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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.


MBA Candidate and Team Win Henkel Case Competition

Kseniia Poiarkina ’18 MBA (center) poses for a photo with teammates and Henkel representatives following her team’s case competition win. (Kseniia Poiarkina '18 MBA/UConn School of Business)
Kseniia Poiarkina ’18 MBA (center) poses for a photo with teammates and Henkel representatives following her team’s case competition win. (Kseniia Poiarkina ’18 MBA/UConn School of Business)

MBA candidate Kseniia Poiarkina ’18 MBA was on the winning team in the Henkel One-Day Case Competition, which focused on leveraging business digitalization. The challenge took place on March 16 at Henkel’s Rocky Hill location. Other universities participating in the event included Northeastern, UMass and Drexel. Continue Reading





Accounting Undergraduates Promote Financial Literacy

Accounting students taught Hartford teens how to make wise financial choices at the Financial Reality Fair sponsored by Connecticut's Credit Unions. (Leanne Adams/UConn School of Business)
Accounting students taught Hartford teens how to make wise financial choices at the Financial Reality Fair sponsored by Connecticut’s Credit Unions. (Leanne Adams/UConn School of Business)

A dozen accounting undergrads traveled to Hartford last month to help teach Buckeley High School students about smart financial decisions. Continue Reading




Commencement 2018

Photo from the 2018 UConn School of Business Commencement ceremony taken Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (G.J. McCarthy / UConn Foundation)
Photo from the 2018 UConn School of Business Commencement ceremony taken Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (G.J. McCarthy / UConn Foundation)

Fidelity Exec Kathleen Murphy ’87 JD Tells Undergrads: Live the Life of Your Dreams

Live the life of your dreams, commencement speaker and alumna Kathleen A. Murphy ’87 JD told almost 700 ecstatic undergraduate business students, their family, and friends, during the School of Business commencement ceremony Sunday. Continue Reading


How to Work Effectively and Collaboratively in a Family Business

Working in and for a family business requires a unique understanding of family dynamics and values.

The UConn School of Business is currently offering its Spring 2018 Family Business Executive Education Program. If you are ready to step into a leadership role in your family business, this program is for you. If you want to find out how to easily sharpen your business management skills, this program is for you. If you want to understand how to best work with a family business, this program is for you.

There is still an opportunity to attend six out of eight in-depth sessions. Participants completing at least six modules from the series of eight will receive a certificate of completion from the UConn School of Business Family Business Program.

Executive Education Program Schedule

May 12

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Leadership: Senior Management, Strategic Planning
Lucy Gilson, Professor and Management Department Head, UConn School of Business

1 to 4 p.m.
Operations: Product/Service Delivery, Technology, Customer Satisfaction
Jose Cruz, Associate Professor and Academic Director, MSBAPM Program, UConn School of Business
Robin Ann Bienemann, Entrepreneur in Residence, UConn School of Business

May 19

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Finances: Accounting, Taxes, Valuation, Capital
Paul Gilson, Assistant Professor in Residence, UConn School of Business

1 to 4 p.m.
Innovation: Entrepreneurship, Creativity
Lucy Gilson, Professor and Management Department Head, UConn School of Business

June 2

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Talent Management: HR, Recruiting, Retention, Compensation, Generations
Kevin Thompson, Assistant Professor in Residence, UConn School of Business

1 to 4 p.m.
Revenue Generation: Branding, Sales, Marketing, Social Media, Generations
Kim Pita, Branding/Marketing Consultant, Pita Peaces

Cost: $200 per session

For more information, visit https://family.business.uconn.edu/events.

Questions? Call Robin Ann Bienemann at (860) 392-9268.