Innovation


UConn Alums Want You to ‘Roast’ Them

From left, Kwame "Ato'' Eyiah, Ben Morneault and Chris Mueller, alumni from the Class of 2019, are launching their new Roast Me game.(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
From left, Kwame “Ato” Eyiah, Ben Morneault and Chris Mueller, alumni from the Class of 2019, are launching their new Roast Me game.(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Three recent UConn alumni are on the verge of releasing their first entrepreneurial venture, a unique card game called Roast Me. The game brings a twist to good-natured comedic gibes among friends, with a gameplay style similar to “adult” card games that have become popular in recent years.Continue Reading


‘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.

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KeyBank Gives $75K to UConn Program for Veteran Business Owners

KeyBank has presented a $75,000 grant to the UConn School of Business’ Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans, which helps U.S. military veterans become small business owners. Pictured from left to right are UConn EBV program graduates Jorge and Jessica Rodriguez, KeyBank Corporate Responsibility Officer LaKisha Jordan, KeyBank Market President Jim Barger, and UConn  EBV Director Michael Zacchea. (Contributed Photo)
KeyBank has presented a $75,000 grant to the UConn School of Business’ Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans, which helps U.S. military veterans become small business owners. Pictured from left to right are UConn EBV program graduates Jorge and Jessica Rodriguez, KeyBank Corporate Responsibility Officer LaKisha Jordan, KeyBank Market President Jim Barger, and UConn EBV Director Michael Zacchea. (Contributed Photo)

The KeyBank Foundation on Thursday presented a $75,000 grant to UConn in support a School of Business program that helps U.S. military veterans become small-business owners.Continue Reading


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.

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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.

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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.

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Digital Health CT to Hold Inaugural Cohort in Hartford

The Trinity Tripod – Digital Health CT, an organization powered by Startupbootcamp, is scheduled to hold its inaugural cohort in Hartford on Nov. 11. Startupbootcamp is an award-winning global network of industry-focused accelerator programs, and was launched in Copenhagen in 2010. Since its foundation, Startupbootcamp has accelerated over 800 startups.

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ISS National Lab and Boeing Partner for 6th Consecutive Year to Award $500,000 for Microgravity Research Through MassChallenge

International Space Station U.S National Laboratory – The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have partnered for the sixth consecutive year to provide up to $500,000 in grants to innovative startups through the MassChallenge (Boston) startup accelerator program.

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Hartford accelerator names inaugural cohort of digital health startups

Hartford Business Journal – Hartford’s newest accelerator is set for its official launch next month, having selected 10 startups Wednesday evening. Nine of the 10 that will join the three-month-long Digital Health CT program hail from across the U.S., including two based locally in Farmington, while one is from Israel.

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