BUILD Hartford is looking to co-create opportunities for UConn students with the input of Launc[H], the City of Hartford and community partners. These projects will be based around economic, innovative, and entrepreneurial opportunities in Hartford.
Students will work to understand opportunities in the Hartford Innovation Ecosystem, build connections to community organizations/stakeholders, and ideate solutions with attainable milestones within a specified timeline and budget. Students will also work with course instructors to pitch and identify mentor and community partners.
BUILD Hartford is a 3 credit course open to UConn undergraduate and graduate students in all majors from any campus. Please note that you must travel to the Graduate Business Learning Center in Downtown Hartford to attend class.
Program Dates: August 29 – December 9, 2022
Classes will be held in Downtown Hartford at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be open through August 26, 2022.
Students will attend a weekly 3-credit course to gain knowledge about the foundations of the InsurTech industry and will develop entrepreneurial skills within the realms of InsurTech. This provides opportunities for students to analyze related case studies and listen to speakers that have experience in the InsurTech industry. Students will gain an understanding of the differences between traditional insurance and InsurTech business strategies. This course is only open to full-time UConn or the University of Hartford students.
As you consider the Masters in Financial Technology (FinTech) Program at UConn, it is extremely important that you can make an informed choice.
Attending a virtual information session is a valuable way to gather the missing pieces. The MS in FinTech Virtual Information Sessions are an ideal opportunity to learn first-hand about this specialized master's program and hear from admissions representatives who can answer your questions about pursuing this degree.
Verge Consultants are graduate students that work with CCEI and Connecticut's SBDC to support startups and small businesses as they are overcoming the various hurdles of starting and growing their companies. Verge Consultants work together as a team to consult between 8-12 companies per summer in a variety of different industries, life cycles, challenges they face, and types of projects. Through a partnership with Connecticut Small Business Development Center, Verge Consultants get the opportunity to work directly with SBDC's business advisors to learn firsthand about consulting and supporting businesses. Consultants receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks of consulting between the end of May and the beginning of August. Verge Consultants will: Gain exposure and deliver solutions in multiple industries. Experience working with companies across various business life cycles. Work on Challenging projects that differ amongst each client. Collaborate with a team of consultants that has diverse business backgrounds and a wide range of startup and consulting experience. Build a resume of consulting experiences from 8-12 different client companies.