XcellR8 welcomes the Roast Me team
February 7, 2019, Tolland, CT. Nerac is pleased to announce that the next XcellR8@UConn meeting will be Monday, February 11th – 6:00 pm at the Werth Tower Idea Lab on the UConn Storrs campus.
XcellR8 is a powerful advisory program designed to foster innovation in business and support entrepreneurs throughout Connecticut, particularly those originating out of UConn. Leveraging Nerac’s strong and far-reaching network of innovators and entrepreneurs, XcellR8 meetings assemble a comprehensive array of expert professionals who serve to advise and mentor entrepreneurs in all of the various facets of business and product development. The meetings are energetic, interactive gatherings wherein entrepreneurs present their ideas and concepts and gather feedback and guidance from experts in attendance.
Beyond the meetings, XcellR8 aids technology-based and other startups in developing and executing effective, big picture strategic plans by connecting them to relevant, up-to-the-minute resources, including CTNext – Connecticut’s go-to resource for entrepreneurial support. CTNext is partnered with Nerac in support of its XcellR8 and Incubator programs. As a member of the CTNext Partner Program, Nerac plays an important role in CT’s innovation ecosystem by introducing entrepreneurs selected for its XcellR8 program to resources and support systems that can help them carry out plans with success post meeting. An extension of the XcellR8 program, Nerac’s Incubator program makes ideal workspace opportunities available to Nerac’s strong network and community of entrepreneurs.
On February 11th, XcellR8 welcomes the Roast Me team:
Chris Mueller is a Senior Management major with a minor in English. He holds a leadership positions as Vice President of CEO | Creating Economic Opportunity, as well as Treasurer of the Business Management Society. He specializes in content creation, and works part-time with Loeb.NYC as a social media consultant
Ben Morneault is a Senior Management major with an Entrepreneurship concentration and Analytics minor. On campus, he is the President of the Business Management Society, the Ambassador for Innovation Quest and Cooper & Cooper Real Estate, and a member of CEO | Creating Economic Opportunity. He is currently working part-time for a Loeb.NYC start-up, focusing on social media and marketing.
Ato Eyiah is a Senior Economics major with a minor in Analytics. Ato has been a Resident Assistant (RA) for two years and is currently the Transfer Learning Community RA. He works part-time at Loeb.NYC as a social media consultant.
“Roast Me” is a card game where friends’ limits are put to the test. The concept of being roasted is simple; it’s an opportunity for a group of friends or soon to be friends to get to know each other in a comical and intimate setting. The gameplay is centered around two main decks of cards, titled “question” and “mystery.” Question cards include a variety of different specific character traits sure to elicit laughs and blushed faces all around. Mystery cards could entail an even broader spectrum of content, from trivia, to spelling and dare cards.
The idea behind the game is to challenge players to call out their friends for who they really are, good or bad. Have a friend that’s the life of the party? How about one who would spend an hour in front of the mirror? Is someone in the group a hopeless romantic? No matter who your friends are, Roast Me is the game where you can find out how your friends really feel about you. Not to worry; we all have something to get roasted for in the end.
XcellR8@UConn offers a forum encouraging group discussion about the ways in which these teams might go about gathering additional data to validate their assumptions and next steps on the path to move forward.
“The XcellR8@UConn group continues to provide immense value as they advise and mentor student entrepreneurs in all kinds of business and product development endeavors,” said Kevin Bouley, CEO of Nerac. “It’s incredibly rewarding to see our members continue to succeed, and I look forward to having the group brainstorm ideas with the Roast Me team.” Contact XcellR8 to learn more today.
Nerac Inc. is a global research and advisory firm for companies developing innovative products and technologies. Nerac provides expert insights that equip clients with the knowledge to develop or refine a technology, explore market growth opportunities, evaluate intellectual property strategies and respond to regulatory changes. Nerac serves approximately 5,000 users worldwide and delivers over 12,000 research projects and custom alerts each year. Nerac has a long, successful consulting history in a wide-range of industries with significant expertise and extensive data resources supporting client requests in the areas of technology scouting, IP, medical device, engineering, chemistry and advanced materials.
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