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By Glendowlyn Thames, Executive Director CTNext Innovation districts have caught on all over the world as an effective vehicle for transforming the economic vitality of a community through public-private partnerships, attracting ...
Founded in 2012, the RiseUP Group provides young adults from urban communities in Connecticut with tools and guidance to help them become business and community leaders. Innovation Destination Hartford Website Curator ...
In honor of Women’s History Month, learn about Hartford-area women who are successful company leaders, mentors, and team players. Mary Ellen Gillespie Director of Athletics at the University of Hartford Achieving success by ...
By Matthew McCooe, CEO Connecticut Innovations Hypergrowth startups are essential for a community’s transformation to an innovation hub. Getting the companies up and running; however, can be a painfully slow process. Waiting ...
Collision is an innovative new pitch competition sponsored by the Middletown Entrepreneurs Work Space (MEWS+) that enables startups and people with big ideas to represent their industries and compete for ...
Join an informative panel discussion about Industry 4.0 on Thursday, March 28 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the UConn Graduate Business Learning Center, 100 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT. The event ...

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  • Brett Broesder, Co-Founder and Vice President, Campaign for Tomorrow’s Jobs

    "We believe there is tremendous opportunity for economic growth in cities and towns across the state, including Hartford." Read More

  • Jessica Dodge, Senior 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.”

  • Mark Scheinberg, President and Founder, Goodwin College

    “The business community in Hartford is really seeking success for everybody. If someone is trying to do something—and they do it with an open heart—they will get more offers of assistance or actual assistance then almost any place I’ve ever been.”

  • Mike-Charles Nahounou, Founder & 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.”

  • Mark Borton, Founder , Rising-Tide Health Care, LLC

    “What’s so cool about working in Greater Hartford is that you can be in a capital city—a small capital city—and with the right idea you can get to the right people and really start to get things going.”