Vote Biomedical Entrepreneurship Course
Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation supports UConn faculty, student and alumni entrepreneurs. We inspire and support a robust entrepreneurial culture across academic disciplines throughout the University by offering programs that support practical experience in entrepreneurship in hopes that we will not only support venture development but also prepare students and faculty to be more successful in their careers.
How do you train, educate or prepare entrepreneurs? (<500 characters)
This course offers a comprehensive overview of key elements in identifying clinical needs and commercialization of biomedical-based R&D with an overview of the current state of the biomedical field and major unmet global healthcare challenges. Guest speakers are brought in on a weekly-basis to share industry knowledge. For their final project, students are asked to develop a biomedical technology and present a business model and market analysis.
What impact did your program have in 2019? (<500 characters)
The education received by students in the course has inspired some gain first-hand experience leading entrepreneurial projects. One student participated in UConn’s Get Seeded and won funding for his biomedical technology while others are seeking participation in Accelerate UConn, Verge Consulting and other university programs.
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A multi-disciplinary course in biomedical entrepreneurship, targeting graduate students and honors or advanced undergraduates from across the University of Connecticut with the purpose of training them to be life science entrepreneurs. This course offers a comprehensive overview of key elements involved in identifying clinical needs and key elements for commercialization of biomedical-based R Chereace Marcellin