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CCEI Fellowship Program Features Top Entrepreneurs

Daniel Yasoshima '18 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Daniel Yasoshima ’18, a recent UConn graduate with a master of science in biomedical engineering, explains how the YouComm patient communication system would work. Yasoshima developed the innovation, soon to be tested at local hospitals, with Tom Cotton ’18 and engineering Professor Patrick Kumavor. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

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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.



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.




Wayne Bragg to Retire

Shirley Tarabochia '17 MBA, business owner John DePuma of DePuma Pasta, and Professor Wayne Bragg (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Shirley Tarabochia ’17 MBA, business owner John DePuma of DePuma Pasta, and Professor Wayne Bragg posed for a photo last year. Bragg was instrumental in introducing DePuma to Tarabochia, who helped streamline business practices at the growing pasta company. Bragg, who has been recognized as an outstanding professor seven times, will retire this summer. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Former Sikorsky Exec, EMBA Alumnus Said Grad Students Kept Him On Top of His Game

Wayne Bragg began his corporate career in the mail room at Pratt & Whitney, and retired as Operations Controller at Sikorsky Aircraft. It’s fair to say that during those 35 years, he became a keen observer of business from many different angles. Continue Reading