Innovation Destination Hartford

IDH 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

IDH 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

IDH 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

IDH 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

IDH 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.

Featured Stories

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October 22, 2021

Baking Enthusiast, Community Supporter, Food Entrepreneur

Bria Day is a bold baker, a humble humanitarian, and the owner of Disheveled Diva. Although she works full-time at Cigna, she turned her passion for baking and giving back to the community into a cottage food business that creates bespoke sweet treats and makes…

October 20, 2021

Hartford Retail Incubator Graduates 12 Local Businesses

reSET, a non-profit entrepreneur support organization, in partnership with Breakfast Lunch & Dinner (BL&D), a community venture building studio, announces the completion of 12 Hartford-based retail businesses from a pilot Retail Incubator made possible by Launc[H] Hartford funding. The Retail Incubator program supports entrepreneurs ready…

October 14, 2021

CT Skin Care Startup Ital Creations

A member of the reSET Retail Incubator inaugural cohort, Ital Creations LLC creates natural and handmade body care products using ingredients that are safer, better for the environment, and easier on the skin than traditional lab-created products. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price spoke with…

October 13, 2021

Hartford Has A Startup Independent Record Label

Funnybone Records is an independent record label and concert promoter based in Hartford. Owner Dylan Healy spoke with MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price about what sets his startup apart and why he became involved with the reSET Retail Incubator. NAN PRICE: What makes Funnybone…

October 11, 2021

CT Startup Offers Reconstructive Breakthrough After Breast Surgery

A medical startup team affiliated with the University of Connecticut is working to create a faster, safer technique that will aid plastic surgeons in reconstruction while minimizing the risk of complications. “As scientists, we want to address medical problems with viable solutions that can change…

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