Entrepreneurship & Innovation
11 September 2020

UVA Darden Alumna’s Startup Builds New Model to Teach English in China

Shanghai-based Rong "Shirley" Wang (MBA '05) founded BuzzKID, tapping into a network of English-speaking peers to teach English to children in China virtually.

31 August 2020

UVA Darden First Year Cecilia Rios Murrieta Spotlighted by Poets & Quants

Murrieta (Class of 2022) founded a successful spirits company in Mexico before joining Darden's full-time MBA program this fall.

26 August 2020

UVA Darden-Supported Startup Taking Sustainable Farming World by Storm

After emerging from the 2017 i.Lab Incubator, operated by Darden's Batten Institute, Beanstalk is growing its sustainable farming operation at a rapid clip.

30 July 2020

The Growing Impact of Startup Investors Cav Angels

Cav Angels is a key part of the growing UVA entrepreneurship and venture investing ecosystem.

22 June 2020

‘Venture Velocity’ Helps UVA Darden Couple’s Wellness Company Plot Next Steps

Jonathan Ganthier (MBA ’20) and his fiancee helped grow their wellness company Nutritional Freedom after taking the "Venture Velocity" class at Darden.

15 June 2020

Cheese, Please: Shark Tank Investors Wanted a Bite of Darden Grad’s Cheese Biz

Darden graduate David Scharfman (MBA '16) appeared on ABC's Shark Tank and received investment offers from three sharks, including celebrity entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban.