Entrepreneurship


UConn’s New Parrot Device Start Up

How can you get illiterate people to follow written prescription directions? That’s the big question I tried answering after returning from Ghana in May 2013. After working in a medical clinic for a week, our team noticed that patients were not following their dosage instructions. The illiterate patients couldn’t read the medication labels we were giving them. Since they couldn’t understand these labels, the patients were Continue Reading


Second Thursday…A D.I.Y. Support Group

coffee

This is a guest post by Arthur (Art) Schwartz ’54 (CLAS). Art is a retired UConn alumnus, class of ’54, who built a small, successful business producing trade shows, consumer events, as well as managing trade associations and publishing a regional trade magazine.

“As the owner of a small business, do you sometimes feel alone and isolated? I certainly did. With another small business owner and friend, we did something about it.  ‘Second Thursday’ became the name of a group we formed to act as each other’s consultants and our board of directors.

We each agreed to recruit two or three other Small Business Entrepreneurs (SBE’s) and meet once a month for two hours over bagels and coffee.  The initial purpose we proposed would be to discuss the common and unique problems each member encountered.Continue Reading