Congratulations to MCB students Taylor Domingue and Sumeet Kadian on becoming 2020-2021 Werth Innovators! Werth Innovators are student ambassadors for entrepreneurship and innovation at UConn who play a central role in building interest and participation in a wide range of programs. They are selected annually from a pool of freshmen applicants based upon their innovative projects and interest in increasing student involvement in entrepreneurship and innovation at the university. These students are awarded a $3,000 scholarship for the 2020-21 school year and receive significant mentoring, programming, and developmental opportunities. During one of their spring breaks, the students will visit Silicon Valley/San Francisco to spend time with UConn alum in the technology and entrepreneurship space.
In December 2017, UConn announced the establishment of The Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation after philanthropist and entrepreneur Peter J. Werth made a historic $22.5 million commitment to UConn. Under University leadership, the Institute brings together student and faculty programs fostering entrepreneurship and innovation that potentially have commercial application and can be used to create new companies. Learn more about the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation