Throughout the year, the Galant Center develops or supports a range of entrepreneurship events in an effort to catalyze entrepreneurship efforts across and beyond Grounds.
Throughout any semester, both the Galant Center and students organizations (e.g., Entrepreneurship Group, Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, HackCville) bring a wide range of speakers from across the globe to the University of Virginia.
Speakers have included Rebecca Watson (RadiumOne), Rob Daley (4Moms), Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Tim Westergren (Pandora), Alex Wu (Quora), Stephanie Nguyen (Silica Labs), Jacqueline Novogratz (Acumen Fund), David English (author of Expatriate Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets), and many others.
Interview with Alexis Ohanian, produced by the HackCville Media team
Tom Tom Founders Festival
Video on the Tom Tom Founders Festival, produced by the students at HackCville Media
The Entrepreneurship Group at UVa, which has hosted rapid prototyping and problem-solving workshops, and organizes a weekly get-together dubbed “Brewin’ Creativity,” at which students share ideas and inspirations over coffee.
The Virginia Venture Fund, which hosts venture capital investing workshops to prepare students for not only the National Undergraduate Venture Capital Investment Competition (taking second place in 2013), but also careers in venture capital and angel investing.
HackCville, which host a variety of short courses and workshop on a broad range of topics, for example: managing a professional online presence, user experience and design, digital media production, investment pitches, etc.
Beyond the Galant Center
Darden Entrepreneurship Conference
Innovation Roundtable Series
U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup Workshops
Hosted at OpenGrounds on the UVA Corner, all individuals interested in submitting an application for the U.Va. E-Cup are encouraged to attend any or all of the workshops, which provide opportunities to network, collaborate, and learn from experts. Topic of past workshops have included ideation and team building, telling and selling your “story,” intellectual property, and anatomy of a pitch.