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Entrepreneurship + Innovation

Summer 2013

Celebration and Community Pitch Competition Mark Opening of Expanded Innovation Lab at U.Va. »

Darden News Release: "The 2013 Incubator: A Look at Promising Startups and Past Business Successes" »

From The Darden Report Spring/Summer 2013: "Start It Up!" »

Nouri: Buy a Bar, Feed a Child

Nouri, an energy bar company founded by i.Lab Incubator participant Veneka Chagwedera (MBA '13), provides nutrition to consumers and to children in need.
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How to Teach Design to MBAs

Darden Professor Jeanne Liedtka gives students the tools to find opportunities amid uncertainty. In the process, she takes them, and herself, well beyond what’s comfortable.
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i.Lab Incubator Welcomes Kathryne Carr

Kathryne Carr, who runs the i.Lab Incubator, has spent her career helping to transform research to the marketplace.
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In the news

Forbes blog: "The Next Silicon Valley?" »

Darden News Release: "Sustainability Research Conference Inspires Collaboration" »

Batten Briefing: "Prison Break: Can Entrepreneurship Solve the Recidivism Problem?" »

Batten Briefing: "The Double-Edged Sword of Collaboration Technologies" »

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Online course (via Coursera): "Design Thinking for Business Innovation," led by Professor Jeanne Liedtka »

Darden Entrepreneurship Conference (at Darden): "Start up NOW" »

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