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!
This story was originally posted on Connecticut by the Numbers November 21, 2016. Improvements in Connecticut’s “Main Street Entrepreneurship” has pushed the state’s ranking to 9th among the nation’s 25 smaller states, up from 12th a year ago, in the latest analysis from the Kauffman Foundation. The nation as a whole and most states and metro areas are experiencing higher rates of small business activity, according to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Main Street Entrepreneurship. Nationally, there was a sharp uptick in the survival rate of businesses in the last […]
Samuel King, Guru of Marketing and Business Development , Blue Earth Compost
“We see ourselves as part of an emerging entrepreneur community in Hartford that is working really hard toward an economic renaissance in the city."
Mark Keeley, Co-Founder, Obvia LLC
“We started becoming involved with the entrepreneurial ecosystem before we even put together our idea to get it patented.”
Mike Morris is Founder and Owner, RecDesk
“The Small Business Incubator Grant Program—a program provided by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology—and Department of Economic and Community Development Small Business Express Program programs have enabled RecDesk to grow and hire faster than would have been possible without them.”
Mike-Charles Nahounou, Founder & CFO, TimePost
“I believe it is important to be active in your startup community. We have the ability to create and sustain new markets if we demonstrate a willingness to stick together and prioritize homegrown products and services.”
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.”
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