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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 

InnovateHER CT 2017

The Women’s Business Center at the Entrepreneurial Center and the Women’s Business Development Council are partnering to bring you InnovateHER CT 2015

SBA    The Women's Business Center is sponsoring the InnovateHER Competition.   Sarah Blakely Foundation

2017 Winner announced: Inventor of Garbage-eez will compete in September for Sarah Blakely Foundation prize

Read about the local winner here.

Read about the national finalists here.

ABOUT INNOVATEHER CT:

InnovateHER is a cross-cutting prize competition that unearths innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families.  

Our workforce looks very different from 50 years ago. Women now make up nearly half of the labor force and play a critical role in our nation’s economic prosperity. Most children live in households where all parents work. And as our population ages, families are increasingly caring for aging parents while balancing the needs of work and home. As demands on women and families grow, the need for products and services that address unique challenges increases. The InnovateHER Challenge provides that platform.

entrY CRITERIA:

  • Have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families
  • Have the potential for commercialization
  • Fill a need in the marketplace 

WHAT'S NEXT:

In early June, the Women's Business Center chose one local winner to be submitted to the SBA, who will now identify up to 10 Finalists. These finalists will be invited to travel to the live pitch competition in September 2017 (location TBD) and compete for up to $70,000 in prize money provided by the Sarah Blakely Foundation.

For more information on eligibility and rules, visit the SBA site.