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CCEI’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the season of giving! As the holidays quickly approach, finding the perfect gift becomes a joyous pursuit, and what better way to spread festive cheer than by supporting innovative startups?  Here you will find our 2023 curated holiday gift guide, showcasing a unique selection of products that not only make for thoughtful presents, […]

CCEI’s 2023 GCEC Conference | UT Dallas

This past weekend marked a pivotal moment for the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI) as we attended and participated in the prestigious 27th annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) conference, held at UT Dallas in Texas. With an array of engaging sessions and countless valuable networking opportunities, the conference was a melting […]

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 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 […]

Forming Teams

The inaugural BUILD Hartford cohort has officially broken off into teams! In our second class, the students shared their results from the ‘16 Personalities’ test as well as their insights for which aspects of the BUILD Hartford program interested them. They were then provided with the ‘Clifton Strengths for Students Top 5’ test, which allowed […]

The Launch of BUILD Hartford

Today we officially launched BUILD Hartford! During this semester long course, students will work to develop their entrepreneurial skill set in customer discovery, strategic planning, and community connections. In the beginning of the semester, students will be placed into teams as they collaborate to research potential projects based around economic, innovative, and entrepreneurial opportunities in […]