UConn Today – The University of Connecticut in partnership with Connecticut Innovations (CI) and Webster Bank today announced it is establishing a $1.5 million UConn Innovation Fund that will provide early-stage financial support to new business startups affiliated with UConn.
Westfair Online – The inaugural edition of Xcite, an entrepreneurship and innovation conference for women, will be held next month at the Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel. The conference is being presented by the University of Connecticut School of Business and the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
“I Was Surprised That Someone Hadn’t Invented This Yet”
UConn senior Stephen Hawes debuted as an entrepreneur several years ago, working diligently to perfect his first invention: a wrist-mounted, propane-driven flame thrower.
His parents worried that their son, a mechanical engineering student, would burn down their home.
But Hawes persisted, and brought his prototype to an engineering conference in New York City. There, he saw a company demonstrating artificial appendages for children missing fingers.Continue Reading
Nerac – Nerac (www.nerac.com/) is pleased to announce the next XcellR8 meeting which will be held Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Nerac headquarters in Tolland, CT. The XcellR8 meetings are high energy, interactive gatherings for entrepreneurs to pitch ideas and concepts and to brainstorm creative solutions to challenges. XcellR8 welcomes Greg Kirber and the team from PartsTech, Inc. (www.partstech.com/)
The Daily Campus – Having an idea and turning it into something real is the premise behind the world’s greatest achievements, from jets that fly around the world to electric cars. At the second Innovation Quest workshop at the University of Connecticut School of Business lounge, students began to make some of their ideas into a reality.
Students, Teams, Ideas Soaring to New Levels, Mentors Say
Graduate nursing student Samantha Nesbeth wants to find a way to use genetics, instead of hair transplants, to help men and women regrow thinning hair.
“When you lose your hair, you see yourself as a different person,” said Nesbeth. “You don’t know who you are without hair. It can be disabling and depressing. Your hair is part of who you are,” said the Meriden native, who is planning a career as a nurse practitioner specializing in dermatology.Continue Reading
ESPN 97.9 FM – Michelle Cote, managing director of CCEI, chats about the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UConn School of Business.
UConn Business Students Attend Harvard University Innovation Conference
UConn students attended the inaugural Illuminate Global Conference on October 3-4, 2015 at Harvard University. The primary focus of Illuminate Global is to foster and facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship among ambitious and high-achieving undergraduate students. The conference was organized by Harvard Ventures, Harvard’s undergraduate entrepreneurial group. Chuyue Zhou, Conference Chair and Harvard University junior stated, “At Harvard there was a gap in the programming in business between undergraduate and graduate levels. About nine months ago we decided to create this conference to focus on innovation.”Continue Reading