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Connecticut Accelerators & Incubators

Accelerators and incubators provide resources to guide early-stage companies toward profitability.

  • CTNext is Connecticut’s innovation ecosystem, like an incubator helping entrepreneurs validate their ideas
  • For entrepreneurs, CTNext has unique mentor programs, seminars and onsite workspaces
  • CTNext is a support system that steps in with customized help right when entrepreneurs need it most
  • An “Innovation Place” offering support to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the New Haven region
  • Oversees numerous programs, shared facilities, and other initiatives
  • Solicits public input for economic development strategies
  • A nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development, and communications initiatives
  • The voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast
  • Convenes clean energy stakeholders dedicated to growing the state and the region’s clean energy economy
  • A shared work environment for small businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Allows businesses to share resources
  • Entrepreneurs from different businesses can interact socially
  • A business incubator for insurance technology entrepreneurs
  • Fee-free resources such as office space and marketing support
  • Networking connections to a variety of professionals
  • A six-month program to support those pursuing entrepreneurial activities in bioscience
  • Participants receive pitch support as well as access to mentors and investors
  • Designed to foster bioscience innovation and commercialization in Connecticut
  • A business accelerator specializing in women-owned companies
  • Annual pitch competition offers grants to winners
  • Entrepreneurs are connected with mentors to provide guidance on a variety of topics
  • A business incubator and co-working space, owned and developed by the Hamden Economic Development Corporation
  • Members receive working space, access to an on-site mentor, connections to professional services, and more
  • Workforce education and financing services also offered
  • A university-based incubator for high-tech startups
  • Provides access to campus facilities, as well as opportunities for networking and grants
  • Goal of fostering economic development in the southwestern Connecticut and the state as a whole
  • Provides co-working and office space for the biological business community
  • Offers commercial-grade labs with affordable leases
  • Led by a team of expert scientists and entrepreneurial professionals