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Entrepreneurship Foundation

  • A suite of resources for entrepreneurs
  • Networking, a semiannual competition, and a crowdfunding platform are among the benefits
  • Focus on Connecticut educators and students


A 501(c)3 organization providing resources to support the education and execution of entrepreneurial ideas. In addition to networking resources, the Entrepreneurship Foundation supports a semiannual competition, a crowdfunding platform, and other ways to assist professors or startups.

Who’s it for?

Any Connecticut entrepreneur, with an emphasis on educators and students


To provide effective resources for educators ​and entrepreneurs.

Resources & Services


The Entrepreneurship Foundation provides resources for both educators and entrepreneurs, including business planning workbooks, teaching aids, and information on nearby business incubators.


The Entrepreneurship Foundation offers a way for entrepreneurs to find apprenticeships and internships, and for experienced professionals to sign up as mentors for new entrepreneurs. The organization also holds monthly meetings of the Entrepreneurs Society, giving members a chance to share information and attend workshops. An online forum also gives members a chance to connect.


The New Venture Challenge Course is an interdisciplinary, intercollegiate credit course in entrepreneurship. Students explore topics such as idea formation and feasibility analysis, and may present an idea or concept to be developed during the course. Eight Connecticut colleges and universities currently participate in this course, which is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Foundation.


A semiannual business plan competition invites Connecticut high school and college students to share their pitch for a chance at startup grants and services, including legal, patent searches, and rent at a makerspace or co-working space.


The Entrepreneurship Foundation hosts a crowdfunding platform to assist entrepreneurs with raising money for pre-startup expenses such as research and development, prototyping, and patent applications. Entrepreneurs set minimum and target amounts, and funds are only distributed if the minimum amount is reached; a 3 percent listing fee is also charged.


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