Spurring and Supporting Entrepreneurship in Northwestern CT
“I think it’s important to mention the fact that entrepreneurship is a process and the journey is a little bit different for everyone. And there’s enormous potential in our community,” says John Fiorello, Director role at the Entrepreneurial Center of Northwest Connecticut at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.
Teaching About And Living The Entrepreneurial Dream
“Providing students with skills to help them understand the process of turning their idea into a reality is very valuable to at least give them more options, especially for someone who may be struggling to find their first job,” explains advises Wesleyan University professor and Healthy PlanEat Founder Rosemary Ostfeld.
Build Hartford Course Helps UConn Students Develop Entrepreneurial Skills
“I care deeply about keeping young people that graduate from our universities here in the state,” says Michael Cantor. “A key way to do that is to have a vibrant startup community where they all want to work.”
Ignite Hartford Grant Promotes Student Entrepreneurship
Ignite Hartford is a new program the University of Connecticut is leading in partnership with Trinity College and Goodwin University to develop a series of educational workshops and pitch nights for student entrepreneurs.
UConn Programming Supports Women Entrepreneurs
“UConn launched/rebranded our xCITE program to be more of a hub for women in entrepreneurship where they can receive support and networking opportunities to engage with each other,” explains Jennifer Murphy, Director at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI) at the University of Connecticut.
Women Entrepreneurs in Hartford: Turning Failure into Success
“These types of failure-to-success stories show how we can support one another, help each other develop, and uplift our community,” said WBC Program Manager Milena Erwin, who moderated the event.
The Goodwin University ENet Program Proves Successful and Continues with Second Cohort
“We’ve seen a lot students come out of the ENet program thinking: I can do this. I am doing this. I will do this,” emphasizes Dr. Matthew Connell, Program Director of the Business Administration Program at Goodwin University and ENet Project Director.
CT Business Owners Celebrate Growth, Evolution, and Change
Women’s Business Center at the University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center (EC-WBC) Milena Erwin underscored that having good people and resources are key to taking the entrepreneurial journey.
UConn Receives $8 Million to Continue Air Force Research Lab Project in Advanced Manufacturing
UConn and JAX Combine to Form Genomics Powerhouse
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The Goodwin University ENet Program Provides Entrepreneurship Opportunities for The Reentry Population
“ENet provides individuals with the skills to start their own business and become financially independent,” explains Project Director Matthew Connell, who is Program Director of the Business Administration Program at Goodwin University.
WBC Encourages Female Entrepreneurs at Women Innovate Pitch Competition
“We’re proud to be part of the region’s efforts to highlight and support women entrepreneurs and innovators, encouraging high-potential technology solutions as well as ideas with social impact,” said WBC Program Manager Milena Erwin.
Goodwin University COVID-19 Outreach
“While this is a time for concern, certainly, it is also a time for creativity,” emphasized Goodwin University President Mark Scheinberg.
5 CT Schools Ranked Among 200 Best Value Colleges in the U.S.
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UConn Highlights Decades of Innovation
“UConn has a lot to celebrate when it comes to innovative faculty and students,” says Radenka Maric, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
UConn Encourages Global Interactions
Daniel Weiner, Ph.D., Vice President for Global Affairs at the University of Connecticut, spoke about the ways in which UConn is fostering global connections and making an economic impact in Connecticut.
UConn Venture Development Helps Foster CT Business Opportunities
Mostafa Analoui, Executive Director of Venture Development at UConn, spoke about his role at UConn and his involvement with the UConn Technology Incubation Program (TIP).
Goodwin College Advanced Manufacturing Center
“There are huge opportunities in Connecticut no one knows about. We need to get the word out. Manufacturing is an opportunity for Connecticut to turn around,” says Clifford Thermer Assistant VP for Strategy & Business Development and Department Chair, Business, Management and Advanced Manufacturing.
Business Advisory Services from the University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center
“It’s very uncommon for someone to have such a unique business that they are re-creating everything. Tons of information is out there about the best practices in your industry; learning how to access it is the biggest thing,” says Lacey Banks McGill, who is a Business Advisor at the University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center.
Entrepreneurship Encouraged at the University of Bridgeport
Elena Cahill, Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship at the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business at the University of Bridgeport spoke about her role at the Student Entrepreneur Center and the ways in which entrepreneurship is supported throughout the school.
The Viscogliosi Entrepreneurship Center
Viscogliosi Entrepreneurship Center Program Coordinator Valerie Nightingale said she is continually inspired by working with local entrepreneurs. “They are always looking for a way to take the reins of their lives. What I enjoy most about the work I’m doing is that we’re in a position to listen to and respond to their needs.”
Entrepreneur, President and Founder of Goodwin College
“I truly believe that the business community in Hartford is really seeking success for everybody. If someone is trying to do something, and they do it with an open heart, they will get more offers of assistance or actual assistance then almost any place I’ve ever been,” says Mark Scheinberg, founding president of Goodwin College.
University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center Provides Resources for Women Entrepreneurs
Milena Erwin, Program Manager of the Women’s Business Center at the University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center says she enjoys her role and is honored to take part in women’s journeys, share their challenges, and celebrate their successes.
Social Impact and Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan University
The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan University is “a subset of business entrepreneurship. It’s business entrepreneurship with a desire for social impact, which is a significant element of startup activity these days. This is an example of actually trying to teach kids how to do it,” says Bob Patricelli. Learn more about how the PCSE is shaping Wesleyan students and alumni.