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.

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.

Initiatives

Local people, businesses, and organizations are hard at work to make Connecticut a thriving place to live, play, and start and grow businesses.

Featured Stories

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January 21, 2022

CT Startup Invites You To Enjoy A Proper Cup Of Tea

Take Tea owner Nann Thomson wants to create an experience. Her newly opened tea room isn’t merely a restaurant, it’s a destination. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price spoke with Nann about her dream of creating an authentic place for people to enjoy a leisurely…

January 5, 2022

Junity Helps Create Opportunities for Local Youth

Junity President Janoye Williams teamed up with friends Chiziterem Uwaga and Alula Shiferaw to create a mobile application and web dashboard that connects students with local scholarships, college prep, employment, and mentorship opportunities. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price spoke with Janoye to learn more…

January 3, 2022

Rundown Comes to Hartford’s Pratt Street

Apparel and footwear company Rundown is setting up shop in downtown Hartford. Owner Christian Scott spoke with MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price about how his passion for athletic shoes evolved into a Connecticut business. NAN PRICE: Have you always known you wanted to start…

December 28, 2021

My Local Chefs Creates An Innovative Revenue Stream for Connecticut Food Businesses

Entrepreneur Vanessa Sena is the brains behind My Local Chefs, an online platform that connects Connecticut chefs, farmers, and producers with local homes, where people can enjoy a variety of healthy prepared foods. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price chatted with Vanessa about how she…

December 14, 2021

Home Organization Startup Connects with Connecticut Community

Harmonious Homesteads Founder Christina Anthony decided to go for it and launch a home organization business—just before the pandemic hit. Here, she talks with MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price about staying the course and making connections in our local small business community. NAN PRICE:…

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