Entrepreneurship Month

Making Your Side Hustle Your Main Hustle

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, more and more individuals are starting new businesses and making career changes. Join the Connecticut Small Business Development (CTSBDC) for a look at how to determine if that idea you have would be a great business … or if it really should continue as a side-hustle. The CTSBDC is hosted by the UConn School of Business, and part of a national network of accredited SBDC’s, providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with no-cost, confidential advising on topics including business planning, start-up assistance, growth strategies, debt and equity financing, international trade and technology.

Starting a Foundation

Thursday, April 7, 2022
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Muriel’s foundation, Espiritu Animal is based out of Viterbo, Caldas, Columbia and is focused on improving the health and welfare of animals. The foundation performs pet sterilizations to improve public health and avoid conditions of abandonment or animal abuse.

Tips on Pitching Your Business from Lowe’s Chief Brand and Marketing Officer

Friday, April 8, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Do you have a business you want to pitch? How about learning tips on pitching from a retail giant like Lowe’s? On April 8th, meet Marisa Thalberg, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer for Lowe’s Corporation. Thalberg has been recognized as one of the top CMOs by Forbes, Business Insider, and New York Women in Communications. This past fall, Thalberg represented Lowe’s on USA Network’s new show for entrepreneurs, America’s Big Deal.

School of Fine Arts Alumni Entrepreneurs Panel

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Three School of Fine Arts alumni will share their experiences as entrepreneurs in the arts. Hear about how their time at UConn helped prepare them for the business side of their work and what they have learned throughout their career that they wish they knew as a student. The panel will include a Q&A session and the opportunity to network with the panelists virtually following the event.

Panelists:

  • Nick Lensander ’17 – Founder, Lenk Media
  • Dawn McKenzie ’74 (SFA), ’75 (ED) – The Archiscape Artist and Co-Owner of Dreamcatchers Strategies and Marketing Consultant at OzMac Marketing
  • Robert Saunders ’96 (SFA) – Owner, CJS Workshop

Entrepreneurship & Social Media Branding for Career Success in the Fitness, Health & Wellness Fields

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Interested in furthering your entrepreneurial mindset when it comes to a future in the fitness, health, and wellness field? See how being entrepreneurial minded/focused can be beneficial for success by attending this panel event. This event will allow you to interact with and hear from alumni and professionals in the field who are creating success for themselves through their use of social media and entrepreneurship.

Struggle and Success: Stories from Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Do you have an idea for a business? Wondering how to get started? Discover how to take the first steps in pursuing an entrepreneurial career path. Entrepreneurs will share their career struggles and successes as well as advice on how to successfully navigate the startup process. Hosted by PRLACC the Center for Career Development in partnership with the UConn Stamford Entrepreneurship Club.

**This session is inclusive to all students regardless of immigration status.