Experiential Entrepreneurship

Experiential learning and internship programs engage students with startups and small businesses in Connecticut. 

Build UConn

BUILD Hartford

Creating the opportunity to immerse within the city and dive into entrepreneurial education in real world applications! 

Students network with members of the city to understand the history of the city from personal experiences/perspectives, discover opportunities, and create innovative projects that may aid in the development of the city. Tools and projects will be provided to students through the 3-credit course and optional internship curriculum.

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InsurTech Fellows Program

InsurTech Initiative

Intending to grow the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators in the insurance industry!

A joint venture between UConn and the University of Hartford, this program will allow undergraduate and graduate students to learn the needs of a rapidly changing insurance industry and emerging technologies disrupting it. Students will assist both startups and established companies, and test/implement new technologies that will fuel growth through innovation. The 3-credit course and optional fellowship is coordinated by CCEI & the Barney School of Business.

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Verge Consulting Program

Gain hands-on consulting experience with real companies! 

Through a partnership with Connecticut Small Business Development Center, Verge Consultants get the opportunity to work directly with SBDC's business advisors to learn firsthand about consulting and supporting businesses. Consultants are graduate students who receive a stipend for 10 weeks of consulting between the end of May and the beginning of August.

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Entrepreneurship Internship Program

Entrepreneurship Internship Program

Connecting students to internship opportunities in entrepreneurship, technology, & innovation!

Through a partnership with Handshake, this program offers a diverse range of positions within various industries including digital health, insurance, retail, manufacturing, engineering, consulting, and more. All undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to browse current offerings and apply on a rolling basis as opportunities become available.

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Discover Our Other Program Sectors:

  • Venture Building Programs: Supporting entrepreneurs and innovators across UConn by providing funding, programs, and mentorship to help accelerate their ventures. Programs under this pillar include: Get Seeded, Traction, Accelerate UConn, Summer Fellowship, The Wolff New Venture Competition, and Entrepreneurial Bootcamp For Veterans (EBV).
  • Connectivity: Fostering a diverse and collaborative community of students, faculty, and alumni entrepreneurs and innovators, all while supporting the greater entrepreneurship ecosystem within the state. Programs under this pillar include: Timely Topics, xCITE, Launc[H], our Student Ambassadors Program, our Mentor Network, and the Family Business Program.
  • Research & Teaching: Propagating thought leadership in entrepreneurship and innovation through funding research and teaching projects, and organizing research seminars and events of consequence to business and society. Programs under this pillar include: the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Policy Seminars.