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.
Investors helping promising entrepreneurs execute
INTRODUCING PARTNERS ON PROSPECT
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.
The "Partners" on Prospect
These are just some of the organizations that you will be presenting to and networking with during our events. We appreciate their partnership in making our events possible.
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"
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.
We Are Serial Entrepreneurs And Veteran Executives Dedicated To Helping Startups Become Profitable Engines Of Prosperity In Our Region.
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.
CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Leading. Partnering. Creating bold ideas for success.
Generous Community Members
Where great companies grow.
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.
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD
WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
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. Sign up here.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Lactation Innovations is dedicated to developing technologies that help mothers breastfeed with confidence. Its cofounders developed the Manoula Device, a convenient and accurate device that informs mothers and providers how much breastmilk a baby has consumed and wirelessly shares the data. With thousands of mothers struggling annually with breastfeeding, this device is equipped to optimize the experience.