Innovation


Swimming in Opportunity

UConn Student Peter Goggins poses in a rustic warehouse.
UConn Senior Peter Goggins is the founder of Pisces Atlantic. He competes against four other startups in the Wolff New Venture Competition on October 19th. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Student Entrepreneur Opens Fish-Food Production Facility; Prepares for Next Business Competition

Except for the challenges of operating an extruder machine that is as complex as an airplane control panel, and the problem of disposing of fish-food dust that can pile up ankle-deep, Peter Goggins is a happy guy.Continue Reading


Alumna Entrepreneur Hopes to Make a Splash with Revamped, Flattering Women’s Swimwear

Hayley Segar '17, founder of 'onewith', posing with a neon sign displaying her company logo.
Hayley Segar ’17 has founded ‘onewith’, a swimwear company focused on East Coast aesthetic and flattering design. (Contributed Photo)

Alumna Hayley Segar ’17 planned a trip to Miami last year and had at least a dozen swimsuit choices for the beach.

She hated every single one of them!Continue Reading



‘Society Gave Up on My Friends’

Janoye Williams,  stands with his business partner Chiziterem Uwaga.  Their startup Junity will be competing in the Wolff New Venture competition this year. (Contributed Photo)
Janoye Williams (right) stands with his business partner Chiziterem Uwaga (left). Their startup Junity will be competing in the Wolff New Venture competition this year. (Contributed Photo)

Startup Bridges Gap Between Struggling Students and Organizations That Help Them

The Florida high school that Janoye Williams was slated to attend was well-known for one thing: underperforming. In fact, it had earned an “F” rating among its peer schools.Continue Reading



UConn’s CCEI, Alumni, and Affiliates Honored with 2020 CT Entrepreneur Awards

UConn Today – UConn’s Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, or CCEI, was a big winner in this year’s Connecticut Entrepreneur Awards, taking home top honors with recognition as the 2020 Community Promoter of the Year.Continue Reading


Finance, Forests, and Forbes – A Summer of Experience for Werth Innovators

UConn Today – Three of UConn’s rising seniors – all members of the inaugural cohort of Werth Innovators, student ambassadors for entrepreneurship and innovation through the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation – have embraced online work with three very different summer experiences while seeking to develop new skills, learning more about potential career options, and dipping their toes into mainstream popular culture.