xCITE is an initiative designed to inspire, connect, and support women in the process of leading the next wave of innovation and entrepreneurship in the state of Connecticut. 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.

Target Audience

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.