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.
Monday, November 27th, 2017
12:00 AM - 01:00 PM
With the support of the Aetna Foundation, InnovateHealth Yale offers funding to student teams focused on reducing health disparities in the United States.
Two $5,000 seed awards to develop technological solutions to address health challenges that disproportionately impact low-income communities. Solutions which employ mobile technology are actively encouraged, but the prize is open to any proposed improvement involving a technological solution. Applications are open to both Yale students and students from any college or university in Connecticut. Also eligible to apply are medical residents, post-docs, and junior faculty. One seed award will be given to a team from Yale; and one to a team from one or more other colleges in CT. Winning teams must agree to compete in the $25,000 Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation (below). Awardees will receive mentoring to help prepare for the $25,000 Aetna prize.
Please complete the application by midnight, November 27, 2017. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See following links for more information:
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
UConn HealthFarmington, CT
Please join us for an intensive, two-day SBIR/STTR workshope focused on proposal development. Each year the SBIR/STTR federal program provides billions of dollars in non-dilutive grant funding to US small businesses to advance and commercialize game-changing technologies. [...]
Monday, December 4th, 2017
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
On behalf of Design Technologies, Program Manager for ELabNYC, and in partnership with CTNext, we are writing to inform you of the launch of a new entrepreneurship training and mentorship initiative for the Connecticut biosciences community, The Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut ("ABCT").
ABCT is a competitive entry, 6-month long program designed for entrepreneurial research students and faculty, MBA's and MD's interested to form new ventures in biosciences. ABCT encourages applications from IP based innovations in therapeutics, devices and diagnostics, research tools, materials and digital health. Held annually, ABCT features a mini-MBA curriculum, expert coaching, networking, mentorship, pitch preparation, and access to the NYC biosciences community.
The deadline to apply is December 4, 2017.
ABCT launches in January, 2018 and concludes June, 2018.
The objectives for ABCT are to:
Expand the vibrant ecosystem of mentors and funders of biosciences for Connecticut's academic biosciences start ups
Teach entrepreneurial business concepts to aspiring entrepreneurs, including concepts that are fundamental to biosciences
Define a clear path for Connecticut's entrepreneurially-minded graduate students and post-docs, faculty, MBA's and MD's to start or join new commercial ventures based in Connecticut
Build a local platform for the next generation of biosciences and healthcare technology entrepreneurs to recruit talent to Connecticut
The application to ABCT 2018 is open at http://bit.ly/ABCTapplication2018.
We look forward to meeting you and other active members of the community.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
CALL FOR TOP INNOVATORS!
The 12th annual conference will showcase more than 50 of the hottest early-stage and emerging-growth technology, ed-tech, clean-tech, life sciences/healthcare, and healthcare IT innovators.
If you are a startup seeking capital and/or partnerships, submit your plan for the opportunity to present at The 12th Annual New England Venture Summit, the premier venue connecting emerging growth companies with active Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Corporate VCs, and Investment Firms.
Presented by youngStartup Ventures, The 2017 New England Venture Summit provides an unparalleled opportunity for startups to meet, network, and showcase their innovative investment opportunities to a leading group of investors.
Apply to present:
Nominate a Company:
First round submission deadline for presenting company applications is August 17th.
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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