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VEO 10/13 Update!
Our past events were incredible and we cannot wait for our upcoming ones!
Virginia Entrepreneurship Organization (VEO) is the community for ambitious student builders at the University of Virginia. At our core, we support students who are working on side projects and startups — those who are looking to build their first version of their product and onwards.
Our meetings involve:
Startup workshops to fine-tune your ideas or brainstorm new ones
Listening to experienced entrepreneurs speak about their startups and journeys
Getting answers to any questions you have about your projects
9/26: Student Panel Recap!
On Tuesday, September 26th, we hosted three incredible undergraduates for a student panel!
Among these students were Arjun Rohlfing-Das (Venture Partner @ Contrary, Prev @ Insight, Palm Drive Capital), Arnav Wadehra (Co-founder of Recipe, Jefferson Scholar), and Jeremy Suh (Co-founder of Recipe). We had an amazing time asking them questions about their startups, how they stay motivated in their work, and how UVA has helped them develop as entrepreneurs
We hope everyone who came found the event informative and fun! Thank you so much to our three student speakers!
10/2: Fireside Chat Recap!
On Friday, October 2nd, we hosted Alex Becker for a fireside chat!
Alex Becker (SWE @ Imprint, Former PM Intern at Microsoft, former VEO President) returned to share some wisdom and answer questions with students last Friday! It was a great opportunity for students to ask questions about his experiences as a Microsoft intern, the differences between working for Big Tech and smaller start-ups, and what it is like being a part of a Series B start-up like Imprint! We are so grateful that he joined us, and if anyone has any questions for him, feel free to reach out to him here: email@example.com
Fireside Chat with David Roselle (COMM ‘23)!
On October 17th, we will host a fireside chat with David Roselle, the CEO of Doorlist (Neo ‘23)!
The event is at 5 p.m., and the registration link is below (the location is on the Partiful website). This should be a great event, so we hope to see you all there!
Ask your AI questions to an OpenAI employee!
Artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing society and presents incredible opportunities, as well as ethical and business considerations. Featuring keynote Zack Kass from Open AI, McIntire's Fall Forum will specifically explore the incredible business value of AI, with a deep dive into the use case with which we are all becoming familiar - generative AI tools like OpenAI's Chat GPT. After the keynote, a moderated panel will explore how generative AI is augmenting human capabilities and enhancing business processes within organizations while simultaneously raising concerns about job displacement and data privacy.
Zack Kass, Futurist and Technologist, OpenAI
Kent Collier (McIntire '03), Founder & CEO, Reorg
Sarah Lebovitz, Assistant Professor of Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce
Dorothy Leidner, Leslie H. Goldberg Jefferson Scholars Foundation Distinguished Professor in Business Ethics, McIntire School of Commerce
Steven Johnson, Associate Professor of Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce
UVA Engineering Tech Entrepreneurs in Action Speaker Series: Steve Huffman (Reddit Co-founder and CEO)
Please read the message below from UVA Engineering about their speaker event on October 16th with Steve Huffman!
As part of the Tech Entrepreneurs in Action speaker series, we are delighted to welcome Reddit co-founder and CEO (and UVA Engineering alumnus) Steve Huffman back to Engineer’s Way!
Steve will speak to our community on Monday, October 16 from 2:15-3:15 pm in MEC 205. This event will be followed by a reception and refreshments in Darden Court, where Steve can meet members of today’s UVA Engineering community.
HooHacks Ideathon on October 14th!
Please read the message below from HooHacks about their 5th annual Ideathon on October 14th!
The HooHacks Team is proud to present Ideathon 2023, which will take place on October 14th from 10 AM - 7 PM at Rice Hall!
Ideathon is a networking, team building, and pitching technology entrepreneurship event designed to help students with technical experience and students with business experience build their technical business idea. 💡
Student teams can meet 1:1 with industry experts about their ideas and form long lasting relationships with them as they continue to grow their ideas. 🤝
Sponsors will be holding workshops to teach students about pitching their ideas, valuing their potential businesses, and building technical prototypes. 📈
Teams will pitch their idea to a board of sponsors for funding, with the opportunity to win up to $1000 worth of seed money to help fund their startup.💰
This year, we have an exciting new healthcare track, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's Patient Safety Technology Challenge, where you have the additional opportunity to pitch your healthcare-centric project idea for a chance at winning an additional $500. 🏥
And yes, there will be free food (breakfast + lunch) for attendees. 🍴
Registration closes October 8th! ⚠️
☕️ Schedule a coffee chat to join the community!
Sign up for a coffee chat with a VEO exec today! This isn’t an application, just a casual talk to learn more about your entrepreneurship goals before joining the community.
You'll unlock exclusive benefits designed to assist your entrepreneurial journey:
Access premium resources tailored for success
Connect with accomplished founders during dedicated office hours
Hone your skills at members-only workshops
Immerse yourself in a vibrant and supportive community
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🌅 On the Horizon
Keep your calendar free for some of our future events!
More information will be sent out as the dates get closer, but here is a sneak peak of what we have scheduled (dates are subject to change)
10/17 — Fireside Chat with David Roselle (COMM ‘23)
CEO of Doorlist (Neo ‘23)
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