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.

Innovation

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

Entrepreneur Insights

Connecticut entrepreneurs share wisdom and advice about their entrepreneurial experiences.

Startups

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

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.

CT Lifestyle

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

Women in Business

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

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December 22, 2020

The Goodwin University ENet Program Proves Successful and Continues with Second Cohort

In November 2019, Goodwin University introduced ENet (Entrepreneurial Network), an 18-college credit certificate entrepreneurship program for underserved populations and those formerly and currently incarcerated. ENet graduates are encouraged to launch their own startups while enhancing their financial independence. The first ENet program culminated in August…

December 10, 2020

Curated CT Supports Small Businesses and Showcases Local Artisans

With an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for supporting locally sourced artisans, Donald Pendagast transitioned the business concept he created while earning his Master of Business Administration at the University of Connecticut into Curated CT. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price spoke with Donald about…

December 7, 2020

CT Entrepreneur Still ROCing—and Now Smashing

BODYROC Fit Lab CEO and Founder Shaun Chambers is ambitious, entrepreneurial, and innovative. So, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, he adapted to maintain his two workout facilities in West Hartford and Avon and pushed forward with his plans to open Smash Avenue, a second business…

December 7, 2020

Best Tech Startups in Hartford

Staff from The Tech Tribune staff compiled a list of the best tech startups in Hartford, CT based on: Revenue potential Leadership team Brand/product traction Competitive landscape The startups must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one…

October 30, 2020

CT Photographer Launches Low-Waste Lifestyle Brand

Connecticut entrepreneur Allegra Anderson launched her first business Allegra Anderson Photography in 2013 (read CT Photographer Enjoys Building Her Business in the Hartford Region). At the time, Allegra noted, “People always ask me: What do you do when you’re not taking photos?” Here, she talks…

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