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.  

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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Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the NetWerx Mentorship Program

The Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation was established in 2017 by a man with the same name to provide students, faculty, and alumni proper access to various resources, education and mentorship opportunities, funding, and other innovation programs to help them unlock a new innovative perspective …

By Ben Kemp
Ben Kemp
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Connecticut’s Most Innovative Companies are Looking for Talent Like YOU!

The Connecticut Governor’s Innovation Fellowship (GIF) is an initiative designed to help keep top talent in the state by placing promising college graduates in positions at some of Connecticut’s most innovative companies. The program’s pilot year kicked off in August …

By Julia Napolitano
Julia Napolitano GIF Program Associate
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Student Success Story: Sabrina Uva

Sabrina Uva is a senior on the Stamford Campus majoring in Human Development & Family Sciences.

Tara Malone: Please introduce yourself including your major and career interest.

Sabrina Uva: I am a senior at the University of Connecticut-Stamford Campus majoring …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses
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Alumni Success Story: Breno Donatti

As a first-generation immigrant born in Brazil, Breno encountered some challenges when he moved to the United States without knowing how to speak English. Prior to founding Winfield Street Coffee in 2015, Breno worked in some renowned restaurants and pizzerias in New York. Hear Breno’s story and how he took advantage of the resources of the UConn Stamford campus.

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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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  • 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 …