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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!

RSS CCEI In The News

  • ‘My Advice to Future Entrepreneurs is: TRY!’ February 2, 2023
    UConn Today – Entrepreneurship professor Rich Dino gets asked all the time: Can students really turn a novel idea into a successful company? His answer is “Most definitely!” Read article
    Claire Hall
  • Connecticut Magazine Honors CCEI’s Jennifer Mathieu as Influential, Inspirational January 4, 2023
    As the executive director of the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI), Jennifer Mathieu has helped some 500 startups thrive. But that’s not her only accomplishment. She also operates a couple of businesses, including an inspirational carded-jewelry business, all while completing her Executive MBA degree at UConn. Her work, particularly in creating opportunity for...  […]
    Claire Hall
  • As the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Celebrates its 15th Anniversary, Dozens of Startups Excel December 19, 2022
    When Jeremy Bronen ’20 [ENG] and Timothy Krupski ’15 [ENG] ’21 MS [ENG], ’21 MBA launched their business in 2020, the idea of raising $50,000 in funding seemed almost impossible. Today the new entrepreneurs have raised over $800,000 in seed investment, led by Connecticut Innovations, for their company, SedMed, which provides mobility products to elderly...  […]
    Claire Hall

Upcoming Events

  1. Feb 8 Innovation Quest (iQ) Kick-Off Workshop Wednesday6:30pm
  2. Feb 9 Entrepreneurship & Innovation Policy Research 11:00am
  3. Feb 15 Innovation Quest (iQ) Workshop 2 Wednesday6:30pm
  4. Feb 20 CCEI Get Seeded Pitch Night 56:00pm
  5. Mar 1 Innovation Quest (iQ) Workshop 3 Wednesday6:30pm
  6. Mar 8 Innovation Quest (iQ) Workshop 4 Wednesday6:30pm
  7. Mar 9 CCEI Get Seeded Pitch Night 66:00pm
  8. Mar 24 CCEI Verge Consulting Application Deadline12:00pm

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