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Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education in RVA

If you’d like to find out how great ideas come to life – check out what’s happening at VCU’s da Vinci Center on Thursday, May 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Engage), a program of the Greater Richmond Chamber, is hosting its second event in a three-part series that focuses on the Millennial generation’s values and interests. Innovation ranks high on the list of Millennial interests so HYPE invited Dr. Ken Kahn, Director of the da Vinci Center, to lead a discussion about the program’s unique approach to product innovation, successful entrepreneurship and the impact they can make on education. VCU Master of Product Innovation students will also share some of their current projects and experiences. For more information please visit HYPE Richmond. This event is open to the public however, if you are not a member of the HYPE program, the cost is $15/advance or $20/door.

What is the VCU da Vinci Center? The da Vinci Center is a unique collegiate model of collaboration between VCU’s Schools of the Arts, Business, Engineering and College of Humanities and Sciences that advances innovation and entrepreneurship through interdisciplinary collaboration. Students participating in the da Vinci Center view innovation and entrepreneurship from multiple disciplinary perspectives and are better prepared for the 21st Century workforce.

The VCU da Vinci Center administers degree programs around product innovation and venture creation and runs the university’s venture creation competition. Through a grant, the VCU da Vinci Center collaborates with the Science Museum of Virginia on Boys and Girls Club afterschool and summer programs focusing on engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship. Hear what students, faculty and corporate sponsors have to say about the da Vinci Center.

For more information and to register for the May 22nd HYPE program, click here.

Program location is: VCU School of Engineering, East Hall, 301 West Main Street, Room E3229, Richmond, VA 23284

Visit here for more information on VCU’s da Vinci Center.