For the better part of a half-century, the epicenter of venture capital in the United States has been located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. But as technology increasingly enables entrepreneurs, “the universe is expanding” for VC.
Digital risk protection startup SafeGuardCyber has scaled quickly since being launched in 2014 by two Darden alumni.
Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will help lead UVA’s new Catalyst Accelerator Program, designed to support local entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development.
Darden welcomed 20 venture teams to the 2019 i.Lab Incubator program, a 10-week summer accelerator program supporting founders from the University of Virginia and local communities.
More than a dozen academics presented research at the conference, hosted by Darden, the Cambridge Judge Business School and the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Business and Economics.
Darden Reunion Weekend included a number of panels featuring alumni discussing their areas of expertise, from corporate boards to entrepreneurship to venture capital investing.