The objective of the Innovation Ecosystem is to identify Connecticut based startups and small growth businesses and connect them with appropriate financial and professional resources. To receive these services, eligible companies must be selected by an Innovation Hub after completing the intake process. The steps to complete the intake process include.
Step 1: Complete the Growth Company Assessment
After reviewing the eligibility criteria, tell us about your venture and your current needs by completing a Growth Company Assessment. This questionnaire tells us about your company, team, finances and market. It helps us know what challenges you currently face and how you hope we can help. It takes about 30 minutes to complete this form. We’ll send an email confirmation to the email address provided as well as a copy of your submission.
Step 2: Discovery Meeting
If your company is selected to participate, a meeting will be set up with a Growth Company Advisor in your local Innovation Hub. Our Advisors are experienced technology professionals who have created, managed and sold companies as well as developed products across numerous sectors. Advisors review your business and goals, helping you tackle a range of challenges and identify valuable resources.
Step 3: Engage and grow
As you grow your business, your Advisor and Innovation Hub officials will continue to be there to help you identify and address key opportunities and challenges, and determine the resources that are right for you.
For more information on the process and available programs, contact an official in your local Hub.