Resources for Student Businesses
Connecticut has several resources for students working on starting or running a business. If you are a student interested in starting a business, or if oyu already have a business, check out this list of resources specifically for you.
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If you are a UConn student or faculty member interested in an accelerator at UConn.
Accelerate UConn is UConns National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site. Its mission is to catalyze the transition of new scientific discoveries and capabilities from the lab to the marketplace.
Participating teams will receive an introduction to the most critical elements of the I-Corps Curriculum and Lean Launchpad methodology. Over the course of 7 weeks, teams will learn how to determine the market opportunity for their product or technology.
Accelerate UConn is open to all university faculty and students.
Learn more about Accelerate UConn
If you are a FU student looking for a startup program.
The Fairfield StartUp Showcase is the Universitys annual entrepreneurship competition and part of the Fairfield StartUp program. At the Showcase select teams, made up of student entrepreneurs, make their business pitches to a panel of investors to compete for seed money in front of a live audience.
Before making it to the Showcase, students are shepherded through a year-long sequence of educational, networking, and mentoring events designed to help them ideate and articulate their business models, recruit teams and mentors, and attract partners and other resources needed to start their businesses.
Learn more about Fairfield Startup Showcase
If you are a student interested in Social Entrepreneurship consider looking into the Patricelli Center.
As our mission states, "Wesleyan University is dedicated to providing an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism." The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship makes that mission a reality for students by teaching practical skills, building a community of changemakers, and forging pathways for student entrepreneurs and innovators.
Learn more about Patricelli Center For Social Entrepreneurship
If you are looking for an accelerator at UConn.
The Innovation Accelerator uses project teams composed of UConn graduate and undergraduate students to help solve complex business issues for Connecticuts technology-based entrepreneurial ventures through an accelerator program. UConn faculty and mentors engage in consulting projects.
Learn more about UConn Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI)
If you are a Yale student looking to start a new venture.
The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute is a university department that helps entrepreneurs and innovators at Yale start scalable new ventures with programs, workshops, events and funding. YEI is leading the effort to expand entrepreneurship opportunities across Yale and to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in New Haven, through partnerships with Yale's schools, campus innovation centers, and local entrepreneurship groups and business partners. There are currently 80 active YEI companies that have raised over $135 million in funding and created over 350 jobs.
Learn more about Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
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