Innovation Destination Hartford

Innovation Destination Hartford is an information hub for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and professionals. The initiative is dedicated to facilitating connections within our entrepreneurial community and supporting startups and second-stage companies throughout the Hartford Region.

Innovation Destination Hartford

Innovation Destination Hartford is an information hub for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and professionals. The initiative is dedicated to facilitating connections within our entrepreneurial community and supporting startups and second-stage companies throughout the Hartford Region.

Innovation Destination Hartford

Innovation Destination Hartford is an information hub for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and professionals. The initiative is dedicated to facilitating connections within our entrepreneurial community and supporting startups and second-stage companies throughout the Hartford Region.

Innovation Destination Hartford

Innovation Destination Hartford is an information hub for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and professionals. The initiative is dedicated to facilitating connections within our entrepreneurial community and supporting startups and second-stage companies throughout the Hartford Region.

Innovation Destination Hartford

Innovation Destination Hartford is an information hub for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and professionals. The initiative is dedicated to facilitating connections within our entrepreneurial community and supporting startups and second-stage companies throughout the Hartford Region.

Entrepreneur Insights

Connecticut entrepreneurs share wisdom and advice about their entrepreneurial experiences.

CT Lifestyle

Food and drink entrepreneurs and arts and culture organizations are key players in Connecticut’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Startups

Read success stories and lessons learned from dozens of startups in every stage from many different industries.

Innovation

Innovative activity throughout the Hartford region is putting Connecticut on the map as a top-ranking innovation hub.

Women in Business

IDH spotlights Hartford-area women-owned businesses, startups, and leaders.

UpBeats

In our challenging social and economic environment, we’re highlighting stories about the dedication and resilience of the people and businesses in our community.

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August 3, 2021

Reboot Eco Finds Small Business Success in CT

After learning more about recycling and issues surrounding plastic waste and pollution, environmental supporter Yasemin Ugurlu wanted to make more of a difference. So, in March 2021, she founded Reboot Eco, a refill shop that supplies sustainable, zero-waste household cleaners and bath products. Yasemin and…

July 29, 2021

Creative Entrepreneur Helps Brand and Market Other Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur and artist Jasleni Brito launched her business Jasleni Art & Design in June 2017 and has since evolved to support aspiring and growing entrepreneurs with graphic design, marketing, and branding. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manger Nan Price connected with Jasleni when they became involved with…

July 22, 2021

reSET Retail Business Incubator

Through collaboration with Breakfast Lunch & Dinner (BLD) and reSET, the Retail Incubator program will support entrepreneurs ready to sell their unique products in Hartford and beyond. The program is open to those ready to launch a passion-project or those who are already in business…

July 20, 2021

Boundless Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Inspiring, innovative, and entrepreneurial. Nick Wagner Sr. is passionate about lifting others up and helping them reach their full potential. In addition to his role as Organizational Development Consultant at Cigna, Nick is Founder of InnovateCT, Founder of the Full Potential Movement and, most recently,…

July 19, 2021

Hartford Startup InsureGood

InsureGood Founder and CEO Meredith Messenger launched her insurance and professional services agency in June 2021. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price spoke with Meredith about building a startup and empowering female entrepreneurs. NAN PRICE: Have you always been entrepreneurial? MEREDITH MESSENGER: I’ve always been…

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