Thank you to every entrepreneur, startup, and small business owner who has taken the time to share their success story with Innovation Destination Hartford (IDH) and our viewership. Two years post-launch, we wouldn’t be where we are without all of you!
The IDH team is hard at work to achieve our mission of showcasing and serving the Greater Hartford region’s entrepreneurial community – and confirm that Connecticut is a great place to start and grow your business.
Innovation Destination Hartford Website Curator Nan Price has interviewed and networked with dozens of entrepreneurs and startups throughout Connecticut over the past two years. She says the best part of her job is making connections and watching people achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.
INNOVATION DESTINATION HARTFORD BY THE NUMBERS
- The IDH website has featured more than 550 stories about Connecticut entrepreneurs, startups, initiatives, innovation, and events.
- The website has had about 57,000 unique visitors from around the country and the world.
- The Innovation Destination Hartford Facebook page has more than 800 likes.
- The IDH Twitter account @InnovationHtfd has more than 520 followers.
“The energy Innovation Destination Hartford has created within the entrepreneurial community in Greater Hartford is like nothing we have ever seen,” says Brian Boyer, MetroHartford Alliance Vice President of Communications, Marketing, and Media and Public Relations.
“This initiative is key to leveraging the great minds doing business here,” he adds. “The innovation, creativity, and leadership of IDH builds on this momentum and creates a model that is sustainable for generations to come.”
Innovation Destination Hartford was recognized with Best in Show Award at the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA) 2016 Annual Awards. The website was also recognized by the International Economic Development Council in September 2016.
Visit the Innovation Destination Hartford FAQ page for answers to asked questions about IDH, launching a startup, the Greater Hartford entrepreneurial ecosystem, and how to start and grow your business in Connecticut.