Accelerate UConn Spring 2023 Phase 2 Cohort Announced

The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI) is pleased to announce the teams selected to participate in the 22nd cohort of Accelerate UConn, the University’s National Science Foundation I-Corps site. The following teams will receive special training and a $1,000 seed grant to help understand whether and how their technology might create customer value:

Spring 2023 Phase 2 Cohort:

Sandy Chafouleas PhD (Faculty) & Emily Wicks (Staff), Neag School of Education, School of Fine Arts – Feel Your Best Self

Sabrina Uva (Graduate Student), Ryan Coles PhD (Faculty), & Jorge Paricio PhD (Faculty), College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of Business, School of Engineering – Milieu

David Wright PhD (Industry), Duo Dickinson (Industry), Diane Covello (Faculty), School of Law – Super Windows

Clara Ramirez & Mohammed Albayati (PhD Students), School of Engineering – InfinEnergie

Audrey Larson, Angel Velasquez, & Charlotte Chen (Undergraduate Students), School of Engineering – Geomate

Sahana Ganesh & Andrei Abarientos (Undergraduate Students), School of Engineering – SignAssist

Leslie A. Caromile PhD (Faculty) & Brenna McAllister (PhD Student), UConn Health Center for Vascular Biology – Think Different … Think in 3D

The program includes four weeks of intensive training to evaluate their business ideas and conduct customer discovery activities.

CCEI operates Accelerate UConn (AU). As an NSF I-Corps program, AU was formed to foster entrepreneurship resulting in technology commercialization. I-Corps sites are academic institutions that catalyze the engagement of multiple, local teams in technology transition and strengthen local innovation.

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