Funding is available on a competitive basis to UConn-affiliated and Connecticut-based companies through many state-funded and private sources. Grants and funding are also available for intellectual property and emerging technology to those in the early stages of forming a business. For a list of funding sources available for idea development, for businesses in the startup phase, and for established businesses, please see below.
All funding is in the form of grants unless otherwise indicated in the Program description.
Funding Potential: Up to $150,000 for pre-seed expenses; requires at least a 50% match from private sources. If match comes from management or founders, the expectation is that funds won't be used for their salaries.
Eligibility: Company in operation for fewer than seven years; developing a technology; nonrecurring revenue from non-grant sources of less than $2,000,000; fewer than 25 employees with 75% or more who work in Connecticut.
Prerequisites: For detailed prerequisite information, visit CT Innovations.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible only if associated with faculty proposal. Any UConn or UConn Health investigator with technology that has realistic commercial potential. Basic research projects aren’t eligible.
Prerequisites: None; Existing intellectual property a plus.
Timeline: Letter of Intent due ~9/1, full proposals by invitation due ~10/15, presentations to selection committee ~11/1. Awards are announced mid-November.
Sponsor: Office of the Vice President for Research
Get Seeded is a program being launched by CCEI and other collaborators. Are you interested in getting funding for an idea? Apply to Get Seeded for up to $1,000 to seed your idea. For more information, visit https://ccei.uconn.edu/getseeded/ This program is coordinated by the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI) at UConn. CCEI was founded in 2007, and is a focal point for entrepreneurial activity within the University. CCEI supports student, faculty, staff, and alumni entrepreneurs across all academic departments, schools, and colleges.
Image analytics gives AI the power to examine photographs for useful information. An emerging interest in the tech industry, professionals are still developing ways to advance machine learning enough to understand images. To bring these challenges to the UConn student body, Hanover Insurance is proudly sponsoring the Hanover Image Analytics Challenge.
Come to the kick-off to learn more about the challenge, including its rules and expected deliverables.
Hope to see you there!
Contact Information: Jonathan Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tickets are free. Registration is required. Schedule and ticket information at https://bit.ly/2JIliPI
In just one weekend, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you!
Follow Startup Weekend Stamford on Twitter @startupwkndSTM. For more information, contact Elizabeth Joseph at 203 351-8224.. THE FERGUSON LIBRARY 96 Broad Street, Stamford The Ferguson Library, in partnership with UCONN-Stamford, The Werth Institute, and Stamford Innovation Week.
Contact Information: Elizabeth Joseph at 203-351-8224
Fabian Duske is CEO of Umeleon GmbH. Umeleon is commercializing a next generation desktop extruder, the UP1, which empowers FDM printers to economically print perfectly reproducible Pantone colors. The UP1 is an external machine, 15*25 inch big and can be attached to every FDM printer (1.75mm or 2.85mm). Fabian has a B.A. in Economics and currently enrolled in last term in Finance and International Business M.Sc. in Aarhus Denmark. He has working experience in Bosch (Spain) in logistics and Bosch (Sweden) in technical purchasing. Fabian has an international background, and a good understanding of organization, contracting, networking and financial aspects. Umeleon was chosen for the prestigious Stanley-Black & Decker TechStars Accelerator in Hartford for 2019 cohort.