The UMW Center for Economic Development offers a student entrepreneur education program, StartUpUMW, that teaches students how to start and run a business. Through this semester-long program designed to engage and inspire, you will learn by doing from successful business owners and local professionals.
What will you gain?
- The opportunity to learn from and network with experienced, successful entrepreneurs and professionals
- A greater understanding of what it means to be entrepreneurial
- Access to research databases, business consultants and office space to grow your business idea
- Tools to write your own business plan
- Feedback and guidance from the UMW Center for Economic Development’s team
- Fulfillment of the Experiential Learning credit or Internship Experience (*must have at least 12 UMW credits for Academic Internship)
What are the program requirements?
- You do not need to have business experience
- If you do not have a business idea, you will develop one during the program
- Must be able to attend all seminars
- Must be a current UMW or Germanna student
- All majors are eligible
- Must submit a summary of your experience and offer a testimonial at the end of the semester
What is the program schedule?
We will meet once a week throughout the semester–either in person or on Zoom. Outside of the live sessions, there may be be one additional asynchronous self-paced lesson per week. Day and time of synchronous meeting will be determined after reviewing all applicant schedules.
How do I apply?
Now accepting applications for Spring 2023. Apply by January 5, 2023 to receive Academic Internship credit. To apply, you must be a current UMW or Germanna student. Please fill out the online application.
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