CTNEXT

CTNEXT The CTNEXT network strengthens and opens up statewide and local networks so entrepreneurs can access the knowledge, resources and opportunities they need to succeed.

What's the value to me?

If you are a high-growth start-up or stage 2 company looking for growth advising or innovation vouchers.

Description & Overview

The CTNEXT network strengthens and opens up statewide and local networks so entrepreneurs can access the knowledge, resources and opportunities they need to succeed.

Services

Growth Company Advisors:

  • Provides high potential companies with an experienced growth advisor to be their coach and trusted advisor to identify priority needs
  • Customized action plans to address priority needs and overcome growth challenges
  • Help validating business ideas, refining strategy and operations, preparing for investment, and finding talent
  • Expedited access to resources through a growing network of local and statewide Partners

Innovation Vouchers:

  • Provide funding for early stage companies to work with a service provider to overcome innovation challenges.
  • Vouchers are unmatched grants, valued up to $10,000, that are paid to a service provider to complete a defined business or technology development project.

Criteria

  • Be either a startup (often but not always less than 10 employees) or stage 2 company (often but not always less than 100 employees).
  • Be identified as a “growth ready” company by a CTNEXT official.

Contact

222 Pitkin Street
East Hartford, CT 06108

Katherine Kuzmeskas
P: 860-289-0878 x 346
W: CTNEXT

Phases:

Idea
Business Model Discovery / Validation
Launch
Scale

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