MBA Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club

Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club

The Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club (EVC) is a student community that supports, develops, and enables current and future Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists to change the world through creativity, smarts, and grit. We do this by:

  • Facilitating integration of Darden with the greater Charlottesville and UVA entrepreneurial community
  • Complimenting and influencing existing academic curriculum with more experiential and entrepreneurial thinking opportunities
  • Being a platform that encourages and guides students through the process of starting and funding new ventures or acquiring existing businesses
  • Providing a mentorship and support network for our members
  • Cultivating a sense of community among our members

Contact Us

  • Events


    EVC Club hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year. 

    • VC Bootcamp
    • Start-Up Speaker Series
    • Darden Pitch Competition
    • Venture Capital Investment Competition
    • Search Fund Info Session
    • Workshops, brainstorming sessions, lunches, mentorship, and networking events
  • Leadership Team

    We welcome prospective students to reach out to members of our leadership team to learn more about Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital.

    • President: Adair Maynard
    • VP of Careers: Paul Prentice
    • VP of Communications: Akanksha Nathany
    • VP of EventsYao Wang
    • VP of Founders: Ben Foote
    • VP of Startups: Dahler Battle
    • VP of Finance: Jericho Matulin
    • VP of Venture Capital: Leon Tong
    • VP of Education: Toshe Ayo-Ariyo
  • Current Sponsors


    Thank you to all of our company sponsors who support our mission and make all of our events possible.

    • Batten Institute
    • Mayo Center for Asset Management