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 […]

Meet the Teams | Team 3

Meet our final BUILD Hartford team, Team 3!Team 3: Economic Development Zones- Municipal StakeholdersTeam Members: Adam Genera, Zoey England, Kashish Manchanda, Swetha ArayamparambilFirst up on Team 3, we have Adam Genera. Adam worked at an immigration law firm this past summer where he realized he wanted to work in the immigration advocacy space. Adam is […]

Meet the Teams | Team 2

Meet our second BUILD Hartford team!Team 2: Peer Cities Review- CommunitiesTeam Members: Helen Yang, JiaLiAn Stolfi, Natalie Roach, Mehak SharmaHelen Yang is an honor undergraduate student and serves as the Media Chair of Honors for Diversity. Helen is a first-generation college student and is looking forward to opening her perspective to entrepreneurship through community-building.Next on […]

Meet the Teams | Team One

Our BUILD teams are officially final, and we couldn’t be more excited!Meet Team 1: Surveys and Pain Points- Small Business & Startup StakeholdersTeam Members: Logan Singerman, Becky Obro, Mariah BoriaLogan Singerman is in his last semester at UConn, obtaining a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA). Logan is currently the Director of Community Partnerships and Communications […]

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 […]