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The University’s Entrepreneurial Center / Women’s Business Center has expanded into two new locations in Hartford and East Hartford. Upcoming workshop and business advising location details will be emailed to registrants and posted on our calendar

New locations and directions 

New England Maker Summit: Why Making Matters

The first annual New England Maker Summit took place at the University of Hartford in November 2016. The event explored how Making and Innovation can create new business opportunities, spur community revitalization, and improve schools in Connecticut. The “Maker Movement” refers to inventors, designers, and other self-reliant innovators who are moving American technology forward with their imagination and independent work culture. 

Event video:

Watch the summit keynote speaker, Dale Dougherty: 

Event Photos:

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The New England Maker Summit explored how making can help Connecticut build business, spur economic development, and improve schools.  The Maker Summit featured Connecticut makers of all ages.   The New England Maker Summit featured exhibitors who create robots, build instruments, offer makerspaces and more.   MakerspaceCT and the University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center sponsored the event in collaboration with other local businesses and organizations.

Learn More:

Watch all event speakers here

Learn more about Making in Connecticut here.


Rutledge Family Foundation
University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center
Open Wire Lab
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
The Children’s Museum
JCJ Architecture
CEN-Connecticut Education Network
Goodwin College
Harvest Development Group
Melissa Thom Consulting
Connecticut Library Consortium