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.

  • Discovery Competition Prep Workshop with Damon DeVito
    Tuesday, 28 November 2017;

    5:00 -6:30 p.m., i.Lab at UVA Classroom
    What are the next steps for your startup project?  What could you be doing now and over winter break? Damon DeVito will help you begin thinking about how to apply the principals of effectuation to your startup concept.
    (Dinner served)
    RSVP HERE

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

 Past Workshops

  • Creativity 101: 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
    • Tues. 9/26 5:30pm-7:00pm
    • Tues. 9/26 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Workshop 2: Brainstorming Solutions
    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:

    • Wed. 9/27 5:30-7:00pm
    • Wed. 9/27 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Seminar: Value Prop + Competitor Analysis
    Wednesday, 4 October 2017
    6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Rice Hall 011, 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. David Touve, director of the i.Lab at UVA, will cover that in this event.
  • Workshop 2: Brainstorming Solutions
    RSVP for Location
    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:

    • Tues. 10/10 5:30pm-7:00pm
    • Tues. 10/10 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Workshop 3: Developing the Idea into a Concept
    RSVP for Location  
    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:

    • Mon. 10/9 5:30-7:00pm
    • Mon. 10/9 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Seminar: Market Analysis
    Wednesday, 11 October 2017
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Rice Hall 011, 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.” David Touve, director of the i.Lab at UVA, will discuss strategies for this here.
  • Workshop 3: Developing the Idea into a Concept
    RSVP for Location  
    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:

    • Tues. 10/17 5:30pm-7:00pm
    • Tues. 10/17 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Procrastinators: Bring Your Idea Workshop
    Wednesday, 18 October 2017
    SIGNUP for a time between 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
    i.Lab at UVA
    Finished drafting your submission to the 2017 Entrepreneurship Cup Concept competition? Want to get some last minute help with your submission? 
    Signup for a 15 minute slot to discuss your idea(s) with an expert! 
  • 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.

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