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.  

UConn 4-H Brings High Tech to Connecticut Youth

In existence for over 100 years, 4-H programs have historically introduced farming communities to new technologies or approaches through youth development. The “Head, Heart, Hands, and Health” embedded within its name have expanded in recent decades to include more programing …

By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Operations Coordinator
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Latino Economic Development Center’s Entrepreneur Training for Success Program

Starting a business is no easy feat, but with the right support, you can turn your idea into reality.

By Spencer Hayes
Spencer Hayes Graduate Assistant, Programming (She/Her/Hers)
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LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs Share Their Pride

Local LGBTQ+ identifying entrepreneurs have shared guidance and advice to others within the queer community looking to start their own business, along with personal insights about being open with their identity as business owners.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern
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Alumni Success Story: LaChana Flanders

LaChana Flanders (she/her) M.S., CCC -SLP graduated UConn in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, and went on to receive a Master’s of Science degree from Pace University in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2020. She is now the founder of Valiant Speech & Language Solutions.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern
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NSF Renews Support for Diversity in STEM Through Alliance Based at UConn

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently renewed a five-year grant to help ensure the future of an alliance that is based at UConn and dedicated to expanding diversity in STEM fields.

Founded in 2001, the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for …

By Mike Enright
Mike Enright
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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 …