Month: May 2016


The Yale Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit is an event tailored to Yale innovators and others developing early-stage technologies to encourage the sharing of new discoveries with market potential with the broader investment community. The event includes the BIOTECH BOOTCAMP, aimed at those interested in commercializing ideas for drug discovery and biological therapeutics, and the TECH BOOTCAMP, for those interested in commercializing ideas from the physical and computer sciences, engineering, software and services. In both cases, the emphasis is on developing fundable ideas and taking an entrepreneurial approach to getting pharmaceutical companies and venture capitalists to engage.

WHEN: MAY 12, 8am-6pm
WHERE: Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave.


  • The largest gathering of early stage venture investors ever held on campus – over 25 firms with $40 billion under management!
  • Panels on engaging investors at the earliest stages and the latest opportunities and trends in biotech & tech investing
  • Two keynotes: Crystal McKellar, Managing Director & General Counsel, Mithril Capital & George Yancopoulos, President & Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron Research Laboratories
  • Pitchoffs for Yale biotech ventures and Yale tech ventures
  • Two Poster Sessions
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks
  • Networking Session

Event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.



UConn IDEA Grant Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the 35 UConn undergraduates who have been awarded UConn IDEA Grants in the spring 2016 funding cycle!

22 of the award recipients will be completing individual projects, and 13 will be working on collaborative group projects. The award recipients represent a variety of disciplines, from printmaking to biomedical engineering, horticulture to political science. They will work on launching new ventures; developing art exhibitions, puppet shows, YouTube series, and television pilots; and collaborating with community organizations.

Click here to view the full list of spring 2016 UConn IDEA Grant award recipients.

Special thanks to the faculty and staff that supported student applications to the UConn IDEA Grant and to those who will be mentoring the award recipients as they complete their projects. We would also like to thank the faculty and staff from around the University who served as reviewers.

The UConn IDEA Grant program awards funding to support self-designed projects including artistic endeavors, community service initiatives, traditional research projects, entrepreneurial ventures, and other creative and innovative projects. Undergraduates in all majors at all UConn campuses can apply. Applications are accepted twice per year from individuals and from small groups who plan to work collaboratively on a project.

The next application deadline will be in December 2016.

More information on the UConn IDEA Grant program can be found at

Movia Open House

Movia Robotics, an innovative company started by UConn grad Timothy Gifford is opening a brand new office space on the 2nd floor of Hartford’s Design Center!

Please join the teams at Movia Robotics, My Home Pro Network & Launch EZ for our open house office warming party and networking event sponsored by the reSET Business Factory. Friends & Family, Customers & Partners, Mentors & Investors, and Entreprenuers & Enthusiasts are all welcome to attend.

Come check out the space and join us for a fun night of free food and drinks, networking, and games!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
reSET Business Factory – 1429 Park St. 2nd Floor, Suite 214, Hartford, CT 06106