Interested in Supporting da Vinci?
The da Vinci Center offers a variety of ways for the community to support our students and our center. If you have any questions on how you or your organization might better engage with us, please contact Kelsey Steenburgh, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The da Vinci Center Advisory Board supports da Vinci Center students, alumni, faculty, and staff in the areas of mentorship, networking, thought leadership, career pipeline development, and real world opportunities. The board will do this by advising, advocating and making recommendations for enhancements and impact in innovation and entrepreneurship offerings for students.
Each semester our cross-disciplinary product innovation students work with real world problems identified by our project clients. Over the course of 15 weeks, our cross-disciplinary student teams deliver unique product solutions that address an organizational need through a human centered approach.
Is your organization looking for top talent? Whether full time or internship opportunities, our cross-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate students are skilled and ready to take on a variety of roles. We are happy to share job postings and help find the best candidate from our community. We regularly host career and networking events for you to promote your organization and look for future hires.
To share your opportunity with the da Vinci community, email Kelsey Steenburgh.
Post your job to the VCU network by posting on Handshake.
We are always looking for industry experts that are looking to help our students learn and grow. If you are interested in learning more about mentorship, speaking opportunities, or other innovative ways to advance our student experience, please contact Kelsey Steenburgh.
Providing our students with financial resources to advance their ideas is one important way to support our students. The da Vinci Center regularly awards students with seed funding, prototyping materials, and scholarships that help them focus on their idea.
da Vinci Student Annual Fund - Financial contributions to the da Vinci Center Annual Fund go directly to supporting students across all da Vinci academic and experiential programs through prototyping supplies, seed funding, and professional development opportunities.
Shift Retail Lab Fund - Financial contributions to the Shift Retail Lab go directly to supporting student entrepreneurs who are looking to test their ideas, products, and services through sales and customer feedback.