CCEI Impact Report (FY 2022-2023)

We are pleased to unveil the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s highly anticipated Impact Report for the fiscal year 2022-2023. This comprehensive report highlights the remarkable achievements and strides made by CCEI’s entrepreneurial community. As we present this report, we extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who contributed to the center’s success, including our […]

The 2023 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp For Veterans (EBV) Cohort!

The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI) is proud to present the 16 veterans and military spouses selected to participate in our annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Program (EBV)! Offered in three phases, EBV provides veterans with the skills necessary to successfully launch and grow a new business. Through online coursework, an intense on-campus […]

The Importance of Developing Entrepreneurial Communication Skills

Congratulations to Dr. Rory McGloin alongside his team of researchers and co-authors for their most recent publication: “Examining the Importance of Developing Entrepreneurial Communication Skills in Accelerator Programs.” This research represents CCEI’s commitment to not only supporting entrepreneurs, but to contributing knowledge and best practices in the field of entrepreneurial education and pedagogy. Through their […]

CCEI’s Inaugural Book Club Announcement!

The Connecticut Center For Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI) is excited to announce that we will be hosting a book club beginning this summer!  We invite you to join in alongside our CCEI team as we read Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guidara. Prepare to be inspired by the art of creating extraordinary dining experiences, fostering genuine […]

Announcing The 2023 Cohort Of CCEI’s Summer Fellowship Program!

The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is proud to announce the 10 startups selected to participate in the 8th cohort of our Summer Fellowship Program! CCEI’s Summer Fellowship program is UConn’s startup accelerator – an immersive entrepreneurial experience open to anyone affiliated with UConn (students, faculty, staff and alumni). This program has been CCEI’s […]

CCEI’s Get Seeded Demo Day 2023

On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI), in partnership with the UConn Foundation, hosted the third annual Get Seeded Demo Day! The virtual occasion featured five student startup teams with unique ideas, with three UConn “Husky” panel judges to ask follow-up questions and ultimately choose the top three winners.  […]

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: […]

Traction Spring 2023 Cohort Announced

The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI) is pleased to announce the teams selected to participate in the spring cohort of Traction, a program designed to support UConn-affiliated startup ideas as they work to validate their concept. The following teams will develop a greater knowledge of the market they plan to enter by receiving […]

Accelerate UConn Spring 2023 Phase 1 Cohort Announced

The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the teams selected to participate in the 21st cohort of Accelerate UConn, the University’s National Science Foundation I-Corps site. The following teams will receive special training and a $2,000 seed grant to help understand whether and how their technology might create customer value: Spring […]

CCEI’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Recap

On Friday, December 2, 2022, the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI) celebrated a monumental moment: our 15th Anniversary Celebration! The special occasion acknowledged all the ideas that turned into businesses, the entrepreneurs and mentors who turned into family, and the support system who made it all possible. Members from all realms of our […]