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Get inspired

Meet fellow entrepreneurs

Share lessons learned

c-e2 is a casual, caffeine fueled gathering of learning for entrepreneurs at all stages of venture creation. Get inspired, meet fellow entrepreneurs, share lessons learned, and become a part of Charlottesville’s vibrant and growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.  

3rd Tuesday Of Every Month  
8:00 a.m.
i.Lab At UVA


Next Meeting

tuesday, October 15, 2019

The schedule will include networking over coffee, a pitch from an early stage company and lessons learned from an expert entrepreneur.

This is a free event open to the entire entrepreneurship community. 





i.Lab at UVA
621 Nash Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Parking is free in the D5 lot from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The D5 lot is located behind and to the left of the i.Lab at UVA.

Weather Cancellation policy

If city schools are closed or delayed on the day of C-E2, then C-E2 is cancelled.


Meeting Format


The format of c-e2 will consist of networking over coffee, a pitch from an early-stage company with time for Q&A, and a "School of Hard Knocks" session. The Early Stage Company Pitch will spotlight one start-up each month. The School of Hard Knocks session will get in the trenches with a successful entrepreneur who will share first-hand experiences and perhaps some outlandish secrets, so other entrepreneurs may discover valuable lessons learned. The speakers will vary but the format will remain close to the following schedule:

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Networking over coffee
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Early Stage Company Pitch
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. The School of Hard Knocks
9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Networking over coffee


The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC); Contact Tracey Green at
The Community Investment Collaborative (CIC); Contact Waverly Davis at
CvilleTrep LLC; Contact Philippe Sommer at
i.Lab at UVA; Contact Sandra McCutcheon at
Central Virginia Small Business Development Center: Contact Betty Hoge at


UVA Darden School of Business Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation