Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI)
The CCEI is a vehicle of UConn's School of Business to educate present and future business leaders on innovation, creativity, the globalization of products, consumers and the economy, rapidly changing information technology, the demand for quality and continuous improvement, and a culturally diverse workforce. The Center’s vision is to serve as the resource of choice to Connecticut's entrepreneurial business community, while developing innovative and exciting educational opportunities for students, faculty and entrepreneurs.
The CCEI offers a multi-faceted high quality program designed to provide assistance to Connecticut's entrepreneurial businesses, to explore their problems and create solutions, to foster supportive feedback from practitioners, and to develop a continuous integrated learning environment for students, faculty and the entrepreneurial community. The Center functions as the cornerstone of the University of Connecticut Business School's relationships with small- and mid-size entrepreneurial businesses and as a vehicle for better understanding the role of innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and change management in the economy.
The Center serves as an interdisciplinary home for a number of entrepreneurial initiatives and, as well, facilitates entrepreneurship curriculum development. Furthermore, the Center is a source of student internships, a conduit for external financial support, enriches the educational offerings of the University, facilitates student and faculty development, and serves the Connecticut entrepreneurial community by helping its members address the innumerable challenges of industry, market, product and the dynamic mechanisms that affect operations. The CCEI is a continuing focal point for expanding the University's emphasis on entrepreneurial education, research, and business partnering.
CCEI News Flash!!!
2011 CCEI Business Plan Competition
| For the second year in a row, the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI) at the University of Connecticut School of Business held a business plan competition. However, this year the competition was expanded university-wide to include any unique business ideas and innovation from all academic levels and majors at UConn, attracting 76 UConn teams to submit their intent to compete. "We are thrilled with the level of interest in entrepreneurship we discovered through this competition," states Christopher Levesque, Director of CCEI. "The finalists not only submitted strategically sound and well expressed business plans, but also greatly impressed the judges with the refined delivery of their presentations." click here to view full article
CCEI News & Events
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Business School Program Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Companies
Jobs Legislation Clears House
CCEI Holds University-Wide Business Plan Competition
UConn Is Engaged With Industry
How UConn Works for Connecticut
Innovation Accelerator Helps Launch Shizzlr, Social Planning Tool Created by UConn MBAs
CCEI and Family Business Program Develop Global Entrepreneurs from Kenya
Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Disabled Vets Comes to UConn
Entrepreneurship Research Exemplars Conference a great success!
Engineering-Business Entrepreneurial Senior Design Partnership
Business-Engineering Partnership Wins Big at State-Wide Collegiate Elevator Pitch Olympics
Dr. Dan Chen Visits the UConn School of Business from Shandong University (SDU), China
CCEI does not engage in the practice of law nor does it provide advice relating to the legal aspects of intellectual property law.