CTNext recently added Design Technologies and Nerac Inc. to its Partner Program.
Design Technologies advises entrepreneurs in the life science industries, providing workshops and coaching to help accelerate venture investment, partnerships, and the recruitment of management to the venture.
Nerac is a global research and advisory firm for companies developing innovative products and technologies that will support the identification, assessment, mentoring, and development of technology-based startups in northeastern Connecticut.
“We are delighted to welcome two new partners into the burgeoning CTNext family,” said Glendowlyn Thames, Executive Director of CTNext.
“The CTNext Partner Program continues to be a vital part of Connecticut’s innovation ecosystem, offering immeasurable resources and guidance to local entrepreneurs,” she added. “The addition of Design Technologies and Nerac strengthens our network, and we look forward to working with them to further support life science and technology entrepreneurs.”
Design Technologies is setting out to create the ABCT program, a customized entrepreneurship curriculum for life science entrepreneurs in Connecticut. The ABCT program will help expand the entrepreneurs business network in order to accelerate venture investment, partnerships and the recruitment of management to the ventures. Design Technologies will receive up to $720,000 for a period of three years from CTNext to build and execute the program.
CTNext’s engagement with Nerac will focus on the Nerac Incubator and XcellR8 program, which support the identification, assessment, mentoring and development of technology-based startups in northeastern Connecticut, particularly those out of the University of Connecticut. The incubator will build upon the existing network and community of entrepreneurs associated with the XcellR8 program. CTNext has allocated up to $110,000 for the first year.
Any organization with a project that can help Connecticut entrepreneurs grow their companies, create jobs, boost revenues, and find talent can apply to become a CTNext Partner through the online rolling application process.
About Nerac Inc.
For more information about Nerac, visit www.nerac.com and follow on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @nerac_insights. Learn more in our interview with Kevin Bouley, President and CEO of Nerac: