Providing a Path to Long-term Success for Student Entrepreneurs
The Pike Engineering Entrepreneurship Fellows Program is the premier program of its kind at the University of Virginia, providing funding and intensive support during the entire spring semester, guidance and mentorship for early-stage University of Virginia student entrepreneurial projects that are based on developing or commercializing some form of novel technology. The culminating event allows student teams to compete for the $50,000 Pike Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The Pike Fellows Program is available to a limited number of student entrepreneurial teams per year. The highly selective program develops each team's entrepreneurial potential and leadership skills through hands-on experiences, networking, mentoring, initial funding up to $5,000 and workshops on key topics in entrepreneurship. The teams have access to top-tier mentors and industry experts. The participating teams also take a course specifically designed to help them develop critical skills for launching their businesses.