Entrepreneurship

A woman eats a sandwich in a fast-food restaurant.

Tech Startup Swipestorm Addresses Quick-Service Restaurants’ Customer-Service Issues

Student's company is one of six UConn-affiliated startups selected to participate in the Wolff New Venture Competition

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Surf’s Up! Using Mushrooms to Make a More Sustainable Surfboard

Protecting the oceans one mushroom surfboard at a time

UConn Joins Elite Cohort of Economically Impactful Institutions

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) honors UConn’s success as economic engine and innovation driver for the state and region.

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From Public Health to Platform and Marketing for Startups – Sumia Shaikh’s Unconventional Path to Venture Capital

Shaikh is using her knowledge of public health to advance health innovation and equity in entrepreneurship

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Connecticut and UConn are Leaders in Clean Energy and Sustainability

Our leaders, innovators, and scholars have worked tirelessly to drive progress in sustainability, moving us toward independence from fossil fuels and steeling our power grid against severe weather and other risk factors.

Onyeka Obiocha, left, executive director of CTNext, chats with Cody Simms of MCJ Collective during the Future Climate Venture Studio showcase in the Innovation Partnership Building on April 20, 2023.

Building an Innovation Ecosystem Where Everyone Can Thrive

'We have leaders who believe in Connecticut, we have the resources, and we have the talent'

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New Preventative Treatment for Porcine Virus Could Save Billions for Farmers

Using AI, researchers hunted through millions of compounds to find a specific receptor, CD163, to stop cells from becoming infected

Jithu Sajeevan, left, a UConn Stamford student and co-owner of DIG USA, plays a round of chess with one of his students during a chess tournament at the Our Lady of Fatima School in Wilton

UConn Stamford Student Finds His American Dream through Chess

Lessons learned on the chessboard turn into real-life success story for Jithu Sajeevan

A young entrepreneur works on her laptop, with papers and a tablet computer on the table beside her.

CCEI Research Team Publishes Report on Early-Stage Entrepreneur Needs

University accelerators, that provide coaching, mentoring, and funding, have long measured success by long-term business stability and revenue generation

Leila Daneshmandi and Armin Rad point at images on a computer screen in the Encapsulate lab in Farmington.

The Making of a UConn Startup

How “Encapsulate” co-founders went from the classroom to curing cancer in less than four years