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Entrepreneurial Center and Construction Institute Win CT Entrepreneur Awards

April 20, 2018

The 2018 CT Entrepreneur Awards were announced at a ceremony on Friday, April 20, during which the University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center & Women’s Business Center (EC-WBC) and the Construction Institute were honored. The awards identify, recognize, and celebrate Connecticut’s leading entrepreneurs, ventures, and ecosystem elements that support them.

A New Start

January 2018

Milena Erwin, the Women's Business Center Program Manager, was featured in Hartford Magazine.

University of Hartford Announces Entrepreneurial Center and Women’s Business Center Move

September 19, 2017

East Hartford, Conn.: Operations expand to East Hartford’s Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology: The University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center and its largest initiative, the Women’s Business Center, are known as the area’s go-to source for business advising and training for women entrepreneurs, growth companies, aspiring entrepreneurs, and students. The Entrepreneurial Center announces today that they have recently expanded to two locations, one at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) on Pitkin Street in East Hartford, and the second on Girard Avenue in Hartford.

Women’s Business Center selects winner in Connecticut’s InnovateHER challenge

July 10, 2017

Hartford, Conn.: Inventor of Garbage-eez will compete in September for Sarah Blakely Foundation prize: Women make up more than half of the American workforce today, but for many of them, the demands of home and family remain at least as challenging as they ever were. Women face unique obstacles as they strive to meet the needs of children, job, aging parents, and home—and that is creating a demand for innovative products and services that can help.

Entrepreneurial Center Receives an AARP Foundation Grant

June 12, 2017

Hartford, CT – Entrepreneurial Center is among 32 community-based organizations selected to receive funds to help older adults build the skills to work for themselves: AARP Foundation has awarded a grant to the Entrepreneurial Center to conduct Work for Yourself@50+℠ workshops in Hartford, CT. This national grant initiative is designed to help vulnerable older adults assess opportunities for self-employment, build skills, and connect with resources that will enable them to generate income by working for themselves.

Connecticut Entrepreneurs Find Partners, Opportunity at CT Business Matchmaker

May 8, 2017

West Hartford, Conn.: Finding the right business partners can be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs. While they are often inundated with opportunities to network, time is at a premium and networking events must offer high-value contacts with as many decision-makers as possible. CT Business Matchmaker is among Connecticut's largest events designed to meet that need by pairing small, established businesses with “Primes”—large and medium-sized companies, government agencies, educational institutions, and municipalities who are actively interested in increasing and diversifying their supplier lists. The eighth annual event, managed by the Entrepreneurial Center, will be held on the campus of the University of Hartford in June, and registration is now open.

Why is solid personal branding vital to business success for women?

January 12, 2017

It's no secret that confidence and a strong, assured presence are important to success in many aspects of business, but developing that kind of image can be a challenge for many professionals--particularly women. The University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center's next Power & Progress/Business Women's Symposium will tackle that topic, as they present "Confident Connections: Building a Bold Brand with YOU at the Center," on Wednesday, January 25, at 5:30pm.

Prudential Foundation Awards Entrepreneurial Center Renewed $75,000 Grant

January 11, 2017

The University of Hartford is pleased to announce that the Prudential Foundation has awarded the Entrepreneurial Center, located on the Asylum Avenue campus in Hartford, a renewed grant of $75,000. Connecticut small business owners in the startup and expansion phases will benefit as the award will be used to continue supporting the Small Business Technical Assistance Training Program (SBTAP), which provides training, business advising, and technical assistance to small businesses.