Please see below for a listing of workshops to assist you in preparing for the E-Cup. You do NOT have to attend a workshop in order to participate in the E-Cup.

  • Workshop 1: What Problem Should I Solve?
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    Do you want to change the world? Often, it can be hard to know how to even approach the large problems facing humanity. We will be leading you through the first stage of the Creative Problem Solving process (Clarify) so that you walk away with a problem to work on that is important, imaginative, and something you have the ability to solve (yes, even as a first year!). Only 25 spots available. RSVP to ensure a spot. Please RSVP using the links:

  • Workshop 2: Brainstorming Solutions
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    So, you’ve figured out what problem you want to tackle. What does a good solution even look like? We will be leading you through the second stage of the Creative Problem Solving process (Ideate) so that you walk away with multiple great solutions to the problem you want to solve that will change the world. Only 25 spots available. RSVP to ensure a spot. Preference given to those who attended Workshop 1. Please RSVP using the links:

  • Workshop 3: Developing the Idea into a Concept
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    Now, you’ve come up with many possible ideas for solving the problem you most want to solve in the world. Our resident Inspirational Catalyst, Laura DelPrato, will be leading you through the third stage of the Creative Problem Solving process (Develop) so that you walk away with a compelling concept for the Entrepreneurship Cup Concept competition. Only 25 spots available. RSVP to ensure a spot. Preference given to those who attended Workshops 1 and 2. Please RSVP using the links:

  • Seminar: Value Prop + Competitor Analysis
    Wednesday, 4 October 2017
    6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Thornton Hall, Room A238, School of Engineering and Applied Science
    Part of your submission for the Entrepreneurship Cup Concept competition will involve some discussion of why your solution to the problem is better than the current alternatives, and “valu[ing] this innovation from the perspective of a customer, beneficiary, or society.” A good approach to this is understanding the value proposition(s) you and the alternative solutions offer. We will cover that in this event.
    RSVP HERE
  • Seminar: Market Analysis
    Wednesday, 11 October 2017

    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thornton Hall, Room A238, School of Engineering and Applied Science
    Part of your submission for the Entrepreneurship Cup Concept competition will involve “quantify[ing] the people or entities that experience this need, want, problem, or opportunity.” We will discuss strategies for this here.
    RSVP HERE
  • Procrastinators: Bring Your Idea Workshop
    Wednesday, 18 October 2017
    SIGNUP for a time between 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
    Darden Classroom 40
    Signup for a 15 minute slot to discuss your idea(s) with an expert! SIGNUP HERE
  • Workshop 4: Procrastinators: Bring Your Idea Workshop
    Wednesday, 18 October 2017

    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thornton Hall, Room B218, School of Engineering and Applied Science
    Finished drafting your submission to the 2017 Entrepreneurship Cup Concept competition? Drop by during these two hours to sit down with one of our UVA Entrepreneurship staff and some local entrepreneurs in order to get some feedback to make it a stronger submission.
    RSVP HERE

 Past Workshops

  • Creativity 1010: Tools for Innovation
    Monday, 11 September 2017
    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room TBD
    Chic Thompson is a world-renowned speaker, consultant, author, entrepreneur, and teacher – though none of those titles capture the passion, insight, and truly inspiring approaches he takes to problem solving. During his 90 minutes with us, Chic will fill the room with his humility, humor, and clarity as he tells us his stories – both the challenges and triumphs alike.
    RSVP HERE
  • Assumptions Testing Workshop with Marc Lipson
    Wednesday, 13 September 2017
    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Classroom 130 at the Darden School of Business
    Beverages and Food provided!
    Do you have an idea or many ideas? Do you want to determine if they are worthwhile? Come to this workshop and learn practical tips to validate your ideas. NOTE: Signup early to receive a 1 and a half page case to read beforehand! It will be emailed out prior to the workshop!
    RSVP HERE
  • Workshop 1: What Problem Should I Solve?
    Do you want to change the world? Often, it can be hard to know how to even approach the large problems facing humanity. We will be leading you through the first stage of the Creative Problem Solving process (Clarify) so that you walk away with a problem to work on that is important, imaginative, and something you have the ability to solve (yes, even as a first year!). Only 25 spots available. RSVP to ensure a spot. Please RSVP using the links:

    • Wed. 9/20 5:30-7:00pm
    • Wed. 9/20 7:00pm-8:30pm

For more events across-grounds, check out: http://entrepreneurship.virginia.edu/