About the Master of Engineering in Global Entrepreneurship Program

The goal of UConn’s Master of Engineering in Global Entrepreneurship program is to nurture entrepreneurial enterprises and promote a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in Connecticut.

Your success is our success.

Why are we Different?

  • We help you to embed within the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Connecticut, and connect you with key investors across the state and the the region (Boston, New York City) that will help your start-up take off and excel in Connecticut.
  • We are one of the very few engineering-focused entrepreneurial graduate degrees in the country, and the first in Connecticut.
  • UConn ranks as one of the top-25 public universities in the country, and has an impressive array of entrepreneurial resources, faculty, and staff ready to bring your start-up to the next level.
  • Full scholarships are available. 

Here’s How it Works:

Students selected for UConn’s Master of Engineering in Global Entrepreneurship program learn to become a successful entrepreneur by actually launching their own high-tech startup business.

In this program, you will learn through actually doing:

  • How to incorporate your business and learn to protect financial and IP interests.
  • Your market, your advantages over competitors, and your value to future customers.
  • How to work with business and technical partners as you make contacts and grow your team.
  • How to win regional competitions for technology startups.
  • How to apply for federal (SBIR/STTR) and state seed funding.
  • How to secure private funding without giving away too much.
  • How to access to incubator space.
  • How to develop a minimum viable product.
  • How to mature a business plan.
  • How to plan an exit strategy.

But it doesn’t end there.

Master of Engineering in Global Entrepreneurship is Stage 1 of a 3-stage progression to grow the entrepreneurial network in the state.

In Stage 1, as a Student Entrepreneur, you will be earning your master’s degree as you focus full-time on establishing you own successful high-tech company.
In Stage 2, you may choose to apply to the Technology Incubation Program (TIP) as a Resident Entrepreneur, where you will receive business support, actively network and engage with other entrepreneurs and investors, and secure external funding.
In Stage 3, as a Principal Entrepreneur, where you will transition out of the incubator and become embedded into the Connecticut entrepreneurial network, where you will continue to develop your technology and expand your operations.

So what are you waiting for?

Want to know more? View Plan of Study