UVI currently offers two programs in Entrepreneurship; the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program and the Entrepreneurship Minor.

The Minor in Entrepreneurship is offered to all UVI students REGARDLESS of their degree program. The program is designed to supplement any other degree with a focus on the fundamental skills of entrepreneurship covered in six courses or eighteen total credit hours. Entrepreneurship education will provide the student with the tools and experiences necessary to explore the role of new venture creation within their primary discipline. The program is offered on both the St. Thomas campus and the Albert A. Sheen St. Croix campus.

Minor in Entrepreneurship

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is available to all UVI students REGARDLESS of their degree program and is also available to ANYONE IN THE COMMUNITY interested in pursuing Entrepreneurship skills. The Certificate in Entrepreneurship Program will provide the student with valuable skills that may be utilized to expand current career possibilities or maximize a current business venture. The program is offered on both the St. Thomas campus and the Albert A. Sheen St. Croix campus.

2015 Hackathon

A hackathon is a marathon problem-solving event that typically ends in the design of a phone app that addresses a real issue. After a very successful hackathon on St. Croix, it is St. Thomas’ turn to shine. (See attached poster.)  The students on the Albert Sheen Campus set a very high bar! This activity is NOT just for computer science majors  -- the winning team at the St. Croix hack was a combination of a communications major and a computer science major, so please encourage ALL students to participate. This will be an annual event on both our campuses.

The theme for 2015 HackFest St. Thomas is “Social Innovation.” Students will be designing phone apps that solve real problems pertaining to social and environmental issues in the territory and beyond. This is a team activity (minimum of 2 students per team, maximum of 4). The process will culminate in student presentations before a panel of judges. The Friday evening session is where the students will form teams and begin ideating solutions to real problems. Students do not need a team or any specific starting idea to begin the process as the Friday night session includes a hands-on workshop that covers problem identification, solution brainstorming, and team building.

2015 Hackathon

To download the brochure click here

The lead corporate sponsor of the hackathon is St. Croix software development company, NEARiX (http://www.nearix.com/). UVI’s RT Park (http://www.uvirtpark.com/), as well as several of their member companies, also provide important support for these events.

The event will kick off with a remarks from a Mr. Leon Hughes, CEO and founder of NEARiX and UVI President Dr. David Hall at 5 p.m. AST on November 6th in the Neil Weiss Education Suite classroom in West Hall. The hackathon will conclude on November 7th at 4 PM after the announcement of the winners.

For more information about Entrepreneurship Programs contact Dr. Tim Faley at 340-693-1310.

For More Information Contact

Title Name
Dean Dr. Stephen Reames
Program Coordinator Dr. Timothy Faley
Administrative Assistant Tessa Liburd