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VCU Innovate Living-Learning Program

VCU Innovate LLP equips innovative entrepreneurs with a human-centered design foundation to launch new ventures or products.

Deadline: February 3, 2016

Early Admission Deadline: November 21, 2016

  1. Are you a full-time undergraduate freshman or sophomore? (If you have 2+ years of undergraduate studies remaining may, you may also apply).
  2. Submit a da Vinci Innovate Application.
  3. On your application, check the box marked “VCU Innovate”.

VCU Innovate LLP Perks

  • Two years of experience across a minimum of 4 client projects (ranging from non-profit, early-stage startups, accelerators, etc.)
  • Internship and job placement focused in innovation, entrepreneurship and product development
  • Trips, workshops and private interactions with regional and national investors, startups, mentors inventors, and entrepreneurs (60 hours of co-curricular)
  • 2-year apartment style housing in Grace & Broad Residence Center, living among your peers
  • Early course registration and housing sign-up
  • 9-credit Certificate of Completion (detailed below)

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Public events are listed on VCU Innovate’s EventBrite.
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Visit us at Grace & Broad Residence Center, 1010 West Grace Street, Richmond VA 23220
Email or Call us at (804) 827-1859

Certificate of Completion in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Requirements

  • Students complete the following coursework.
    • INNO 351 Creativity for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (1 credit hour)
    • INNO 352 Making Innovation Happen (1 credit hour)
    • INNO 353 Making Entrepreneurship Happen (1 credit hour)
    • INNO 450 Realizing Innovation and Entrepreneurship (1 credit hour)
    • 5 credits within da Vinci Center classes
  • Two-year residency in Grace & Broad Residence Hall
  • Fulfill 60 hours of VCU Innovate co-curricular activities (speaker series, workshops, trips focused on innovation and entrepreneurship)
  • Fulfill 20 hours of VCU Service (built into coursework through Service-Learning)