Building Your Company

The journey began with an idea, and now it’s time to build upon it. To prototype. Assemble a team. Attract investors. Time to take that idea and build it into a business. For those at this stage of the entrepreneurial journey, this is where you’ll find the resources to reach the next step.

Ecosystem Overview

Connecticut’s Innovation Ecosystem is a community of entrepreneurs and the resource network that enables them to thrive

Higher Education Initiative

Entrepreneurship, tech transfer, workforce development and retention - the driving force behind much of Connecticut's tech growth is higher education.

Mentor Network

CTNext’s network of experienced mentors includes serial entrepreneurs, angel investors, experts in corporate finance, marketing, operations and more.

Mentoring

Numerous sources for mentoring and accelerator programs are helping CT entrepreneurs learn, grow and scale.

Technology Talent Bridge

The Technology Talent Bridge (TTB) internship program is a grant opportunity for Connecticut small businesses to provide funding for the hire of student interns. The program aims to develop a talent “bridge” between the small business and the student, to ultimately create jobs.

Entrepreneur Success Stories

Profiles of innovative startups and early-stage companies thriving in Connecticut.

Resource Wizard

The Resource Wizard is a searchable database of CT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, available to CTNext members.

Member Directory

CTNext Member Directory contains detailed profiles and contact info for 3,000+ CT companies and service providers - you can access it free with registration.

COVID-19 Support

Resources for entrepreneurs, startups, early-stage companies and other small businesses, including information about government programs and organizations offering counseling and other support in relation to COVID-19.

Capital

Connecticut, 4th in the nation in local capital sources for VC-based companies, is home to numerous public and private investor organizations.

Explore the Entrepeneurial Ecosystem

Connecticut is home to a network of resources and supports for entrepreneurs—the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Ecosystem Overview