Innovation Quest

UConn Innovation Quest: Flux Forcefield

CTStartup Podcast– No matter what automakers do, creative thieves find ways to defeat even the most elaborate anti-theft devices. Indeed, it is almost impossible to stop a truly determined thief, and even if you do, proving their guilt can be difficult unless you catch them red-handed. But what if you could add an anti-theft device to your car that did just that?

The students behind Flux Forcefield, another entry in UConn’s Innovation Quest business incubator, has created an anti-theft deterrent that could send repeat offenders behind bars for a long time.

UConn Innovation Quest: Dermatat

CTStartup Podcast– Tattoos were once considered taboo and the realm of weirdos and ne’er-do-wells, but in the 21st century body ink has gone mainstream. Alas, that also means a number of tattoos done in questionable taste, and despite many wonders of modern medicine, the only current treatment for tattoo removal is both painful and expensive.

But what if tattoo removal was as simple as applying a band-aid? That’s the idea behind Dermatat, a concept straight out of UConn’s Innovation Quest business incubator. Tune in to check out what could be the next revolution in the tattoo industry.

Mansfield Man Eyes New Ways To Take Macro Photos

Hartford Courant – In high school science classes in Pennsylvania, Mark Smith used just a standard, tabletop microscope to magnify the samples of minerals and rocks that would inspire him to become a geologist.

But in his free time, the teenager was helping to build a much more powerful device — a macro photography system that could compete with the best on the market to produce ultra-high resolution, full-color images of the tiniest things on Earth.

UConn Innovation Quest: CRISPR – X

CTStartup Podcast– You may not have heard of it, but CRISPR (that stands for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats”) could change the face of modern medicine as we know it. Many startups are involved in trying to utilize CRISPR to cure diseases, but a couple of college students may have already beaten them to the punch.

UConn students Ryan Englander and Nandan Tumu are developing a way to use CRISPR as a means of fighting off certain kinds of cancers even after they’re developed. Could these two college students find the cancer breakthrough that has eluded modern medicine for so long?

UConn Innovation Quest: EpiGo

CTStartup Podcast– The plight of EpiPen users has been brought into the public consciousness this past year, inspiring two young entrepreneurs to conceive of a smaller, better way to deliver life-saving epinephrine.

Join Chris and Eric as they talk about the inspiration and potential with two members of the four-person team behind this mobile and cost-effective EpiPen replacement.

UConn Innovation Quest: LOKI

CTStartup Podcast– In this entry of our UConn Innovation Quest series, we speak to Andrew Ginzberg of LOKI, a new app that aims to evolve the live streaming market, as well as revolutionize the news and media industry.

Through broadcasters, LOKI hopes to provide full coverage of events with 0 production costs, and also provide viewers individual and customizable ways to watch any live event.

UConn Innovation Quest: Podstories

CTStartup Podcast– CTStartup was invited to interview the finalists of UConn’s Innovation Quest, a startup incubator program that seeks to help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life.

Appropriately enough, our first interview is with Ali Oshinskie of Podstores, who hops to turn this casting medium into an effective way for businesses to tell their story to consumers. Tune in for what could be the future of business podcasting.

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Eugene F. Martin III '87, '89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co., serves on the Dean's Advisory Cabinet, offering valuable advice and advocacy for the School of Business.
Eugene F. Martin III ’87, ’89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co., serves on the Dean’s Advisory Cabinet, offering valuable advice and advocacy for the School of Business.

“The UConn School of Business was the foundation for everything I did in my career. It set me on a great course,” said Eugene F. Martin III, ’87, ’89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co. “If a career is a pyramid, you need a strong foundation. That came from my education at UConn.” Continue Reading

An Exceptional Business Education

The School of Business is experiencing substantial and exciting growth. Our undergraduate majors are ‘red hot’ because they offer the ideal combination of intellectual challenge, career potential and financial reward. Our undergraduate enrollment is up 36 percent since 2012. Continue Reading