Innovation Destination: Hartford is designed to showcase and serve the Greater Hartford region’s entrepreneurial community. Here you’ll be able to check out new Connecticut-area startups, entrepreneurs, events and the various players that make up our entrepreneurial community. You’ll find the resources you’ll need to start and grow your business and discover why the Hartford region is a great place to live, work and make an impact!
Delanea Davis, Co-Founder, Solstice Strategy Partners
“Having a community of other business owners to lean on is key because no one can support an entrepreneur like other entrepreneurs who have been through the highs and lows.”
Scott Cleary, President and Chief Servant, SMC Partners, LLC
"We can leverage our collective knowledge and technology and we can make Hartford an innovation center. We can bring the city back and then some."
Lelaneia Dubay, Co-Founder, Hartford Flavor Company
“Having a renaissance in Hartford means industry, it means manufacturing. We carefully chose Hartford as part of our name. We wanted to contribute something to Hartford. It means a lot to us to be a part of the fabric that Hartford is.”
Jessica Dodge, Senior Program Associate, CTNext
“Entrepreneurs are better and stronger if they have the tools to do it themselves. CTNext helps guide them to the tools they need to become independent and self-sufficient. A startup company’s success is the success of our program.”
Scott Barbanel, Head Brewer and Founder, Still Hill Brewery
“Along with the tremendous growth in craft beer in Connecticut, there is a strong market desire for locally crafted beers. It’s the perfect time to start a brewery in Connecticut.”
Tell Your Story
Do you have a Hartford success story? Are you a budding startup or a successful entrepreneur eager to share your experiences? Contact us today and tell your story!