Explore Entrepreneurship in

Hustle

Learn how to be a skilled, resourceful, and entrepreneurial self-starter

Section A: Sundays, 7-9pm
Section B: Tuesdays, 5-7pm

Registration Is Closed

An introduction to entrepreneurship

Create 4 fun, mini-startup projects.

Every 2-3 weeks, you’ll work on a new project in a small team with our support. You don’t have to come with an idea — we’ll give you dozens of curated, detailed, and guided projects for you to pick from. Launch a class, run a concert, redesign an app…the choice is yours.

Learn to solve tough problems with new skills in Hustle’s workshops.

The early stages of any project can be ambiguous and scary. We’ll teach you how to use hacks and smartcuts to launch new ideas through our weekly workshops. You’ll learn how to launch a website without any code, design a brand without Photoshop, and network into your dream internship or job without a career fair.

Gain a support team and the self-confidence to launch your own ideas.

As part of the program, we host workshops and office hours to train you on the skills you need to succeed in each project. Then you’ll go into the world and make these projects happen with our team always there if you get stuck. Along the way you’ll gain confidence in your ability to tackle any ambiguous problem, whether it’s designing your major or starting a business. And you’ll gain clarity into what you want to continue learning, way faster than you ever could in school.

Skills You’ll Learn

Feature Image

Rapid Prototyping

Knowing how to test ideas quickly without many resources is a skill entrepreneurs need and employers crave. In Hustle you’ll learn the digital tools needed to quickly prototype your ideas for little or no cost.

Feature Image

Effectual Mindset

You’ll learn the fundamental principles of effectuation, the research-proven method that expert entrepreneurs use to tackle problems big and small.

Feature Image

Communication + Networking

Get trained on the critical communication skills everyone needs in today’s world. You’ll leave Hustle using LinkedIn like a pro, writing professional emails with ease, and confident you can talk to anyone.

Meet Your Program Leads

TJ Walsh

HackCville Member Since 2018

Sarah Bryan

HackCville Member Since 2018

Ellen Wray

HackCville Member Since 2018

Membership Perks

Once you successfully complete your first Skills Course you are granted HackCville membership. Here are the perks you get access to as a member:

  • 10 weeks of hands-on skills training
  • Priority applications for Launch summer program and trips
  • Access to the HackCville clubhouses’ working and meeting space
  • Early registration and 25% discount on all Skills Courses
  • Exclusive community events and job opportunities

Fees & Accessibility

Course Fee: $125

Each of our courses is just $125 — that’s less than a weekly lunch out for the semester. We are committed to making our courses accessible to all. We reduce or eliminate the program fee to all students who need it, no questions asked. Our aim is to enable everyone who wants to learn and join the HackCville community.

Meeting Times

All of our courses meet once a week for 2 hours. Courses start the third week of UVA classes (Sep 8) and continue weekly through the end of November. Courses expect a 4-6 hour/week commitment. Outside of the 2 hours in your workshop meeting time, you can expect to meet with your instructor weekly for check-ins (at flexible times) and to spend some time working with your classmates on projects.

We offer 2 sections of Hustle — you’ll need to pick one when you register:
Section A – Sundays, 7-9pm
Section B – Tuesdays, 5-7pm

Testimonials

I learned a lot from this course, and was able to make projects around things I enjoyed and cared about.

Caroline Edens

Hustle Course Graduate

I really enjoyed the projects and teaching environment of HackCville. Hustle was another way to meet people in the community in a collaborative environment.

Katherine Snider

Hustle Course Graduate

Our Other Programs

SKILLS COURSES

Level up your digital skills

LAUNCH

Get trained + rock a summer internship

STARTUP TRIPS

Explore startups in a new city