Originally established as a day-long conference for Connecticut women in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, xCITE has since evolved into so much more! Still dedicated to bringing together women entrepreneurs and organizations from across Connecticut and beyond, xCITE is shifting its focus towards an increased frequency of networking and mentoring opportunities. The result of this shift is a reengineered program with an emphasis on building a committed network of women entrepreneurs and will engage participants year-round in meaningful opportunities designed to connect, support, and inspire.
Hosted by the University of Connecticut, engagement in our program will help to:
- build a network of women entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders launching, growing and supporting businesses in Connecticut
- help to identify areas of opportunity to support women entrepreneurs
- develop skills critical to launching and leading innovative and entrepreneurial projects and ventures
- connect with peers, resources, and support services in Connecticut’s business community.
Through this initiative, the University of Connecticut School of Business seeks to engage a diverse group of Connecticut’s accomplished and promising female entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders. This program is designed to help and inspire women to tap into the power of creativity and innovation to fuel continued business growth, while simultaneously bringing value to women who are in the process of launching and leading their own ventures.
How to Participate
The xCITE Conference was held as an annul event and has transformed into programming that our network can participate in all year. xCITE will host panels, speaker series, workshops, and other engaging events, but will also help women to connect with and find other programs that might best support their businesses and their own professional development.