Innovation



Startup That Recycles Toxic Sludge Wins UConn’s Wolff Competition

UConn Today – A startup that could rid the earth of vast cesspools of toxic sludge won UConn’s annual Wolff New Venture Competition, and a $20,000 prize, on Monday night.

The entrepreneurial competition honors some of the strongest startup programs with a UConn affiliation. All five of the teams that participated have spent at least a year refining and developing their business plans under the guidance of the School of Business’ Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.Continue Reading







UConn president’s goals: expand research and entrepreneurship, mitigate pension liability

Hartford Business Journal – The University of Connecticut’s new president, Thomas C. Katsouleas, got his marching orders Wednesday — a wide-ranging list of goals from working with the corporate community on workforce development to taking steps to mitigate the effect of the state’s burdensome unfunded pension liability.


CCEI’s 2019 Entrepreneurship Summer Fellowship Champs

Left to right: Michelle Chao, Michael Martin, and Nicolas Myers, of Phoenix Tailings.  Emily Yale, of Land Maverick.  Christian Heiden, of Levo International.  Derek Hargrove, and Xiuling Yu, of Nami Therapeutics.  Brendan MacIntyre, and Nikolas Franceschi-Hofmann, of Geyser Remediation. (Evan Olson - UConn School of Business)
Left to right: Michelle Chao, Michael Martin, and Nicolas Myers, of Phoenix Tailings. Emily Yale, of Land Maverick. Christian Heiden, of Levo International. Derek Hargrove, and Xiuling Yu, of Nami Therapeutics. Brendan MacIntyre, and Nikolas Franceschi-Hofmann, of Geyser Remediation. (Evan Olson – UConn School of Business)

The startups at this year’s CCEI Summer Fellowship Finale presented vastly different entrepreneurial ideas, but all were united by a common, altruistic thread.Continue Reading


Greenhorn Connects Small Businesses with Skilled Students

Innovation Hartford – University of Connecticut student Patrick Hocking delved into entrepreneurship early on. In 2017, he worked with Dyadic Innovations, LLC, a startup formed at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing that is developing an innovative breastfeeding diagnostic device. There he stepped into a Director of Entrepreneurial Activities role and represented the startup in two accelerator programs.