Students with an innovative idea for a business are encouraged to compete in the 2012 University of Virginia Entrepreneurship Cup. Now in its fourth year, the annual business-concept competition is open to all U.Va. undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
A registered activity of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the E-Cup seeks to enrich the area’s entrepreneurial community by supporting the development of new ventures with the potential to solve societal and other problems. The top four finishers will be awarded $20,000, $10,000, $5,000 and $5,000 in prize money, provided by venture capital firm Third Security LLC.
To enter, students must select a track and submit a concept using the E-Cup’s online platform by their selected track’s deadline (see below). Selected concepts will be presented at the track semifinal competitions (see below), with the first-place team or individual from each track going on to compete in the Entrepreneurship Cup final competition at 1 p.m. on Nov. 16 in Bavaro Hall’s Holloway Hall. All events are open to the public.
For more information about the competition and how it works, visit www.virginia.edu/ecup.
|Track||Point of Contact||Submission Deadline|
|College of Arts & Sciences||Sharon Krueger||Oct. 22||Nov. 4, 1 p.m.|
Clemons Library, Rm. 201
|Curry School of Education||Emily Liebtag||Oct. 19||Nov. 6, 10 a.m.|
Bavaro, Holloway Hall
|Darden School of Business||Molly McFarland||Oct. 30||Nov. 8, 4 p.m.|
Darden, Classroom 50
Includes Schools of Medicine and Nursing
|David Chen||Oct. 22||Nov. 1|
|McIntire School of Commerce||Brendan Richardson||Oct. 29||Nov. 7, 7 p.m.|
Rouss/Robertson Hall, Room 123
|School of Engineering and Applied Science||Letitia Green||Oct. 26||Nov. 9, 2 p.m.|
Rice Hall Auditorium
|School of Law||John Morley||Oct. 20||Oct. 26 and Nov. 5|
Hosted by Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
|Mayank Bhatia||Oct. 27|
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