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CCEI Summer Fellowship - EXTENDED Application Deadline

Sunday, March 19, 2023
12:00am – 11:59pm


Do you want to spend your summer working on a business you created? How about receiving $15,000 in funding for your business, $5,000 of which you can elect to take as a stipend for the summer?

Summer Fellowship is UConn’s startup accelerator program and is an immersive entrepreneurial experience open to anyone affiliated with UConn (students, faculty, staff and alumni).

The Summer Fellowship program takes place June through August and startup teams spend 3 days a week over 8 weeks taking a deep dive into their business with the support of mentors, industry experts, and experienced entrepreneurs. These sessions help educate program participants on how to define their business, build their brand, and launch their venture, all while building a community with the other entrepreneurs participating in the program.

Summer Fellowship is CCEI’s flagship program and has prepared startups to launch their company, generate revenue, raise funding (grants, investments, etc.), and be accepted into next step opportunities such as incubators and accelerator programs.

The EXTENDED application deadline for the 2023 cohort is Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 11:59pm. Find more information and apply here:

If your application is reviewed and you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to present a short pitch on what your project or company idea is in front of a panel of judges who will be selecting which teams participate. This virtual team pitch is scheduled for March 29th, 2023.

This program is 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.

If you have any questions, please reach out to


Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (primary), Center for Career Development, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Hartford Campus, School of Business - Stamford Campus, UConn Health Dept of Medicine, UConn Health Graduate School, UConn Master Calendar

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