Entrepreneurship at UConn

Academics

Classes

Undergraduate Courses

Business

Engineering

Digital Media and Design

Communications

FNCE 4319 – Entrepreneurial Finance

 

MGMT 3230 – Thinking, Acting, and Managing Entrepreneurially

 

MGMT 3234 – Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Promotion

 

MGMT 3235 – Venture Planning, Management, and Growth

 

MGMT 4271 – Venture Consulting

 

MGMT 3741 – Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship

 

MGMT 3742 – New Venture Management

 

 

MKTG 3753 - Entrepreneurial Marketing

MKTG 3757 - Strategic Brand Management

ENGR 3500 - Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 

DMD 2700 - Digital Media Strategies for Business

 

DMD 3440 -Introduction to Mobile Application Development

 

DMD 3720 - Digital Media Analytics

 

DMD 3730. Digital Consumer Behavior

 

COMM2100 - Professional Communication

COMM4130 - Marketing Communication

Graduate Courses

Business

Engineering

Law

Digital Media and Design

BADM 5310 - Experiential Learning Collaborative Project

BADM 5311 - Experiential Learning Collaborative Advanced Project

BADM 5330 - SCOPE I: Social Entrepreneurship Processes

BLAW 5254 - Managing the Future of Social Enterprise

 

MGMT 5223 – Managing Innovation and Change

MGMT 5335 – Venture Planning, Management, and Growth

MGMT 5634 – Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Promotion

MGMT 5895-012 (Cross-listed as BME 6086-020/BADM 5894-011) – Biomedical Entrepreneurship

 

ENGR 5300 – Experiential Technology Entrepreneurship I and II

ENGR 5311 - Professional Communication and Information Management

BME 6086-020 (Cross-listed as BADM 5894-011/MGMT 5895-012) – Biomedical Entrepreneurship

LAW 7877 – Clinic: Intellectual Property (Fall/Spring)

LAW 7798 – Clinic: Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship, Advanced Fieldwork

LAW 7716 – Patent Law (Fall)

LAW 7735 – Patent Law, Adv: Practice and Procedure (Spring)

LAW 7939 – Trademark Law (Fall)

LAW 7715 – Intellectual Property (Spring)

LAW 7829 – Comparative Intellectual Property Law (Spring)

LAW 7757 – Strategic Decisions in Intellectual Property (Fall)

LAW 7834 – Copyright (Spring)

LAW 7933 – Copyright in the Digital Age (Fall)

LAW 7605 – Business Organizations (Fall/Spring)

LAW 7807 – Corporate and Tax Planning in Business Transactions (Spring)

LAW 7754 – Business Acquisitions (Fall)

DMD 5440 - Mobile Application Development

 

DMD 5720 -  Digital Media Analytics

DMD 5730 -Digital Consumer Behavior

Majors and Minors

Major

Offered By

Available To 

Business Administration

School of Business

Business Undergraduates

Individualized Major

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

All Undergraduates

Management

School of Business

Business Undergraduates

Digital Marketing & Analytics 

School of Business

Stamford Campus Business Undergraduates

 

Minor

Offered By

Available To

Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

School of Education

All Undergraduates

Entrepreneurship

School of Business

Non-Business Undergraduates

Management

School of Business

Business Undergraduates

Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

School of Business and Engineering

Non-Business Undergraduates

Campus Resources

TIP Incubator Spaces

TIP Labs

Leasable Space in TIP:

  • Wet laboratory space ranging in size from 200 - 1000 sq. ft.
  • Shared equipment including autoclaves, cold rooms, glass washer and cytometer system
  • Rooms equipped with benches, shelves, cabinets and sink with emergency eye washer.
  • Online and physical access to the UCONN libraries

Learn More

Storrs, CT

Advanced Technology Lab

  • 3,250 square feet in the Advanced Technology Laboratory (ATL) building
  • chemical fume hood, two sinks with emergency eye wash and a shared cold room.
  • Hot, cold and DI water, gas, vacuum and compressed air, phone and IT jacks. 
  • Large equipment area in the lab and an additional shared room for large equipment

Learn More

Farmington, CT

Cell and Genome Sciences Building

  • Office and wet lab space located near the UConn Health Center.
  • Labs vary from 200-1,000 square feet.
  • Wet labs are equipped with a chemical fume hood and sinks.
  • Hot and cold water, gas, DI water, vacuum and compressed air.
  • Benches, shelves, cabinets and windows in the lab space.

Learn More

Maker Spaces

Next Generation Hall

Located in Next Generation Connecticut Hall, the space is designed to support individual and group projects and the development of practical problem-solving skills. This space is equipped with items such as 3D printers, a textile station, laser cutter, wood working equipment and tools, and much more. This maker space is designed to be accessible to all Innovation House students.

3D Printing Studio

Homer Babbidge Library is pleased to announce UConn’s first publicly accessible 3D Printing Studio, open now! Our 3D Printers are available to students, faculty, staff, as well as library patrons. The 3D Printing Studio is located in Homer Babbidge Library on Level 1 next to the Writing Center. We also have a YouTube channel with some of our finished time-lapses! Check it out HERE.

Engineering Shop

The Machine Shop offers academic support to all SoE departments and research groups. On average, they complete eight projects per month, ranging from one-day projects to multiple week requests. During the fall semester the shop staff trains senior design students and provide hands-on experience in a fabricating environment. Learn more.

Tech Park

Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) IPB, Tech Park's cornerstone building, is currently under construction.

Features:

  • 115,000 square feet
  • Agile, flexible-use laboratories
  • Tenant labs
  • $40 million investment in specialized,   state-of-the-art equipment

Tech Park builds upon the successful operating models of other university technology parks across the country, creating a foundation for an expansive network of resources, programs and collaborations that extend throughout the State of Connecticut.

Mission: To provide faculty expertise, state-of-the-art laboratories and specialized equipment to enhance research and development projects with industry partners that leads to research breakthroughs, commercialization of new products and high-paying jobs for the State of Connecticut.

CORE

The Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment (COR2E) serves as the gateway to research resources available to the UConn community.  In addition to providing a variety of software tools for exploring UConn research and expertise, COR2E is also the managing entity for a wide variety of core facilities, housing both state-of-the-art equipment and expertise.

Core: Center for Open Research Resources

Technology Commercialization

The mission of Technology Commercialization Services is to expedite and facilitate the transformation of UConn discoveries into products and services that benefit society.

Their goals are to bring together UConn researchers and the business community in order to significantly enhance the commercial and societal impact of UConn’s research; identify and help move inventions by UConn faculty, staff and students towards the market through licensing or new company formation; secure patent protection for new technologies, where warranted by market forces; generate industrial support for ongoing applied/translational research projects.

Contact:

Andrew Zehner, J.D.           860-486-1339           andrew.zehner@uconn.edu

Programs

HackUConn

HackUConn

A hackathon is an event that promotes a collaborative effort among teams to innovate and invent. The HackUConn event aims to bring together motivated students, industry sponsors, and experienced mentors to encourage networking, creativity, and problem solving in a fast-paced team-oriented environment.

VentureWell

VentureWell

VentureWell is on a mission to cultivate a pipeline of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges and to create lasting impact. We foster collaboration among the best minds from research labs, classrooms, and beyond to advance innovation and entrepreneurship education and to provide unique opportunities for STEM students and researchers to fully realize their potential to improve the world.

CSI CyberSeed

CSI CyberSeed

Hosted by the Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation at the University of Connecticut (CSI), CyberSEED brings together top information security professionals and business leaders to discuss emerging cybersecurity trends and formulate best strategies for tackling current and future threats. In the same academic setting, dozens of universities and colleges compete in unique cybersecurity challenges for prizes..

Public Engagement

Public Engagement

Public Engagement through Engaged Scholarship, Community Outreach, and Service Learning is an essential component of the land-grant mission of the University of Connecticut. The Office of Public Engagement coordinates, advocates, and builds capacity for all facets of engagement: scholarship, community based learning, civic engagement, and community outreach. The work of OPE is through and with others across all disciplines and all campuses.

Innovation Society

Innovation Society

UConn Entrepreneurship and Innovation Society aims to provide students with the necessary experience and network to become a successful innovator and entrepreneur.

Innovation Quest

Innovation Quest

The iQ Competition is designed to encourage innovators to pursue their ideas and get funded for it. Innovation Quest wants to provide you with the resources for your ideas, your Innovation Quest.

Experiential Learning Collaborative

Experiential Learning Collaborative

The Experiential Learning Collaborative (ELC) is an initiative of the University of Connecticut School of Business aiming to enhance the experiential process and more comprehensively involve graduate and undergraduate students in real-world business practices. It strives to develop exceptional managers and business leaders through experiential learning in a dynamic global business context. By doing so, the ELC capitalizes on the comprehensive experience gained at the Stamford Learning Accelerator, Financial Accelerator, and Innovation Accelerator.

Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

The UConn School of Law Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic (“IP Law Clinic” or “Clinic”) provides patent, trademark and copyright services to Connecticut’s innovators and entrepreneurs as part of an instructional and experiential learning program.

Technology Incubation Program

Technology Incubation Program

The Technology Incubation Program offers technically-based start-up companies access to a unique range of resources including Incubator facilities, wet labs, access to instrumentation, and collaboration with Scientific Experts.

Innovation House

Innovation House

Innovation House provides access to campus resources during students' exploration of innovation and entrepreneurship. Students convert their potential to real-world success by connecting with faculty, students, and local business leaders to develop the skills for success as innovators in today’s rapidly changing world.

CEO UConn

CEO UConn

2017 CT Entrepreneur Program of the Year.
We are college students with ideas and ambition. Through CEO, we have evolved into highly skilled and highly dedicated entrepreneurs. We welcome students from ALL majors and backgrounds.

Innovation Connection

Innovation Connection

The Connection is a newly conceived, organic network linking practicing engineers and businesses with our faculty, students and resources. It is our aim for the Connection to become a uniquely symbiotic affiliation.

UConn FinnTech

UConn FinnTech

An organization to help University of Connecticut students spearhead innovation and entrepreneurship in the financial technology space. In addition, the organization will work with faculty to expand curriculum for the field of financial technology.