Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This page has been tailored to this specific community and entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities for students and alumni. Browse this page for alumni to engage with, events to attend, student organizations to consider joining, opportunities to explore, professional organizations to learn from, and blog posts to deepen your understanding. To discuss career opportunities and how to prepare for roles in this industry, consider meeting with a career coach. Meetings can be scheduled by clicking here.

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UConn Student Building ‘No Bad Days’ Lifestyle Brand

UConn junior Jack Tarca ’22 (BUS), creator of the No Bad Days lifestyle website and clothing line.

UConn junior Jack Tarca ’22 (BUS) was looking to do something positive last April as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take over the lives and minds of people throughout the world.

With that thought, and the entrepreneurial spirit he has …

By Mike Enright
Mike Enright
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Ballard Forum Highlights Links Between Puppetry and Engineering

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Visitors to the Puppet Arts Complex at UConn’s Depot Campus will find that in addition to classrooms, offices, and performance rehearsal space, the largest area of the complex is the workshop where puppets in various stages of design, construction, and …

By Kenneth Best
Kenneth Best UConn Public Relations Associate
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UConn Engineering Professor Finds A Way to Improve Life With Facemasks

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Facemasks have become a ubiquitous necessity as one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic has dramatically increased the demand for masks and created an environmental problem. Many people do not dispose of their masks …

By Anna Zarra Aldrich
Anna Zarra Aldrich
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Landing an Internship as a First Year Student

Victoria Song, UConn 2024

As a first-year student, finding an internship can be a daunting task. It’s a chicken-and-egg problem. You want an internship to get experience, but you need experience to get an internship.

That was definitely one of my worries going into …

By Victoria Song
Victoria Song
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“Get Seeded” Apply to Win Seed Funding for Innovative Ideas

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Get Seeded is an initiative at UConn that was developed to give students the opportunity to help move their business ideas forward by providing them with seed funding, mentorship, and next step resources. The program provides students with the opportunity …

By Tara Malone
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