Month: January 2021

Sign up to develop your idea with Innovation Quest(iQ)!

Do you have an idea that you think could turn into a successful business? Do you want to work with others who do?

Sign up for Innovation Quest (iQ). Kickoff Workshop is Wednesday, February 10th

Advantages of Participating:

  • Opportunity to win money for your start-up ($30,000 up for grabs)
  • Make connections with successful entrepreneurs and business mentors
  • Join or form a team! (You do not need your own idea to participate)
  • Meet iQ mentors who can help you start a business!

About iQ: The Innovation Quest (iQ) Program fosters creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship across campus. Students who have new ideas for a product or service can compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to develop their idea into an operating company.

Past successes include: Encapsulate, Flush Warranty, Land Maverick, Macroscopic Solutions, PartsTech, Phood, ProVelocity Bat, QRfertile, SimpliGreen, Smpl Bio, Sobrio/DashRide/EverTransit, The Momentum App, Veradermics, Voda/Elkay, VoltXon,  Voxion, and YouComm, among others.

This is the perfect opportunity to stake your claim on your chance of winning a share of $30K, work with successful entrepreneurs, and join a team of likeminded students — even if you do not have an idea of your own.

Success is everywhere. Why not you?

The Innovation Quest kickoff workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 10th , from 6:30PM – 8:00 PM

Sign-up for the Feb 10th Workshop and receive the ONLINE meeting Access point!

Click here for more information on UConn Innovation Quest:


Boston University Conference on Entrepreneurship Skill Building

IDEA Conference

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, Innovate@BU’s annual IDEA Conference is coming to you virtually with everything students need to create impact through tech, social impact, the arts, and more!

Be inspired by world-class innovators, engage with strategies and useful tools for developing new ideas, and connect with resources and people from Boston and beyond. Featuring keynote speaker Malia Lazu, founder of The Urban Labs, a Boston-based agency that helps corporations increase effectiveness in their diversity and inclusion efforts.

This conference is for all college students and recent graduates no matter their major or career goals! Entrepreneurship and innovation skills are vital for creating impact in any career and in our communities. IDEA Conference is appropriate for any student, whether they are:

  • interested in launching a new business/nonprofit or a community project
  • Curious about how they can use their passion and talents to create change through their future job
  • Seeking inspiration as they embark on the next chapter in their lives on or off campus

    Conference highlights include

    • IGNITE Talks from young innovators and founders from BU, University of Michigan, University of New Hampshire, Northeastern University, and UMass Lowell
    • 10+ workshops led by alumni and industry experts focused on entrepreneurship skillbuilding (marketing, pitching, networking, funding, and more) and industry insights (tech, retail, food, arts, and more).

    Registration is free and is now open:

    Learn about the Stamford Startup Studio, a cooperative education experience!

    Join the Werth Institute on February 1, 2021 at 5pm to learn about Stamford Startup Studio, a cooperative education experience.

    The Startup Studio will employ eight UConn students full- time, for the 2021-2022 academic year, to create technology products for the real estate and construction industry. Throughout the cooperative educational experience, students will network with venture capitalists, venture builders, and senior business leaders to ensure the relevance of the innovations.

    Special attention will be payed to skill development around products utilizing emerging technologies, such as machine learning, 5g ready applications, and virtual and augmented reality.

    Click here to register for the info session.