VCU da Vinci Center Design Sprints

    Monday, February 15, 2021 until Sunday, February 28, 2021 Eastern Standard Time


    What is a Design Sprint?
    A design sprint uses design thinking and innovation techniques to solve complex problems throughout co-creation, rapid prototyping, and qualitative testing. VCU da Vinci Center’s Design Sprints are multi-week opportunities to engage in workshops and learning opportunities that take early stage ideas and IDEATE, TEST, and PROTOTYPE alongside community mentors and subject matter experts.

    VCU da Vinci Center Design Sprints open to all VCU students and free.

    How Design Sprints Work 

    • 2 week commitment: February 15 - February 28
    • Network with other students, community mentors, and VCU alumni
    • Join a team
    • Brainstorm solutions
    • Refine your solutions 
    • Develop a low fidelity prototype,  executive summary, and pitch deck
    • Pitch your solution
    • Compete for a $250 award

    Students will…

    • Earn an internationally recognized IDEO-based design thinking certification
    • Receive a 6-month Adobe Creative Cloud license
    • Work on cross-disciplinary teams
    • Gain design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurial skills
    • Receive digital badges through Credly’s Acclaim Platform
    • Work with mentors from the Richmond Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
    • Prepare for VCU Pre-X and Demo Day

    Choose your track and sign up!
    Health Care Innovation
    Examine challenges in health care through the lens of human-centered design and design thinking.
    Sponsored by the Health Innovation Consortium

    IDEATE Social Justice
    Examine social justice challenges through the lens of human-centered design and design thinking. 

    New Venture
    Bring your venture ideas into action through the lens of human-centered design and design thinking. 
    Sponsored by the VCU da Vinci Center Angel Advisory Board

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.