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READY TO CONQUER

We are looking for entrepreneurs that are ready to take the next big step

You are an entrepreneur who has created something special. You have validated your concept, tested the market, assembled a team and developed a plan. Your business has high growth potential. Now, you are ready to launch or scale up your venture, however you don't have a lot of experience working with investors. Apply today and if you are selected, you will meet folks from the investment community who will help you achieve your next major milestones for your business. This is your stepping stone to success.

 
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INTRODUCING PARTNERS ON PROSPECT

Investors helping promising entrepreneurs execute

We are a gathering of venture capitalists, angel investors, private investors, mentors and regional partners that are focused on helping promising local entrepreneurs identify real pathways to success for their venture. Whether it be expanding your leadership team, making connections to valuable partners or raising funds, our group of motivated partners will provide you with honest feedback and will use their experience and networks to help you achieve your goals for your venture.

 

OUR PARTNERS

The "Partners" on Prospect

These are just some of the organizations that you will be presenting to and networking with during our event. All investors, mentors, presenters and spectators must register for the event and purchase a ticket. See Register for Event at the top of your screen.

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LAUNC[H]ARTFORD

Creating Places and Networks Made for Innovators

Launc[H] is the driving force behind the development of Hartford’s innovation ecosystem.
"We’re making Hartford, Connecticut the fastest-growing hub of innovation on the East Coast by connecting startups with industry leaders, talent with businesses poised for growth, and scaling companies with the right resources at the right time"

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VENTURE PARTNERS WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC

Generous Community Members

Venture Partners Wealth Management, LLC (CRD#287854) is a financial advisory firm

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RIVER VALLEY INVESTORS

Support and Generosity

River Valley Investors is the premier angel investor group in the Pioneer Valley, and the #1 source of capital for startups in Western Massachusetts.

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LAUNCH 413

Lasting Impact

We Are Serial Entrepreneurs And Veteran Executives Dedicated To Helping Startups Become Profitable Engines Of Prosperity In Our Region.

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UMERGENCE

Generous Community Members

Develop your ideas. Raise capital.
Hire people to get stuff done.

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VALLEY VENTURE MENTORS

Lasting Impact

We Strive to Prepare Startups for Significant Growth and Investment

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CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Lasting Impact

Leading. Partnering. Creating bold ideas for success.

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RESET

Generous Community Members

Where great companies grow.

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CCEI

Support and Generosity

CCEI provides academic and co-curricular programs that inspires a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation at UConn and throughout Connecticut.

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CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS

Support and Generosity

You want to bring a new idea to life. At Connecticut Innovations, work with a team that shares your passion for possibilities—and backs it up with capital, strategic guidance and connections to a valuable network of partners and resources… the support you need to succeed.

 

OUR PARTNERS: UNIVERSITIES

See the following schools that have partnered with us to participate, network and gain first-hand experience in different aspects of entrepreneurship.

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

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HARTFORD

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WESTERN CONNECTICUT

 

PREPARE WITH A VENTURE CAPITALIST

Apply, get selected, and get ready

We select only the most promising ventures for our events. Once your application is submitted and approved, a venture capitalist will work with you on your business plan and presentation to ensure that you are ready for our next event. All presenters will receive a 50% discount of the regular ticket price.

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PRESENT YOUR VENTURE TO THE AUDIENCE

This is your opportunity to communicate to investors and audience members what you have created and what makes your venture a compelling investment. You and your team will have 5 minutes to take the audience through your story and your winning strategy.

Please see helpful links below:  

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VVM Mentorship presentation

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RECEIVE FEEDBACK AND DETERMINE YOUR NEXT STEPS FOR YOUR VENTURE

After the presentations are complete, our partners are committed to providing you with valuable feedback and helping you make the necessary connections to help you succeed. Whether it's funding, team expansion, marketing strategy or prototype development, you will know where you need to go, and how to get there by the end of the event.

 

PAST PARTICIPANTS

These are some of the incredible start-up companies that joined us to present their ventures to our partners. It has been very exciting watching these companies grow and further their success.


We invite you to sign up and join this group of amazing entrepreneurs that we've been fortunate to help.

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AQUALUMOS

Per and Poly Fluoro Alkyl Substances (PFAS) are synthetic chemicals found in many industrial and household products due to their unique properties. PFAS are persistent and bio-accumulative. They are present in many of our water sources and can cause a number of serious health issues. Aqualumos is developing integrative technology for water utilities and manufacturers to cost effectively remediate PFAS and meet regulatory requirements.

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COLUMNS DANCE

Columns Dance and Wellness Centre is a premier dance space located in the heart of downtown Hartford. Housed on the main floor of the former G-Fox building, Columns will include a 200 seat fully outfitted theater with a bar and concessions, sprung-floor dance studios for rehearsals, a full spectrum of dance classes for children, adults, professionals and pre-professionals, fitness and wellness services geared towards dancers also open to the downtown community, office and co-working spaces for daily and monthly rent. The 10,000 square foot space includes a mezzanine and 18’ ceiling needed for dance performances.

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SMS360

SMS360 (Safety Management Systems, Inc.) is a comprehensive risk management tracking, monitoring, and reporting system that incorporates numerous capabilities that are important to businesses of all sizes. SMS360 is programmed to be flexible and configurable to meet requirements for multiple Industries. SMS360 puts customers in control of their Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) needs and protects their workers and businesses in the most high-risk areas of operations.

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TRUE GIVEN

True Given is a platform for supporting impact-related giving for all educational institutions to improve student success rates. That’s why we created a platform that allows a donor to give to causes that are close to their hearts and we show you how every dollar is spent, how they made a difference and how grateful the students are. Our value proposition is that not only will our service increase retention rates and serve as an early alert system to identify students in need, research has also shown that there will be an increase in overall giving to the institution.

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS THAT WANT TO PRESENT

Are you a high growth potential venture? Do you have a novel product or idea? Have you written a business plan? Then you might be ready to present your business at Partners on Prospect. Click below to learn how to apply.

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