Vote Get Seeded
Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Hartford & Storrs
Describe your event (<500 characters)
Get Seeded provides students with the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an audience of their peers. Teams that are selected to pitch have an opportunity to earn up to $1,000 in seed funding for their idea, mentorship, as well as support from other students they may be interested in joining their team. Students that do not yet have ideas or who are not ready to pitch, are invited to attend. The audience votes on which teams are funded. Get Seeded pitch nights are open to all students and is a great way to network and connect with other students.
What are the coolest, most popular features of your event? (<500 characters)
There are many unique components to this event: the diversity of applicants (first years through PhD students, all majors, creative businesses through mobile applications), student leaders are selected to participate on the judging panel, the audience of their peers selects teams with popular vote, includes a networking component, former winners will be invited back to present what they accomplished since being funded and students without ideas are introduced to ventures in need of team members.
What impact did your event make is 2019? (<500 characters)
In 2019, we hosted 8 pitch nights and awarded 33 teams a total of $23,500. Including their Get Seeded funds, these teams have been awarded $125,000 of follow-on funding through various programs. They have received mentorship, continued to work on their prototypes, developing their products and many are looking earn revenue this year.
What people are saying about Get Seeded ...
Get Seeded is an initiative at UConn sponsored by the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship Chereace Marcellin