Innovation


xCITE Conference Fosters Camaraderie Among Women Entrepreneurs

Camaraderie and networking among women innovators highlighted UConn's xCITE conference on May 23rd. (Zack Wussow/Zack Wussow Media)
Camaraderie and networking among women innovators highlighted UConn’s xCITE conference on May 23rd. (Zack Wussow/Zack Wussow Media)

Senior Elizabeth Gallucci ’19 already has a long list of achievements on her resume, including working as an undergraduate teaching assistant, volunteering with at a startup that serves underprivileged children, and studying in London. Continue Reading


Impact Hartford: Innovation Today for Tomorrow

Metro Hartford Alliance– The Alliance’s most recent “Pulse of the Region” radio show is now available online. Learn more about Hartford’s role as a center for innovation and the Alliance’s June 20 “Impact Hartford” breakfast program from our guests: Sabine VanderLinden, CEO, Startupbootcamp InsurTech; Dr. Mark Maybury, Chief Technology Officer, Stanley Black & Decker; and Michelle Cote, Managing Director, Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, University of Connecticut School of Business. Stanley Black & Decker is a Leadership Investor; and University of Connecticut is a Strategic Partner. “Pulse of the Region” is sponsored by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) and Oak Hill – Empowering People with Disabilities, both Strategic Partners.


Ban on Cryptocurrency Ads Not Good for Consumers

ExpertFile: University of Connecticut Spotlight– Starting in June, Google will no longer allow any advertising about cryptocurrency-related content. It’s a hard move, but the online giant is following in the footsteps of Facebook who initiated similar measures at the start of 2018.



Innovation Quest (iQ) Sets Participation Record

From left, Kazem Kazerounian, dean of the School of Engineering; YouCOMM co-founder Daniel Yasoshima; Lucy Gilson, head of the Management Department; YouCOMM co-founder Tom Cotton; Provost Craig Kennedy; student Jeren Koh; UConn iQ founder Keith Fox '80 and iQ Director Professor Rich Dino pose for a photo after the announcement that YouCOMM won the grand prize. (Nicolle Anderson/UConn School of Business)
From left, Kazem Kazerounian, dean of the School of Engineering; YouCOMM co-founder Daniel Yasoshima; Lucy Gilson, head of the Management Department; YouCOMM co-founder Tom Cotton; Provost Craig Kennedy; student Jeren Koh; UConn iQ founder Keith Fox ’80 and iQ Director Professor Rich Dino pose for a photo after the announcement that YouCOMM won the grand prize. (Nicolle Anderson/UConn School of Business)

A new app that would allow hospital patients to easily communicate with nurses, and replace the old-fashioned “call bell,” is the top winner in this year’s Innovation Quest (iQ) competition. Continue Reading


Entrepreneurship Hubs reSET and Upward Hartford Collaborate to Grow City’s Startup, Innovation Scene

Hartford Business Journal– ReSET — a staple of the Hartford coworking and business mentoring and accelerator scene for entrepreneurs since it first opened a physical space in 2013 — has had to share the entrepreneurial startup stage since the larger Upward Hartford opened downtown in mid-2017 with a high-profile location and investors.



Some UConn Business Students Support Bill Fostering Entrepreneurship Amidst Administrative Pushback

The Daily Campus– The University of Connecticut is awaiting changes to the language of “An Act Concerning Entrepreneurship at the University of Connecticut,” a state bill said to foster an environment of entrepreneurship, after pushback from administration, UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said in an email, and some UConn business students say they support the bill.


UConn to Hold First-Ever Giving Day from April 4-5

UConn Gives: 36 Hours. All Paws In.
UConn Gives: 36 Hours. All Paws In.

UConn Gives. 36 Hours, All Paws In.

For the first time in history, UConn Nation is putting all paws in to support the University during a 36-hour online giving event.

UConn Gives will begin on April 4 and continue through April 5, encouraging supporters to make a gift of any amount to their UConn passion project: from student scholarships, to groundbreaking research, and beloved schools, colleges, and academic programs. Continue Reading