Original post date: August 6, 2015* 

Welcome to Innovation Destination: Hartford. The MetroHartford Alliance and its partners are excited to launch this site, which will serve to showcase the entrepreneur landscape in Greater Hartford and help connect entrepreneurs to resources.

Let me first acknowledge those who contributed to the launch: the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) team, which did an amazing job developing the site! Co-Communications, which nailed the logo! Tim Laubacher, whose work on Launch EZ will pay great dividends to entrepreneurs seeking resources. Nan Price, our website curator, who has the phenomenal ability to bring a story to life. And, to all the volunteers who provided input to the site—a big thank you.

We want IDH to serve as a dynamic marketing tool for the Hartford region, galvanize our entrepreneur community and support entrepreneurs throughout Connecticut.

The website will be frequently refreshed with new content and will maintain regular features, including profiles of local entrepreneurs, supporters, companies, higher education people and programs; an events showcase; a daily calendar; book reviews; awards and recognitions; and a blog.

You’ll note there is a link to Hartford.com to ensure viewers can easily connect to all things happening in Hartford.

The IDH site aims to reflect the spirit of the community and, in turn, will need your support. We encourage you to be active on the blog and social media and refer stories of entrepreneur successes. Look for enhancements to the site over the next several weeks, particularly as related to entrepreneur resources.

In the meantime, we ask for your input regarding ways to improve and enhance the site. It’s time to get your creative juices flowing and take ownership! We welcome your thoughts.

About the Author
John Shemo is Vice President & Director of Economic Development at the MetroHartford Alliance.*

*John retired in April 2019. Read his interview with Website Curator Nan Price IDH Encourages Business Creation.