Find out how three career planning startups throughout Greater Hartford are working hard to ensure future graduates are well-prepared to enter the workforce.
Social Impact Startup Engages Students in Career Development
CareerPath Mobile President/CEO Richard Portelance and Managing Partner Ben Grinnell developed a mobile platform designed to engage students and track their progress. In 2017, the startup participated in the reSET Impact Accelerator, a program designed for entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development.
“When you’re in a startup, sometimes it’s as though you have blinders on. All you know is what’s in front of you,” says Managing Partner Ben Grinnell.
“Programs like the reSET Accelerator help to take away those blinders so you can look at the big picture and figure out the steps to take to get your company from Point A to Point B,” he adds.
West Hartford Entrepreneur Launches Innovative Teletherapy Startup
West Hartford-based entrepreneur and therapist Marc Lehman, LMFT, Co-Founder of the Family Resource Development Center, LLC, talks about his new startup Dorm Room Counseling, a “teletherapy” counseling service that enables him to provide counseling services online.
“The online option has really flourished over the last few years,” says Mark. “Kids were telling their friends at school about it and it became a service that was an aside to my practice.”
CT Entrepreneur Launches Career Coaching Startup
Susan Schaefer, Founder and Owner of Academic Coaching Associates, was getting inquiries from parents seeking coaching help for their recently graduated children who needed help with their job search process. She recognized a market need and created a startup, Launch Career Coaching.
“At some point, we realized maybe we should package this service and promote it. We weren’t doing any marketing at all and we had all these clients,” Susan recalls.
Stay tuned for an upcoming feature story with Lisa Goldstein, Founder of Your College Process, a Connecticut startup that works with students on their college application process