Students: Enter Your Business Concept in the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup

October 09, 2012

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

TrackPoint of ContactSubmission Deadline
(11:59 p.m.)

Semi-Final Event Details

College of Arts & SciencesSharon KruegerOct. 22Nov. 4, 1 p.m.
Clemons Library, Rm. 201
Curry School of EducationEmily LiebtagOct. 19Nov. 6, 10 a.m.
Bavaro, Holloway Hall
Darden School of BusinessMolly McFarlandOct. 30Nov. 8, 4 p.m.
Darden, Classroom 50
Health System
Includes Schools of Medicine and Nursing
David ChenOct. 22Nov. 1
Time/location TBA
McIntire School of CommerceBrendan RichardsonOct. 29Nov. 7, 7 p.m.
Rouss/Robertson Hall, Room 123
School of Engineering and Applied ScienceLetitia GreenOct. 26Nov. 9, 2 p.m.
Rice Hall Auditorium
School of LawJohn MorleyOct. 20Oct. 26 and Nov. 5
Time/location TBA
Social Entrepreneurship
Hosted by Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Mayank BhatiaOct. 27

Nov. 5, 7 p.m.
Rouss/Robertson Hall, Room 225


Media Contact

Morgan Estabrook

Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications U.Va. Innovation