The University of Connecticut will host Elevate: Hartford | The Grit & Grind of Starting a Business on Thursday, February 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Stanley + Techstars Accelerator Manufactory 4.0, One Constitution Plaza, Hartford.

The event is geared toward those curious about start their own business and those who have come up with a concept they think should be on the market.

The career event will feature a panel of alumni who have started and successfully run their own businesses:

Kevin Bouley, CEO Nerac, Inc.
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Frank Milone, Founding Partner, Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP
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Brittany Molkenthin, CEO, Lactation Innovations
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Dennis Nash, CEO, Control Station
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Mike Teed, Co-Owner/Brewmaster, Black Pond Brews

Whether you want to open a brewery, a tech company, an accounting firm—or you’re in the beginning stages of launching a startup—this panel of CEOs and business owners can help by providing insight about everything from concept development and seed funding to bringing your concept to market.

Attendees will also learn about the pitfalls of being a business owner and how to avoid problems. Bring your business card—a brief networking reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. before the start of the program.

UConn students, alumni, family, and friends are welcome to attend. The cost is $5 per person, which includes food and open beer and wine provided by Salute.

Register to attend Elevate: The Grit & Grind of Starting a Business