Richmond Startup Trip
Friday, March 01 7am - 9pm
presented by Coin Savage, Startup Virginia, Galant Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Workpath
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Applications closed Wednesday, February 06.
Explore Richmond's Vibrant Startup Scene
Richmond is home to a thriving community of entrepreneurs and startup companies. This trip offers the opportunity for a behind the scenes look into how growing companies get off the ground, innovate, and transform their creative visions into a reality, by connecting students with some of the city's most successful entrepreneurs. You'll get the chance to meet passionate creators, tour hip offices, and discover the exciting startup hub just 70 miles outside Charlottesville. We'll leave early Friday morning and spend the day touring a number of Richmond's awesome startup companies.
Build Your Network
Throughout the day, you'll get to know dozens of company founders, early employees, and startup visionaries—many of whom are former 'Hoos themselves. You'll also have the opportunity to connect with fellow students from across the university over a shared interest in the startup world. At the alumni mixer on Friday evening, you'll have the opportunity to network with UVA alumni who know what it's like to work at some of Richmond's top startups and tech companies. We'll head back to Charlottesville that night with broadened perspectives and growing professional connections.
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Our Founding Partners
Our startup trips have been proven to be transformative experiences that dramatically expand the opportunities and networks of attendees. Because of this, our goal is to make these trips as accessible as possible.
Our supportive sponsors enable us to subsidize the cost of all our trips, sometimes by as much as 50%. Partial and full scholarships are available to students with financial need. Applications are reviewed need-blind.
The total cost of the trip will be $50. This includes meals, transportation between company visits, and transportation to and from Richmond.
Company visits will be announced here soon!
Meet the Trip's Presenting Sponsors
The Galant Center at the UVA McIntire School of Commerce's mission is to encourage, educate, and empower students—past and present—to take on crucial roles in the new venture community, thereby impacting the world in which we live and creating value of all kinds.
The Center develops and supports courses , competitions, events, experiences, and students in an effort to catalyze entrepreneurial activity not only within the McIntire School, but also across and beyond the Grounds of the University of Virginia.
Workpath is revolutionizing the healthcare industry by creating intelligent technologies to centralize and integrate health system workflows. Any organization can employ Workpath's platform to automate labor management and bolster efficiency. Workpath believes that optimizing organizational functions and efficiency leads to improvements in care.Learn More →
Startup Virginia is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and fostering an economy of innovation in Virginia. Since its founding in 2016, Startup Virginia has provided resources and mentorship to over 60 startup companies. Startup Virginia is home to a community of startups, helping entrepreneurs turn their visions into reality and find new ways to make an impact in Richmond and beyond.Learn More →
Coin Savage provides expertise and analysis in the field of cryptocurrency, offering trustworthy investment advice to both experienced investors and those new to the crypto market. The company's platform enables investors to easily monitor trends across cryptocurrency sectors and share investment strategies. By increasing crypto market transparency, Coin Savage aims to innovate the future of investment.Learn More →
How Startup Trips Work
Anyone 18+ can apply to our trips through our quick online application. (We give extra consideration to existing HackCville members, but not guaranteed admission.) You can see our upcoming trips below - applications typically open about 30-45 days before the trip.
You don't need to be looking for an internship or job to apply - these trips are a great opportunity to just get inspired and learn about the opportunities available to you.
2. Career Prep
Accepted students will get access to exclusive workshops where we'll help you tweak your resume, LinkedIn, and share tips and tricks for effective networking. Students will submit their final resumes in advance of the trip to be sent to our hiring company partners.
3. Company Visits
On a typical trip, we'll visit 5-6 companies for about an hour each. We often speak to high-level employees - founders, CTOs, marketing directors, etc - about their experiences. HackCville and/or UVA alumni employees at these companies are frequent hosts of these visits.
4. Alumni Mixer
We end each day of visits with an opportunity to network with dozens of local alumni in whatever city we're visiting. You'll get to talk to them about how they got to where they are today. Many are hiring, too! Most students walk away with new friends and new contacts that can help them with their personal projects, academic journey, and job prospects.