MBA - Culture and Community - Clubs and Organizations - Business Innovation and Design

Business Innovation & Design Club

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The Darden Business Innovation & Design Club exists to foster a community around, promote the ideals of and encourage career paths that incorporate design methodologies in leading organizations, solving business challenges and facilitating innovation.

Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

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Contact Us

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    • Events

      The Darden Business Innovation & Design Club hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year.

      • Design Toolkit Workshop Series -- Journey Mapping, Brainstorming, Prototyping
      • Deck Design Workshops: Superior, visual slides for better management communications
      • Darden Stories -- Fostering innovation through the creation of empathy; select speakers share powerful stories with the community
      • Innovation @ Speaker Series -- Conversations with top innovators across industries
      • Rotman Design Challenge (Toronto, ON, Canada) -- Team prep and facilitation 
    • Leadership Team

      We welcome prospective students to reach out to members of our leadership team to learn more about the Darden Business Innovation & Design Club.

      • President: Kelly Connors
      • VP of Finance: Rafe Gandola 
      • VP of Communications: Francisco Cabral
      • VP of Careers: Mike Lemon
      • VP of Events: Annie Bullock
    • Current Sponsors

      Thank you to all of our company sponsors who support our mission and make all of our events possible.