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!
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.”
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.”
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!