VCU Entrepreneurship Academy

Earn micro-credentials with VCU Entrepreneurship Academy!

The VCU Entrepreneurship Academy proposes a new model of delivering 21st-century innovation and entrepreneurship skills. Through a new national grant, the VCU da Vinci Center and VCU REAL have partnered with the Jackson Ward Collective and Activation Capital to form the VCU Entrepreneurship Academy which consists of a blended learning environment where students and ecosystem partners learn and work together. Complete our micro-credential courses to earn Credly badges and share on your LinkedIn profile!

Meet the Instructors

Ace Callwood

Ace is a facilitator, educator, who has built globally recognized companies in media and fintech. He's currently a Director at Envoy where he helps Fortune 500s, international NGOs, and early-stage tech companies navigate hard conversations and make tough decisions. Ace does his work globally, but calls Richmond, Virginia home.

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Andrew Indelicato

Andrew is an Artist, Designer, and Educator from Richmond, Virginia. Andrew has worked across many creative disciplines and worked with a variety of clients. One of his passions is helping others find creativity within themselves. He is currently an instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University as well as a Freelance Designer

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Tyson Glover

Tyson Glover (he/him/his) has a background in and passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, and design thinking.  He is actively involved in designing and delivering marketing strategies and materials, virtual and live events, seminars, and workshops. He offers specialized training in applying design thinking processes to foster collaborative problem-solving and innovation. 

Tyson previously worked at the Center for Design Thinking at Elon University and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Product Innovation while working as a graduate assistant in the da Vinci Center for Innovation. 

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What is REAL? Relevant, Experiential, Applied Learning

VCU’s Relevant, Experiential and Applied Learning represents a promise. It’s a promise to provide students with a meaningful, career-building experience during their time at VCU, and a promise to support our faculty and staff to enable them to deliver that.

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A space where the Black community can Learn, Grow and Own.

Jackson Ward is part of Black Wall Street: a thriving community at the turn of the 20th Century that was one of the most prosperous Black communities in the United States. The Jackson Ward Collective is a hub that connects Black business owners to each other and to resources that can help our businesses thrive.

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Everything you need to know about the entrepreneurial ecosystem of a city on the rise.

Richmond, Virginia, is on the rise. Stories about our innovative spirit and entrepreneurial success are spreading, with accolades coming in from all corners of our country. The world is finding out what we already know: the RVA innovative culture is extraordinary.

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