Attracting and retaining talent in the Hartford Region is a high priority for the MetroHartford Alliance. HYPE was formed in 2006 to help young professionals better understand and utilize the assets in this Region.

HYPE encourages cross-collaboration among agencies and organizations that offer programs and activities for young professionals and entrepreneurs. Our membership has grown to more than 3,000 innovative young adults, and our various endeavors include social activities, professional development programs and community service.

Learn more about HYPE and how to get involved.

Recent Updates and Highlights:

2016 Year In Review

  • HYPE Turns 10: 500 attendees celebrated on Front Street and enjoyed food, drinks, entertainment, a HYPE Turns 10 video, proclamation of HYPE Day by Mayor Bronin and unveiling of 10-year anniversary logo.
  • HYPEr Link Program: Strengthen relationships between HYPE and the MetroHartford Alliance Leadership Investors, Strategic Partners and Regional Investors. Currently engaging 15 investors and growing the Ambassadors Committee.
  • Community Involvement: Hosted two successful community collections and exceeded previous collection goals. Successful annual Tee It Up for Charity at the Travelers Championship raised funds for Camp Courant, First Tee of Connecticut, and Junior Achievement of Southwest New England; HYPE Up 2017 Initiative plans to engage several local colleges and universities in select HYPE programming. This will increase awareness of HYPE at local colleges and universities.