The Governor’s Innovation Fellowship, a State of Connecticut program created to help retain more outstanding college and university graduates with the potential to be business leaders and innovators, is expanding statewide.

The program was launched in 2019 with a pilot program in Stamford. CTNext, which provides valuable resources for supporting entrepreneurs and fostering innovation, is managing the statewide expansion of the Fellowship.

“The Governor’s Innovation Fellowship offers qualifying graduates a chance to build a strong foundation to their careers through meaningful employment in one of Connecticut’s innovation-based companies, combined with a program focused on professional development, leadership training, and networking,” explained CTNext Executive Director Glendowlyn Thames.

“The Fellowship also provides young professionals the opportunity to be one of the founding members of a professional community that will grow and contribute to shaping the direction of the state’s—and the nation’s—business future for generations,” she added.

Learn more about the fellowship program.

Photo: Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont speaks with members of the 2020-2021 Governor’s Innovation Fellowship inaugural cohort at a Stamford reception celebrating their completion of the program.