Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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.

09 June 2020

UVA Darden Launches Virtual VentureLab Summer Incubator

Members of the cohort are developing a wide range of products and services, including remote solar panels, an upcycling system for plastic foams like Styrofoam, on-demand craft coffee and many other innovative ideas.

02 June 2020

UVA Darden Grads Launch Natural Beauty Products Line, Empower Women of Color

Oemi Botanicals, a “nutrition-forward” natural beauty product company, was founded by Allison Shimamoto (MBA '19) and is led by several Darden entrepreneurs.

27 May 2020

Entrepreneurship Journal Devotes New Issue to UVA Darden Professor’s Theory of Effectuation

The publication is the latest indication of the reach and influence of effectuation, which Professor Saras Sarasvathy discovered following rigorous examination of the way expert entrepreneurs think and act.

19 May 2020

How the Annual Fund Is Enabling Darden’s Return-to-School Plans Amid Coronavirus

Dean Scott Beardsley explains how the Darden Annual Fund is powering the School’s response to an environment upended by the coronavirus and describes how new gifts ensure Darden navigates the challenges ahead.