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Darden Alumni Spotlight: How to Run a Successful Tech Startup

Darden alumni Jon Carrier (MBA ’12), Teddy Jones (MBA ’12) and Ryal Tayloe (MBA ’12) were recently featured on MSNBC’s Your Business about their tech startup, 501 Auctions. The completely self-funded venture has raised $3 million for nonprofits this year … Continue reading

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Darden Alumni Featured in Poets & Quants

Poets & Quants recently featured Adam Healey (MBA ’05) and his wife Christin, entrepreneurs and founders of wedding concierge website Borrowed & Blue. Read more about Adam’s journey moving from management consulting to technology entrepreneurship in the Poets & Quants … Continue reading

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Darden Entrepreneur Spotlight: Thomas Giedgowd (MBA ’12)

This week, UVA Today featured Thomas Giedgowd (MBA ’12), founder and CEO of TeeGee, a company specializing in toys that assist with childhood education and development. TeeGee is a smart-stuffed animal powered by an iPhone or iPod Touch, capable of … Continue reading

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Darden Business Incubator Companies 2012

This summer the Darden Business Incubator is supporting 15 new businesses of Darden students and graduates. The Incubator supplies each entrepreneur with $13,000 in funding to support the development of these early-stage ventures, as well as expert advice from legal, … Continue reading

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Businessweek Highlights Darden’s Entrepreneurship Resources

Bloomberg Businessweek recently came out with an article, “B-School Entrepreneurship,” highlighting “top MBA programs with startup resources to spare.”
The Darden School of Business is noted for having awarded over $285,000 for startups at the University of Virginia each year. The Darden Business … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Boss: Darden’s Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club

Guest post by Jacqueline Wilde, Darden Class of 2012:
Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, I knew my experience in Corporate America would be short-lived. After spending a few years at UBS Financial Services, I came to Darden to focus … Continue reading

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Darden Business Incubator Featured in U.S. News & World Report Article

In a recent U.S. News & World Report article, “MBA Degree Programs Can Assist Prospective Entrepreneurs,” the Darden Business Incubator was featured as one example of entrepreneurial resources offered at the Darden School. The article notes,
students can spend the summer … Continue reading

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Companies in the Darden Business Incubator

This summer the Darden Business Incubator is supporting 12 new businesses of Darden students and graduates. The Incubator supplies each entrepreneur with $13,000 in funding to support the development of these early stage ventures, as well as expert advice from … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Life in the Incubator

This summer, while most of my classmates jetted away from Charlottesville to crunch numbers in New York, strategize about the future of energy in Texas, or tackle marketing in the Twin Cities, I stayed put. I had applied for the … Continue reading

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Darden Business Incubator Student Helps African Farm Flourish

Sdemane Farm in Swaziland grows fresh baby vegetables such as squash and cabbage. Now, the farm is also growing its business, thanks to Darden School of Business Second Year student Joe Andrasko and the partners of Yebo Fund.
In 2007, Andrasko teamed … Continue reading

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