Entrepreneurship and Innovations | UVA Student Council

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The mission of the Student Council Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee is to enhance the entrepreneurial community on Grounds by connecting students interested in pursuing entrepreneurship and innovation to the resources, events, and academic opportunities available at the University.

Who We Are & What We Do

2014-2015 StudCo White Paper Reports Who is StudCo? And what does StudCo do? Well, we’re YOU and we do things. Lots of things. Want to find out exactly who we are and what we do?

Check out the newly published White Paper Reports from each of our Presidential Committees. From Athletics, to Academics, to Arts, to Public Service, to Entrepreneurship, and everything in between, StudCo has you covered. Check it out!
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Academic Affairs


Athletic Affairs

Buildings & Grounds

CIO Consultants

Community Affairs

Diversity Initiatives

Entrepreneurship & Innovations

Legislative Affairs

Marketing & Communications

Public Service

Safety & Wellness

Student Arts

Student Life


Past Initiatives

Jefferson Entrepreneurship Mentors and Teams Program

The program paired student businesses with a member of the Charlottesville community in an effort to support the long term growth of the company.

Entrepreneurship Minor

Minor was created in response to growing entrepreneurial community at the University of Virginia. This minor still exists today and is open to all majors.

Current Initiatives


Increasing the awareness of existing entrepreneurial events and resources around grounds to create a more cohesive and inclusive entrepreneurship community.


Seeks to provide entrepreneurial CIOs on Grounds with funding to host events, and also collaborate with other entrepreneurial minded CIO’s/organizations on events and resources.

StartupUVA website

Provide a forum for UVA students with businesses or entrepreneurial projects to advertise, get guidance or collaborate with other like-minded individuals.

Alumni Mentorship

Aims to connect current UVA undergraduates to alumni who can offer guidance and support to students undertaking entrepreneurial projects.

Meet the Co-Chairs

Jack Freed


Michael Eaton Byrd