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If you are looking for training and the chance to win startup funding.
Innovation Destination: Hartford is designed to showcase and serve the greater Hartford region's entrepreneurial community. Here you'll be able to check out new Connecticut-area startups, entrepreneurs, events and the various players that make up our entrepreneurial community. You'll find the resources you'll need to start and grow your business and discover why the Hartford region is a great place to live, work and make an impact!
- Excellent networking opportunity.
- Initial business ideas are pitched in 60 seconds.
- Participants form into teams around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote).
- Once the ideas are decided, there is a frenzy of business modeling, designing and prototyping; with the support of design, marketing, production and legal coaches.
- The weekend culminates with demos and pitches to investor.
Winning team receives $20,000 in legal services, access to potential investors, office space to launch their ventures.
- Any business ideas are eligible (whether for-profit, "social" businesses, nonprofit organizations, etc.); however, the event is strongly tech-oriented.
- Existing businesses cannot be pitched.