is an optional pre-matriculation program designed to help graduate students across the University of Virginia connect and collaborate around their innovative technology, product and service ideas.
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.
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