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Undergraduate Info and Q&A Sessions

An undergraduate certificate is our version of a minor including courses designed to broaden skills in a specific area of interest in addition to a major.

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Graduate Info and Q&A Sessions 

Our cross-disciplinary graduate programs leverage tools from entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, design thinking, and innovation.

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Shift Retail Lab
at VCU

From ready-to-buy items to concepts in need of refinement, Shift is where creative thinkers and doers put ideas into action and test through sales and customer feedback.

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VCU Demo Day

VCU Demo Day is the da Vinci Center’s annual event showcasing the top talent of the university’s student and alumni entrepreneurship. 

Applications are now OPEN!

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VCU Pre-Accelerator Program (Pre-X)

VCU’s Pre-Accelerator Program (Pre-X) is for students, alumni and community members who want to turn their ideas into action. 

Applications are now OPEN!

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Our micro-credentials deliver 21st century innovation, design thinking, and entrepreneurship skills through in-person and online modules. 

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Innovation Month

Innovation Month is a dynamic showcase that spotlights innovation, entrepreneurship,
and groundbreaking research across various disciplines within the university.

Event submissions are now OPEN!

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VCU da Vinci Center News

See what is the latest from VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation.

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Other Upcoming Events

Design Thinking Workshops

Unleash your creative potential by mastering the principles of design thinking. There is an increasing emphasis on skills such as problem-solving, adaptability, and empathy to current as well as future job roles. Through this immersive workshop, participants will be introduced to the six foundational steps in the design thinking process: defining How Might We challenges, seeking extremes, creating options, selecting ideas, prototyping, and feedback.

There are two ways to our Design Thinking workshops:

1. At your own pace

Take this asynchronous workshop on the practice of human-centered thinking. Delivered by the Executive Director of the VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation, this experience gives participants the opportunity to actively engage in their learning.

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2. Our live workshops

Program participants are encouraged to have their cameras on to increase participation and engagement. To access the session, participants register to a workshop below and you will receive a zoom to join:

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