Batten Institute

Batten Institute - Education - Venturing Projects (x)

Venturing Projects (x)

WHAT IS VP(x)? Through VP(x), the Batten Institute provides select Darden students and UVA alumni with enhanced support for developing ideas for new ventures.

Support includes:

  • Proposal development assistance, including establishing meaningful learning objectives and measurable outcomes
  • Assistance selecting a faculty advisor
  • Regular milestone coaching and ongoing check-ins
  • Feedback on deliverables
  • Mentorship for validating, iterating and advancing the venture project, consistent with academic requirements

WHO'S IT FOR? VP(x) is for current Darden students pursuing their own venture idea via an independent study and a select number of UVA alumni pursuing ventures.

WHEN IS IT? Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are due as follows:
    MBA Program: (Q2) passed, (Q3) 8 January 2021 and (Q4) 11 March 2021
    EMBA Program: (Q9) passed and (Q10) 18 January 2021

WHERE IS IT? Currently all meetings are taking place virtually.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Students should complete the Independent Study Proposal Form and both student and alumni applicants should complete the Program Registration Form.

For more information, students should contact Jason Brewster and alumni should contact Robyn Swift.