Innovation & Entrepreneurship

A Resource to Help You Become an Entrepreneur

Interested in starting your own business? Do you want to bring your idea to life? With 60+ member programs and a $22.5 million dollar commitment from Peter J. Werth, the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the resource for you! 

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By Jami Pandiscio
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Welcome to the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Career Community!

Are you interested in charting your own innovative and entrepreneurial career path? You are in the right place! Through the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Career Community you will discover an array of resources for guidance and support as you pursue new …

By Tara Malone
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Meet Mara Silva & Maribeth Teves, Founders of the Google Student Developer Club

A new student-run organization is coming to the UConn Stamford campus for Fall 2021— the Google Student Developer Club. Founded by Computer Science students Mara Silva and Maribeth Teves, the Google Student Developer Club helps students connect theory to practice …

By Tara Malone
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6 Tips for Undocumented Students who are Interested in Starting a Business

Building a business from the ground up is an incredible feat even without the additional challenges that can come with being an undocumented business owner. Luckily, there’s advice and information out there that can help, much of which comes from …

By Mary Malerba
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5 Key Traits that Undocumented Students and Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

The life of an entrepreneur is filled with challenges, creative problem solving, and a ton of hard work – but it also comes with adventure, the ability to pursue your passion, and the power to cultivate your career journey. Entrepreneurs …

By Mary Malerba
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What Are B-Corps?

As students, our careers are constantly on our minds; especially since, for some of us, graduation is looming. The nature of career preparation is constantly changing, as is the job market. In this growing climate that we live in, many …

By Zoeann Day
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4 Resources for LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs

According to Investopedia, “A startup is a company in the initial stages of business and are typically founded by one or more entrepreneurs who want to develop a product or service for which they believe there is demand.” They are …

By Aaliyah Castleberry
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An Interview with a UConn Werth Innovator & Entrepreneur

Natalie Lacroix is an accomplished student at UConn, who has had a major impact on the University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs. She is a Werth Innovator and was selected to be the first Project Manager for the pilot team of …

By Nishitha Edupuganti
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How to Earn an Income as an Undocumented Individual

As graduation approaches, students begin sorting out their next plan. But while your fellow classmates may be submitting job applications, as an undocumented student you may be wondering about your career options. This can be a confusing process and if …

By Mary Malerba
Mary Malerba Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations Mary Malerba
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For Undergraduates, Early Research Experience Pays Off

Rahul Kanadia, associate professor of physiology and neurobiology, speaks with biology undergraduates in the Leveraging Mentoring and Early Research to Advance Academic Potential (LEAP) program in the Gant Building on March 18, 2021. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

Participating in research is …

By Katarzyna Paszek
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