Innovation Destination Hartford

IDH is an information hub for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and professionals. The initiative is dedicated to facilitating connections within our entrepreneurial community and supporting startups and second-stage companies throughout the Hartford Region.

Innovation Destination Hartford

IDH is an information hub for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and professionals. The initiative is dedicated to facilitating connections within our entrepreneurial community and supporting startups and second-stage companies throughout the Hartford Region.

Innovation Destination Hartford

IDH is an information hub for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and professionals. The initiative is dedicated to facilitating connections within our entrepreneurial community and supporting startups and second-stage companies throughout the Hartford Region.

Innovation Destination Hartford

IDH is an information hub for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and professionals. The initiative is dedicated to facilitating connections within our entrepreneurial community and supporting startups and second-stage companies throughout the Hartford Region.

Innovation Destination Hartford

IDH is an information hub for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and professionals. The initiative is dedicated to facilitating connections within our entrepreneurial community and supporting startups and second-stage companies throughout the Hartford Region.

Innovation Destination Hartford

IDH is an information hub for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and professionals. The initiative is dedicated to facilitating connections within our entrepreneurial community and supporting startups and second-stage companies throughout the Hartford Region.

Innovation Destination Hartford

IDH is an information hub for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and professionals. The initiative is dedicated to facilitating connections within our entrepreneurial community and supporting startups and second-stage companies throughout the Hartford Region.

Entrepreneur Insights

Connecticut entrepreneurs share wisdom and advice about their entrepreneurial experiences.

CT Lifestyle

Food and drink entrepreneurs and arts and culture organizations are key players in Connecticut’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Startups

Read success stories and lessons learned from dozens of startups in every stage from many different industries.

Innovation

Innovative activity throughout the Hartford region is putting Connecticut on the map as a top-ranking innovation hub.

Women in Business

IDH spotlights Hartford-area women-owned businesses, startups, and leaders.

Initiatives

Local people, businesses, and organizations are hard at work to make Connecticut a thriving place to live, play, and start and grow businesses.

Featured Stories

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September 9, 2022

WORK_SPACE Supports Community, Artists, and Entrepreneurs

WORK_SPACE has become a destination on Main Street in Manchester for startups, professionals, and artists. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price spoke with Manager Stacey Zackin to learn more. NAN PRICE: What is WORK_SPACE? STACEY ZACKIN: We’re a coworking, meeting, and gallery space housed in…

September 8, 2022

From Baker to Business Owner

Little Owls Bakery Founder Stephanie Barnes turned her love of baking into a thriving business making custom themed cookies. She spoke with MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price about what it’s like to step into business ownership. NAN PRICE: Have you always known you wanted…

August 30, 2022

RINZED Provides Innovative Laundry Service in Connecticut

RINZED LLC provides an innovative approach to laundry service. It works by having “washtub” laundry facilities throughout Hartford County that send out hub carriers to pick up, clean, and return customers’ laundry. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price spoke with Co-Owner Rahjay Lugg to learn…

August 16, 2022

Utilizing Local Resources

Support for Small Business Owners, Startups & Entrepreneurs Local entrepreneurs, small business owners, startups, innovators, makers, and creators, here’s a PSA: You don’t have to go it alone. From free business advisors to incubators and accelerators, we’re fortunate that our community is filled with plenty…

August 15, 2022

Helping Local Small Businesses Thrive

NAN PRICE: How did you develop the concept for Giverrang and how has it evolved? MARK WALERYSIAK JR.: In 2010, I was working in community and economic development. I was involved with a downtown revitalization project in Bristol and eventually worked for the Central Connecticut…

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