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Fall Program

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


CREW CT – The Real Estate Exchange presents:
The Pulse of Entrepreneurship in Hartford

As business leaders, you want to be “in the know” about important trends and business activity.  We are pleased to present this informative program with three speakers intimately involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Connecticut: Fred Wergeles, Director, Entrepreneurial Center & Women's Business Center, University of Hartford Barney School of Business, Ojala Naeem, Managing Director of reSET, and Michelle Cote, Managing Director of the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Connecticut. The panel discussion will be facilitated by CREW CT board member, Monika Avery, Principal, The S/L/A/M Collaborative.

Our Presenters:

Ojala Naeem represents reSET, a Hartford-based organization serving entrepreneurs, particularly those with social impact driven businesses. The organization offers co-working space, accelerator and mentoring programs. Ms. Naeem received her BA in International Studies from Fordham University.

Fred Wergeles is director of the University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center, which provides business advising, technical assistance, educational programs, and networking events to aspiring and existing small businesses throughout Connecticut. Mr. Wergeles received his M.A. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and his B.S. in Physics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Michelle Cote is Managing Director of the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Connecticut School of Business. She received her B.A. in International Environmental Policy from the University of Connecticut and her M.B.A. in Organizational Management and Marketing from The University of Connecticut’s School of Business.

Our Moderator

Monika Avery, Principal and Interior Architecture Practice Leader with The S/L/A/M Collaborative will serve as moderator. An active and long-time CREW CT member, she serves as a National Delegate on our board of directors.

Sign up now - space is limited!

REGISTER ONLINE by Friday, November 3rd!
November 8, 2017

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

7:30 - Networking and
          Breakfast Buffet
8:00 - Panel Discussion

Members - $45
Nonmembers - $55
Students - $10

Hands on Hartford
55 Bartholomew Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Conveniently located ten minutes from Downtown Hartford and West Hartford Center; free onsite parking

Contact Chris Blair at 785.832.1808 or
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