Entrepreneurship Starts Here

CCEI INSPIRES A CULTURE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION THROUGHOUT UCONN.

We support students, faculty, and alumni as they are innovating and creating solutions to some of the world's greatest problems. We connect students with opportunities to learn and engage in entrepreneurship and know that these transformative experiences will be a catalyst to building the future they dreamed of. For alumni, we are here to continue to support their passions and goals no matter where their journey has taken them. While Entrepreneurship. Starts. Here. we certainly know it is just one step.

530+  Startups
$1.5 MILLION+
$48 MILLION+

RSS CCEI In the News

  • Grad Student Lexy Vecchio Wins IQ Challenge with Videogame that Mimics PTSD May 12, 2022
    At 11 years old, Mary “Lexy” Vecchio had a traumatic, life-changing ski accident. She was skiing alone, without a helmet, and hadn’t told her family which trail she would be on. She had a terrible crash, and broke her hip. She was alone in the snow, stranded, frightened, and seriously injured. Her screams for help...  […]
    Claire Hall
  • In Memoriam: EBV Director Michael Zacchea April 28, 2022
    UConn Today – Michael J. Zacchea, a decorated military hero and the founder and director of UConn’s highly successful Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV), has died at 53. Read article
    Claire Hall
  • Michelle Cote, Relentless Advocate for Innovation and Hartford, Named A Top Woman in Business April 11, 2022
    Michelle Cote, a relentless advocate for innovation in Hartford, and an instructor at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, will be honored with a Top 25 Women in Business Award by The Hartford Business Journal. Cote is the director of Launc[H], where she leads growth of the city’s innovation ecosystem by convening key partnerships....  […]
    Claire Hall

Upcoming Events

  1. Jul 8 Accelerate UConn Application Deadline - Summer 202212:00am
  2. Jul 13 CCEI Timely Topics - How To “Rune” Your Life & Business: A Magical Approach To Entrepreneurship3:00pm
  3. Aug 26 BUILD Hartford Application Deadline11:58pm
  4. Aug 30 Application Deadline: InsurTech Venturing Course11:58pm

Awards & Recognition

CT Entrepreneur Awards 2020 Community Promoter of the Year
CT Entrepreneur Awards 2019
CT Entrepreneur Awards 2018
Princeton Review Top 50 Undergrad Entrepreneurship Programs of 2020
Princeton Review Top 50 Undergrad Entrepreneurship Programs of 2020
Princeton Review Top 50 Undergrad Entrepreneurship Programs of 2020