Experience Entrepreneurship

Experiential Learning and Internship Programs that engage students with startups and small businesses in the Connecticut area!



Verge Consulting

Gain hands-on experience with real companies as a Verge Consultant! 

This is a unique opportunity for graduate students to work with and help to grow startups and small businesses. This 10-week program is offered over the summer end of May to the beginning of August and includes a $7,500 stipend for students who participate.

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InsurTech Fellows Program

InsurTech Initiative is a program that intends to grow the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators in the insurance industry and the InsurTech space.

Students learn the needs of a rapidly changing insurance industry, and emerging technologies disrupting it. Students will have the opportunity to assist both startups and established companies test and implement new technologies that will fuel growth through innovation.

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InsurTech Fellows Program
Entrepreneurship Internship Program

Entrepreneurship Internship Program

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

Through a partnership with Handshake, UConn's job listing platform, we offer a diverse range of positions within various industries including digital health, InsurTech, retail, manufacturing, engineering, and consulting. All students are encouraged to browse our current offerings and apply on a rolling basis as opportunities become available.

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BUILD Hartford

BUILD Hartford creates the opportunity for students to immerse themselves within the city as they dive into entrepreneurial education and real world applications. 

Students network with members of the city to understand the history of the city from personal experiences and perspectives, discover opportunities and create innovative projects that can aid in the development of the city with the use of tools provided to students through the BUILD Hartford curriculum.

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Hack UConn


A 24-hour marathon event that brings together students of all disciplines in hopes of finding innovative solutions for today’s biggest problems.

Students are provided mentoring and workshops from industry professionals and are tasked with bringing their solutions to life. Not a programmer or a coder? No problem! HackUConn tasks teams and individuals with providing any solution to the given topic, ranging from applications to material prototypes to strategic plans and more.

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Innovation Fellowship Program

The Technology Commercialization Services (TCS) Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for students to gain firsthand knowledge and experience with technology commercialization while supporting TCS’ initiatives and activities.

The program is designed to provide tangible experiences for students in the areas of technology assessment, intellectual property protection, marketing, licensing, and entrepreneurship.

Their second offering, The MBA Venture Fellowship Program matches MBA students from the UConn of Business with UConn startup companies for hands-on experience in commercialization, marketing, and research. Students with a focus on business development, marketing, finance, and partnership are encouraged to apply.

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Discover Our Other Programs:

  • Venture Support: Supporting entrepreneurs and innovators across the University of Connecticut by providing funding, programs, and mentorship to help accelerate their ventures.
  • 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.
  • Education: Growing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders through academic courses that engage students in innovation in emerging technologies.
  • Through Research Grants and Training.