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Combat’s Other Toll on Veterans: Increased Risk of Addiction

UConn Today – In what is described as the first study of its kind, a UConn professor has found that combat service substantially increased the risk of prescription painkiller abuse and illicit heroin use among active-duty American servicemen.

U.S. combat veterans deployed as part of the global war on terror, since 9/11, have an opioid abuse rate that is higher than servicemen who were not deployed to combat zones, the study found.Continue Reading

Five Connecticut Startups Awarded a Total of $34,000 at CTNext Entrepreneur Innovation Awards

CTNext – CTNext, Connecticut’s primary resource for entrepreneurs and innovators, awarded grants to five early-stage Connecticut companies at the most recent Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA), held Thursday, October 3, at the Bijou Theater in Bridgeport.


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

Promotional Games at Retail Stores Increase Consumer Spending

UConn Today – Shoppers who win retail discounts through scratch-off tickets or other games of chance are more likely to make a purchase, and spend more money, than customers offered standard discounts that apply to everyone, according to a new study led by the University of Connecticut.Continue Reading

State venture capital and mentors drive entrepreneurship and private investment

Hartford Business Journal – As a millennial in his early 20s, Thomas Cotton may not be the most likely candidate to be thinking about senior citizen healthcare or building a business around it, but when Cotton’s grandmother fell in a rehab center a couple of years ago and was unable to access her room’s push button communication system, the recent UConn graduate not only saw an opportunity to help vulnerable seniors; he saw a market opportunity as well.