The UConn Entrepreneurship and Innovation Society hosted the second annual HackUConn event on March 24th into the 25th in NextGen 012. A hackathon is an event that promotes a collaborative effort among teams to innovate and invent. The HackUConn event brought together motivated students, industry sponsors, and experienced mentors to encourage networking, creativity, and problem solving in a fast-paced team-oriented environment.
The theme this year was Living with Allergies: Reimagining the Solution. Student teams had the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts at the conclusion of the event. The event was sponsored by The KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C, the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium, First Year Programs and Learning Communities, and Residential Life.
Coverage of the event included The Daily Campus (http://dailycampus.com/stories/2017/3/27/innovation-and-creativity-at-second-annual-hackuconn) and UConn Today (http://today.uconn.edu/2017/03/student-innovators-create-solutions-allergies).