The Galant Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UVA McIntire encourages, educates, and empowers students—past and present—to take on roles in the startup community that create positive impact and lasting value in the global marketplace.

Founded in 2008 with funding by Mark E. Galant (McIntire '80), the Galant Center develops and support curriculum, pitch competitions, educational events, startup travel experiences, and student groups (e.g., HackCville, Virginia Venture Fund, Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development [SEED]) in an effort to catalyze entrepreneurial activity within the McIntire School, across Grounds, and beyond the University of Virginia.