Author: Kate Blomstrann

Even the Good News Is Bad for Ukraine’s President Zelenskiy

Bloomberg Businessweek – Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is battling Russian-backed rebels in the east. He’s trying to zigzag around Donald Trump’s impeachment drama. Even what should pass for good news, the country’s flourishing economy, has a catch: The stronger Ukraine’s economic growth, the more an obscure debt derivative could punch a hole in its finances.

How Disasters – Manmade or Natural – Affect the Real Estate Market

Boston Globe Real Estate – Realtor Michelle Oates was in her Andover office on Sept. 13, 2018, when she was told to evacuate. As she and her colleagues stood paralyzed in the parking lot, sirens blaring in the distance and helicopters hovering overhead, selling houses was the last thing on her mind.

UConn Entrepreneurship Program Celebrates Major Milestone

UConn Today – Accelerate UConn, an entrepreneurship program that helps students and faculty commercialize business ideas, reached a major milestone at the end of last year. Launched in 2015, Accelerate UConn announced that 100 teams of aspiring entrepreneurs had participated in the rigorous, seven-week training funded by the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Program.

Seniors’ Sweet Tax Breaks Have Become a Target

The PEW Charitable Trusts – As Americans begin the challenge of filling out their tax returns this year, one taxpayer demographic generally pays less than others: senior citizens. Tax breaks for seniors cost states approximately $27 billion a year and will more than double in the next decade, according to a recent study from the progressive Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C.

‘It’s ridiculously hard to make a startup succeed.’ Hartford’s new medtech accelerator is focused on improving these odds

Hartford Courant – With Hartford pushing to raise its profile as a hotbed of entrepreneurship and innovation, the first class of fledgling companies chosen for downtown’s new medtech accelerator focused squarely Tuesday on beating the odds stacked against startups.


Top 50 Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurs in 2020

Entrepreneur – Our evolving overall university approach to entrepreneurship is a distinguishing aspect, as we are currently working to bring an Intro to Entrepreneurship course in the general education requirements and have included entrepreneurship in the core curriculum of our honors program.


Top Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies 2020 Press Release

The Princeton Review – Based on data the education services company collected from more than 300 schools with offerings in entrepreneurship studies, The Princeton Review’s ranking lists for 2020 name 50 undergraduate and 25 graduate schools as outstanding choices for students aspiring to become entrepreneurs.


Nami Therapeutics Startup Pursues Promising Drug Therapy

UConn Today – Nami Therapeutics Corporation, which gets its name from the Mandarin word for “nano,” is committed to using nanotechnologies to make big advances in cancer therapy. An early-stage startup led by researchers at the University of Connecticut and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nami Therapeutics is developing specifically designed nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery.