Upcoming Events

August 3: EC-WBC How to Start Your Own Small Business

August 3: VBOC Opportunity Recognition for Entrepreneurs

August 5: SBA Patent Basics

August 8: UConn TCS Licensing Perspectives

August 11: EC-WBC How to Start Your Own Small Business

August 12: CTNext Planning to Submit & Understanding Reviews

August 12: SBA Trademark Basics

August 16: Soft Land Partners Connecticut Meetup

August 16: UConn TCS Patent Litigation

August 17: IDH Illuminating: Thriving Through Uncertainty

August 17: SBA Overview/SBA 101

August 17: World Affairs Council Edible Arrangements: The Power of Entrepreneurial Spirit

August 26: EC-WBC Advanced Grant Writing for Business

September 2: UConn TCS Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks

September 14: EC-WBC How to Start Your Own Small Business

September 20-24: Stamford Innovation Week

September 22: EC-WBC How to Start Your Own Small Business


  • CTC – Connecticut Technology Council
  • CT IFS = Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services
  • CTSBDC = Connecticut Small Business Development Center
  • EC-WBC = University of Hartford Barney School of Business Entrepreneurial Center and Women’s Business Center
  • SBA = U.S. Small Business Administration
  • SBIR = Small Business Innovation Research
  • STTR = Small Business Technology Transfer
  • UConn CCEI = University of Connecticut – Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • UConn TCS = University of Connecticut Technology Commercialization Services
  • VBOC = U.S. Small Business Administration Veterans Business Outreach Centers

Event Highlights & Recaps

May 18, 2021

Surviving: Keeping the Lights On

Thank you to our panelists Leslie M. Gomez of LMG Photography and Jane Krantz of Afterglow Studio for sharing their experiences and insights as business owners surviving through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications open June 17 and close July 30

Make48 Comes to Hartford

“We’re thrilled to continue our tradition of inventive making and provide our facility to these creative teams for this competition,” says MakerspaceCT Executive Director Devra Sisitsky.

March 1, 2021

Celebrating and Supporting Women in the Hartford Region

Several organizations are hosting events for all types of women in all types of industries in the upcoming weeks.

August 18, 2020

Goodwin University ENet Entrepreneurs Pitch at “Live” Event

The ENet incubator program at Goodwin University culminated with a live pitch event on Tuesday, August 18.

June 19, 2020

The Amistad Center for Art & Culture Hosts Virtual Juneteenth Gala

"It’s always been our mission to celebrate and elevate black culture," says Kimberly Kersey, Executive Director at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

Digital Health CT Celebrates Inaugural Accelerator Program

“Demo Day was an inspiring day for Hartford and our digital health team,” said Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney.

Recap: Elevate Hartford Panelists Discuss What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

The UConn Foundation Office of Alumni Relations hosted Elevate: Hartford – The Grit & Grind of Starting a Business on Thursday, February 6 at Stanley + Techstars Accelerator Manufactory 4.0.

Recap: Small Business Week 2019 Impacts Greater Hartford Community

Small Business Week 2019 takes place May 5 through 11. The annual event recognizes the important contributions of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and small business advocates throughout the country.

Recap: Hartford InsurTech Hub Completes Second Accelerator Program

Hartford InsurTech Hub hosted its second Demo Day at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, CT on Friday, April 26. This year’s theme “AMPLIFY” drew more than 500 attendees and 600+ viewers on the livestream.