Explore Social Entrepreneurship in

Ignite

An immersive, 10-week program hosted by HackCville

Applications Open 01/15/2018
"My favorite part about HackCville is learning a new skill with a group of like-minded but unique peers. The community feel and new friends are just the icing on the cake to the phenomenal program I was in this semester. I feel like I have skills I can continue using during college, (hopefully) in the workplace, and for my own enjoyment in years to come."
- Kaleigh Watson, HackCville Member

Get a lens into the world of social entrepreneurship

In Ignite you'll get insight to the world of social entrepreneurship. Through a series of skills based workshops, hands-on projects, and networking opportunities with various professionals in the field, Ignite offers a unique opportunity to students interested in social entrepreneurship to learn and launch real projects.

Develop and launch a real project

The best way to learn about entrepreneurship is to do it. You'll form teams and work on real projects throughout the course of Ignite, putting the skills and industry expertise you learn into practice. (You don't need to have an idea to apply to Ignite.)

"There are a lot of different programs at HackCville, so at least one of them is likely to pique your interest and help you develop skills in an area where you might not be able to or have the resources to explore it at UVa. "
- Rawan Abdelrahman, HackCville Member

Join our community

Through collaborative projects, group dinners, hikes, pregames, and more you’ll become part of HackCville’s tight-knit community. We serve all UVA students (grad/undergrad) and Charlottesville community members 18+.

What You'll Learn

Design thinking

B-Corporations

Impact investing

Program Staff

Shafat Khan is the Co-Program Lead for Ignite. Shafat is a 4th Year studying Economics in the College. In his free time, Shafat enjoys engaging in rap battles with friends, or a friendly dance-off. Shafat graduated Ignite in the Fall of 2016. You can reach him at shafat@hackcville.com.

Shafat Khan

Ignite Program Lead

Jacob Greene

Ignite Program Lead

Jake Greene is the Co-Program Lead for Ignite. Jake is a 3rd Year studying Commerce at McIntire and Economics in the College. In his free time, he’s an avid member of the Moot Court Team at UVA, arguing constitutional rights and law. Jake graduated Ignite in the Fall of 2016. You can reach him at jake@hackcville.com.

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Applying to Ignite

Applications will open Monday, January 15, 2018

Meeting Times

Ignite meets twice a week in the early evenings. Exact times and dates will be announced in December., September 3 - December 2.

All sections of all programs (including Ignite) start with a 11am-5pm kickoff on Sunday, September 3.

You must be able to attend each session. More than a few missed meeting times will result in being dropped from HackCville.

Fees

$40 membership dues are due at the beginning of the program. These dues remain the same for every following semester you're involved in HackCville.

These fees can be reduced or waived for those with financial need, no questions asked.

Eligibility

Semester programs are high commitment, so if you're just looking to get a taste of HackCville or Social Entrepreneurship, check out our public events to get your feet wet this semester.

In our application process we look for extremely committed, reliable students who are hungry for an intensive challenge. We want people who intend on becoming active, contributing members of the HackCville community.

Any UVA student (grad or undergrad) or Charlottesville resident +18 may apply.

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Applications Open 01/15/2018

Perks of Membership

After you complete your first HackCville program, you're granted HackCville membership. Here's what you get:

24/7 access to our fun and functional clubhouses on Elliewood Ave.

Our two clubhouses are filled with hammocks, couches, whiteboards, and WiFi. Use our space to work on your projects, hold meetings, or just hang out.

Exclusive events and job opportunities.

Whether it's drinks with the co-founder of Reddit or HackCville-only internship, job, and freelancing opportunites, we give our members access to dozens of unique experiences every year.

A community that feels like a family.

You'll join HackCville's 300-member community of the most talented and badass people in Charlottesville.

Early access to HackCville programs, no application required.

Want to take another program? As a member, you can just sign up - no application required. We open up spots to members before the public.

Priority application for our summer program, Launch.

Get paid to learn web design, software development, marketing or data science in our 12 week summer program, Launch. You'll get trained by HackCville's expert instructors and get a guaranteed, paid internship at a local startup or tech company.

Extra Perks With Every Program

Mentorship

Looking for some guidance on how to navigate what you want to do? Every year we pair up hundreds of UVA alumni from across the country with our students to provide guidance and support. Our team also meets with you several times one-on-one to ensure you're getting the most out of your program. It's advising that actually works.

Startup Trips

HackCville hosts immersive trips to cities across the country (New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, and more) to tour companies, meet alumni, and give students networking opportunities with industry leaders. Trips are where you see how what you're learning is put into action in the real world.

Tyler Wagner

HackCville Member

"Getting to know the people in the community has been by far the best aspect of my time at HackCville. It is motivating and inspiring to be surrounded by those who are constantly hustling while also trying to innovate in whatever they are doing."

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Applications Open 01/15/2018

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