HCC student Shauna (pictured on right) shows off different materials and textiles needed during a sewing workshop to other students
Shauna gets Quentin (pictured second on the right) ready to try out a serger machine, while Trust (pictured on left) practices her sewing skills
Werth Coordinator Alethea leads students through usage of the embroidery machine. It can run both pre-made patterns and original designs via USB.
Community member John Ash walks the group through the design of a 3-D printer and its application for the real world before moving to an actual print
Help for Your Side Hustle
Fashion center, UV imprinter, Photo studio, Workbench
Studio 2 Design computer
with Adobe software and Color Printer
Mentoring and Training
- Student Company Outlet Store (brick-and-mortar and online)
- Access to Music Studio and Commercial Kitchen
- Startup and Growth Grants and Loan Guarantees
Located in the former Beacon Cafeteria.Download the PDF For More Info!
Spring 2022 Major Events
Werth Center Open House
Feb 8 Tuesday 5:30 pm
Come and promote your idea and learn how we can help. Pizza served. Meet successful student entrepreneurs
Student Entrepreneur Pop-up Showcase
Mar 23 Wednesday 10:30 am – 2:00 pm in the Werth Center
Cash awards for best exhibit and best new product or service. For free table apply by March13 at www.back-offices.com/HCC. Sell your products or services or bring a mock-up for market research.
Community College 60-Second Elevator Pitch Competition
Apr 7 Thursday 6:30 pm via Zoom
Over $1000 in cash awards. Create a 60-video pitch and register it at www.Back-Offices.com/cc.
CT Collegiate Business Competition and Conference
Apr 22 Friday 1 pm –5 pm at Housatonic Events Center
$20,000 in cash grants to launch or grow your business www.entrepreneurshipfoundation.org/business-competitions
Digital Game Competition
Apr 30 Saturday (Quinnipiac University)
$10,000 in cash awards
Fashion Show and Competition
August (Paier University in Bridgeport)
$10,000 in cash awards.
The Werth Center has a fashion section to help you prepare