UCONN - CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The CCEI is a vehicle of UConn's School of Business
to educate present and future business leaders on innovation, creativity,
the globalization of products, consumers and the economy, rapidly changing
information technology, the demand for quality and continuous improvement,
and a culturally diverse workforce. The Center’s vision is to
serve as the resource of choice to Connecticut's entrepreneurial business
community, while developing innovative and exciting educational opportunities
for students, faculty and entrepreneurs.
The CCEI offers a multi-faceted high quality program designed to provide
assistance to Connecticut's entrepreneurial businesses, to explore their
problems and create solutions, to foster supportive feedback from practitioners,
and to develop a continuous integrated learning environment for students,
faculty and the entrepreneurial community. The Center functions as the
cornerstone of the University of Connecticut Business School's relationships
with small- and mid-size entrepreneurial businesses and as a vehicle
for better understanding the role of innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship,
and change management in the economy.
The Center serves as an interdisciplinary home for a number of entrepreneurial
initiatives and, as well, facilitates entrepreneurship curriculum development.
Furthermore, the Center is a source of student internships, a conduit
for external financial support, enriches the educational offerings of
the University, facilitates student and faculty development, and serves
the Connecticut entrepreneurial community by helping its members address
the innumerable challenges of industry, market, product and the dynamic
mechanisms that affect operations. The CCEI is a continuing focal point
for expanding the University's emphasis on entrepreneurial education,
research, and business partnering.