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.

Featured Stories

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June 15, 2021

New England Ballet Theatre Brings Innovative Performances to Hartford

New England Ballet Theatre (NEBT) is on a mission to provide high-quality performances and inspirational educational programs and cultivate an appreciation for dance throughout the community. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price spoke with Rachael Gnatowski about how and why she and Co-Founder Emily Orzada…

June 8, 2021

Aquiline Drones And MakerspaceCT Partner To Launch Mobile Manufacturing Pods

By Hartford Business Journal Web Editor Zachary Vasile A Hartford-based aerial drone company is partnering with nonprofit technology incubator MakerspaceCT to roll out mobile manufacturing units it says will bring new job opportunities directly to American households. Aquiline Drones, which manufactures remotely piloted miniature aircraft,…

June 7, 2021

Drumroll Coffee Roasters Talks Entrepreneurial Risks and Entrepreneurial Rewards

Drumroll Coffee Roasters Co-Owner Vincent Federici had an entrepreneurial drive and a love of freshly roasted coffee, which he leveraged into a unique business that provides small-batch, organic, specialty grade coffee beans from around the world. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price visited the shop…

May 24, 2021

Make48 Comes to Hartford

MakerspaceCT will host a Make48 competition in Hartford this October, sponsored by Stanley Black & Decker. Make48 is bringing its 48-hour competition to makerspaces around the continental United States. Some of the nation’s most innovative cities—including Hartford—will compete in their own 48-hour prototyping events in…

May 20, 2021

Dom’s Coffee Talks Success, Growth, and Expansion

By Nan Price, Content Manager MetroHartford Alliance When Asta and Andrius Plankis moved from Lithuania to the United States with their one-year-old Dominic in 2013, they brought with them some combined business ownership and sales experience and a love for experiential coffee shops. Neither had…

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