NextGen Hall: Advancing excellence, innovation, and entrepreneurship
Matt Nemeth is Connecticut’s 2017 America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) State Star recipient. The award is given annually to an outstanding SBDC advisor from each state. Criteria include showing a strong commitment to small business success; making significant contributions to the state SBDC program; and being an exemplary performer. “As a millennial and a […]Read More
Third Bridge Grant Receives Additional $120K to Fund Student Startups The School of Engineering has been awarded an additional $120K in funding from CTNext for the Third Bridge Grant Program. The purpose is to provide UConn engineering and business student entrepreneurs with early-stage funding to support milestones that advance innovative ideas towards commercialization. Activities that are […]Read More
Jessica McBride, Office of the Vice President for Research One day after national Start Up Day, 18 UConn students presented their experiences working with startup companies housed in UConn’s own Technology Incubation Program (TIP). The annual Summer Fellowship Research Day took place at the newly expanded TIP facility in Farmington at UConn Health. For the […]Read More
CCEI is a primary sponsor and partner institution of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium.
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
EOâs Global Student Entrepreneur Awards competition (âGSEAâ) is not your typical business pitch competition. We do not look to compete with other business competitions around Connecticut but to broaden and enhance the studentâs entrepreneurial experience. This competition is not about who has the largest and most successful business, but which student has the drive, stamina and passion to succeed as an entrepreneur. We also strive to give the student access to other successful entrepreneurs in the area to develop and hone your skills both professionally as well as personally. Many past students have found mentors as well as investment backers from their association with EO and GSEA. Our winner from last year here in Connecticut made connections that led to major distribution of his products.
The qualifications are simple and there is a low barrier to entry. But simply put, we are looking for students (undergraduate/graduate) who have been operating a business for a minimum of 6 months, have secured either $500 in revenue or $1,000 in venture backing and are principally responsible for the operation of their business.
The winner of our CT competition will advance to our USA National Competition taking place in Dallas, TX on February 8th and 9th (we will pay for our Connecticut winnerâs travel to Dallas). From there, the USA winner will advance to Global Finals to compete against 56 other countries in the world in Toronto, Canada. Feel free to check out this interview in http://Inc.com and this video/overview of our last Global Finals in Frankfurt, Germany this past April. Prize packages for the National competition are $10,000 and for Global Finals prize is $25,000.
For more information check out the following:
The GSEA Facebook page
The GSEA YouTube Channel
Here are photos from the 2017 Global Finals in Frankfurt Germany.
Interested students are encouraged to complete this application or call Syd directly for more information at 203-858-4021.
â¢Connecticut competition date: Wednesday, January 10th at 5pm (venue TBD). Application deadline is Dec 15th.
â¢USA Finals competition: February 8th and 9th in Dallas (travel paid for)
â¢Global Finals: April 14th to 17th in Toronto (travel paid for)
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Beginning Oct. 2nd, we'll be accepting applications for our 2018 Impact Accelerator. Tailored for impact driven businesses but available to all early-stage ventures, the Impact Accelerator was a past winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Competition. Our five-year old accelerator provides entrepreneurs with access to the knowledge and resources that they need to grow their businesses and impact. Over the course of four months (next January to May), four weekend summits and 20+ optional workshops, participants of our latest cohort will be connected to customers and industry-specific mentors. It's free to enroll in our accelerator and it'll culminate with a Venture Showcase that we host next spring, where graduates will compete for at least $20K in unrestricted funding. It's always a fantastic, sold out event, with New England's most innovative startups on stage.
Your may find more info, including on info session, on our website (https://resetco.org/resource/impact-accelerator)
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