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"Life requires that you’re nimble in order to succeed. It’s not necessarily about pivoting; it’s about adapting to change."
"To be an entrepreneur, the easiest way to start is by starting. Then persevere. You’ve got to ride the waves and continue to move forward."
“A true entrepreneur really looks at things with a different lens. When other people are enjoying an experience, you’re always seeing opportunities."
Brett BroesderBrett Broesder, Co-Founder and Vice President
"We believe there is tremendous opportunity for economic growth in cities and towns across the state, including Hartford."
Ali OshinskieFounder, Podstories
It doesn’t get much better than Connecticut. The startup scene is really big here. I’m just beginning to get involved. And in Connecticut, it can be both a place where ideas are growing and I’m growing. That seems like a cool marriage, right?
Alex RomanFounder, Listenable
The entrepreneurial ecosystem is alive and well in Connecticut and I’ve built a new network of people and team that will support the venture and make my startup successful.
Kristine Schlichting, Ph.D.Chief Psychologist and Director, Hopewell Health Solutions
reSET has not only provided me a model to grow my business, but most importantly, it has provided the mentoring and networks I really need.
The mentors who have contributed to my efforts in launching Untapped Potential have been terrific. Resources from reSET and the Women’s Business Center as well as other industry leaders have stepped up to support our incubating endeavor.
Connecticut is filled with talent, innovation, and resources. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be informed about the reSET accelerator.
There are so many good, innovative things happening here in Connecticut and we have great resources too—people, education, and financing.
I’m working with truly remarkable companies and discovering so many amazing things about the Greater Hartford region—Connecticut really is a great place to start and grow a business.
Jeff SteinbergCo-Creater Ten Minute Tai Chi
Connecticut has a very educated and socially conscious population. The quality of life is high and resources are plentiful. This is a great place to do business.
The culture and sense of community among startups is just so contagious and inspiring. The more we work with others, the more motivated we are to succeed.
DALANEA DAVISCo-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.
MIKE-CHARLES NAHOUNOUFounder & 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.
MIKE MORRISFounder & 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.
MARK KEELEYCo-Founder, Obvia LLC
We started becoming involved with the entrepreneurial ecosystem before we even put together our idea to get it patented.
SAMUEL KINGGuru of Marketing and Business Development, Blue Earth Compost
We see ourselves as part of an emerging entrepreneur community in Hartford that is working really hard toward an economic renaissance in the city.
LELANEIA DUBAYCo-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.
JESSICA DODGESenior Program Associate, CTNEXT
Entrepreneurs are better and stronger if they have the tools to do it themselves. CTNext helps guide them to the tools they need to become independent and self-sufficient. A startup company’s success is the success of our program.
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