Pre-Seed Fund (CI)

Pre-Seed Fund (CI) Up to $150,000 in pre-seed funding for companies in the technology industries.

What's the value to me?

If you are looking for up to $150,000 in pre-seed funding for companies in the technology industries.

Description & Overview

CI pre-seed funding helps entrepreneurs gain access to third-party business resources that can assist with:

  • Development of proof of concepts
  • Prototype development
  • Hiring new employees/assembling teams
  • Intellectual property development
  • Business plan development
  • Technology assessments
  • Market analyses
  • Market entry strategy development
  • Accounting, legal and other business advisory services


  • Up to $150,000 – for pre-seed expenses (50% match from private sources required)
  • Additional funding may be available to clients of the Pre-Seed Fund
  • CTech Technology Business Incubators


  • Be principally located in Connecticut and registered with the Secretary of State.
  • Have not less than 75 percent of their employees working in Connecticut.
  • Targets initial start-up of companies emerging from universities, business incubators and other points of inception throughout the state.
  • Opportunities that will have the potential to create viable technology businesses with local jobs.
  • Has been in operation less than seven years.
  • Is in a development stage of its technology,
  • Has non-recurring revenues from non-grant sources of less than $2 million
  • Has fewer than 25 employees.


Business Model Discovery / Validation

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