Programs

Accelerate UConn Fall 2023 Phase 1 Cohort Announced

The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI) is pleased to announce the teams selected to participate in the 24th 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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

UConn Family Business Program Hosts Business Transitions Workshop

On November 29, 2022 the UConn Family Business Program hosted a Business Transitions Workshop for its members. Every business needs a plan on how they’ll handle transitions, and for family businesses it can be even more complicated because of the family dynamics. The Family Business Program gathered experts in the various aspects of building a […]

UConn Family Business Program Hosts Revenue Workshop

On October 18, 2022, the UConn Family Business Program hosted a Revenue Workshop its members. Rory McGloin Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication, walked the attendees through their business canvas with a focus on identifying their core value proposition. Cindy Donaldson of Red Barn Consulting stressed that knowing your consumer inside and out is key and […]