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 […]

Announcing the 2020-2021 InsurTech Fellows

  The InsurTech Fellows Program is a collaborative effort between UConn’s CT Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the University of Hartford and is funded by CTNext. Thirteen graduate and undergraduate students have been invited to participate in the program during the 2020-2021 academic year. Designed to increase student’s understanding of the insurance industry and grow […]

Get Seeded Pitch Night #2 Winners

Monday night CCEI hosted their second Get Seeded Pitch Night of the school year. Five teams presented their ideas: Aqualytics, Flush Warranty, Immaculate The Brand, SchoolMe, and SortME. After a period of question and answer along with feedback and voting from the audience, the top three winners were awarded. In third place awarded $500 was […]

Digital Surgeons Brings Branding Expertise to CT Startups

“Should I really be worried about my brand?” With so many things to focus on like product development and raising capital, have you ever found yourself asking that same question? Chances are, if you’re an entrepreneur or in marketing, you’ve pondered the question at least a few times. Ask Joe Pilcavage, Head of Creative at New Haven’s […]