Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Welcome to the Innovation and Entrepreneurship community!

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship community will provide resources, information, and a virtual space for students and alumni interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.  As a follower of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship community, you will get timely alerts on internships, co-ops, jobs, blogs, and events posted on the page.  

Career and self-development are life-long processes that evolve as new experiences and information are obtained. Use this page to design your career and self-development strategically. Review the list of student and professional organizations and decide which opportunities best align with your career goals. Connect with a Husky Mentor to engage in career conversations that will expand your network and give you an on-the-job perspective. Explore your options by reviewing Job Market Insights and the UConn Undergraduate Outcomes.  


Four Queer Entrepreneurs Share their Advice for New LGBT+ Businesses

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In the early days of my life as a queer entrepreneur, I agonized about how out I should be in my business. I worried that …

By Andi Smiles
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The Real World Experience of the Stamford Startup Studio

The Stamford Startup Studio is a unique, one-year, co-op style educational experience giving seven UConn undergraduates an opportunity to build entrepreneurial skills and gain hands-on experience while working and living together in Stamford.

By Jaclyn Severance
Jaclyn Severance University Public Relations Associate 2
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The Refinery: Empowering Female Entrepreneurs

When founding The Refinery, Janis Collens and Jennifer Gabler set out to provide companies with the resources needed to fuel entrepreneurship and innovation in the workplace, and they did this by focusing on the education of the fundamentals of business, mentoring, and building a community between mentors, peers, and partners.  Since founding …

By Ben Kemp
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Apply Now to this Experiential Learning Opportunity: BUILD Hartford

The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a university-sponsored organization that provides unique entrepreneurial experiences to engage students, faculty, and alumni in a way that sparks creativity and innovation in the solutions to some of the biggest problems we face today. The center …

By Ben Kemp
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Alumna Success Story: Hayley Segar Dives Into Women’s Swimwear Industry

Hayley Segar ’17 says her mentors helped with everything from marketing to securing trademarks.

By Claire Hall
Claire Hall Editorial Manager
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Husky Mentors

  • Innovation Manager-New Domains Birla Carbon
  • Director of the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation University of Connecticut
  • Associate, Clinical Innovation & Partnerships Consortium Health Plans

Ted Hsu

  • President Horizon Services Corporation

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Career Outcomes

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Starting Salary
  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

First Destination

First Destination refers to undergraduate outcomes within the 6 months following graduation. The data is collected through a survey distributed to students at graduation, and again in the months following, to gain insight on their lives post-graduation.

Alumni & Current Student Success Stories

Featured Resources

The Black UpStart

The Black upStart teaches aspiring Black entrepreneurs how to start a successful and profitable business through an intense, culturally-relevant popup …

InsurTech Venturing and Fellowship Program

Are you fascinated by the world of InsurTech? The InsurTech Fellows Program is a fellowship that provides a variety of …

CCEI’s Traction Program

The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI) has launched Traction to support UConn affiliated startup ideas as they work …

NetWerx Program

The Werth Institute NetWerx Program builds bridges between current students and UConn alumni through multiple engagement opportunities centering around how …