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.  

4 Steps to Becoming an Innovator Without Quitting Your Job

by Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff | November 04, 2019

For the last four years, I have dedicated my career to answering two questions:

Are entrepreneurs society’s innovators or can employees innovate as well?
How can employees unlock their innovative potential at work?

By Career Technology
Career Technology Associate Director, Technology (He/Him/His)
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The Personal Keys to Entrepreneurship

Coming up with the actual business idea is the easy part of starting your own business. The real challenge of entrepreneurship is the process of building your business – an exhilarating and challenging process that forces you to understand and …

By Career Technology
Career Technology Associate Director, Technology (He/Him/His)
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How to Improve UX With AI and Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making waves for years now, impacting major industries as varied as retail, healthcare, and security. With each passing year, the rapidly advancing technology reshapes our world in ways that were once just fantasy.

For some, …

By CJ Haughey - Springboard
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Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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AI for Social Good: 7 Inspiring Examples

Over the past decade, rapid advancements have made it possible for AI systems to do things we once only dreamed about. However, much of the hype around AI and machine learning tends to focus on its potential for business, productivity, …

By CJ Haughey - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Student Wrapped up in Farmhouse Crepes

Things haven’t always gone as expected for economics major and local business owner Tahj-Anthony Jean ’19 (CLAS), but at every fork in the road he’s …

By Career Technology
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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

Mentor
  • President Horizon Services Corporation

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Career Outcomes

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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 …