Welcome to UConn Hartford
UConn Hartford interweaves top-tier academic programs with unique educational and service opportunities offered by Connecticut’s capital city. Our campus is integrated with the Hartford Public Library, and the surrounding neighborhood includes the Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut Science Center, Connecticut Convention Center, Connecticut's Old State House, and Hartford City Hall. Home to a number of unique undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, UConn Hartford leverages its metropolitan setting to provide a remarkable learning environment for a diverse student population.
Diverse & Inclusive
54% of students are ethnic and racial minorities
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Interested in pursuing a Business Major? Come to this event to fulfill your advising requirement (your advising hold WILL BE LIFTED) and learn about Business Admission requirements and alternative pathways to Business. Additionally, get connected with Career Services for help with resume critiques, experiential learning opportunities, and career pathways!
Register via Nexus: https://nexus.uconn.edu/secure_per/events/index.php?ser=26.
The Traction Program is made up of bi-weekly workshops and office hours with the potential for seed funding based on participation and the opportunity to apply for incubation space. The workshops are free and open to all undergraduate and graduate students at UConn.
Learn the basics of creating a pitch deck for your startup. A great pitch deck gets your audience excited about your idea and engages them in a conversation about your business — hopefully leading to investment. In this workshop we’ll cover what slides you should include in your deck, how you should structure your pitch and how to make your deck look visually appealing.
Office hours with the workshop instructor are available the following week to those that attended the workshop.
Traction Workshops are 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. For more info: ccei.uconn.edu
Have a business idea? Looking for seed funding to help you get started? Get Seeded provides UConn students across all schools the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a live virtual audience who then votes on which ideas are funded. Students that are selected to pitch have an opportunity to earn up to $1,000 in seed funding for their idea as well as support from other students who may be interested in joining their business venture.
Don’t have an idea yet? Not ready to pitch? Just want to watch other students pitch? Get Seeded pitch nights are open to the public and are a great way to network and connect!
Here’s how it works:
- Interested students can apply to pitch an idea at one of our “Shark Tank style” pitch nights
- Selected participants will then pitch their idea for 5 minutes at one of our virtual pitch nights to members of the audience
- At the end of the night, the audience votes for their favorite ideas
- The top 3 teams of the night will win $1,000, $750 and $500 respectively, in non-dilutive seed funding towards their new business venture or idea!
- In April, the top five teams from our pitch nights are invited to pitch at Demo Day, where teams can win up to $5,000 in seed funding!
2023-2024 Pitch Nights
- October 10, 2023 at 6pm
- November 2, 2023 at 6pm
- December 6, 2023 at 6pm
- January 30, 2023 at 6pm
- February 22, 2023 at 6pm
- March 20, 2023 at 6pm
Demo Day: April 16, 5pm
Apply to pitch at Get Seeded HERE: https://ccei.uconn.edu/getseeded/
Teams are selected up to one week prior to the pitch night.
RSVP to attend an upcoming pitch night HERE: https://ccei.uconn.edu/getseeded/
Get Seeded Pitch Competitions are 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. For more info: ccei.uconn.edu
Are you interested in applying to the School of Engineering? Trying to change your major to an Engineering major? The Hartford Advising Team is offering two sessions where students can learn about the process of applying into the School of Engineering, as well as meet with an advisor to discuss courses for the upcoming semester. By attending one of these sessions, you will also FULFILL your advising requirement.
Register for this event via Nexus: https://nexus.uconn.edu/secure_per/events/index.php?ser=26.