Innovation Destination: Hartford

Innovation Destination: Hartford is a website designed to showcase and serve the Hartford Region’s entrepreneurial community. At this site, you can check out new Connecticut-area start-ups, entrepreneurs, events and the various players that make up our entrepreneurial community. You’ll find the resources you’ll need to start and grow your business and discover why the Hartford Region is a great place to live, work and make an impact!

The MetroHartford Alliance led development of Innovation Destination: Hartford with help from Co-Communications, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), writer and editor Nan Price, and LaunchEZ. 

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Recent Updates and Highlights:

2016 Year In Review

  • On the Web: Launched website in September 2016 and has become a go-to resource for entrepreneurs throughout Greater Hartford and the State. Site was also recipient of two prestigious national economic development marketing awards.
  • Engagement and Support: With grant assistance from CTNext, engaged the services of a Business Advisor to support the growth of second stage companies in our Region. Since April, the advisor has successfully partnered with 11 diverse companies to support their business growth opportunities.
  • Innovation Places:” Part of a broad coalition of regional entrepreneurial stakeholders that successfully competed for a planning grant from CTNext to develop strategies to establish one or more “Innovation Places” in the Region. The coalition is preparing an application to access $1 million in grant funding annually over the next 3-5 years to attract innovation and entrepreneurial talent in neighborhoods.