Scaling Your Company

As an entrepreneur you’ve built an idea into a business, proven that an investment in that business yields good returns, and now it’s time for further growth. It’s time to scale the company. Here is where entrepreneurs find resources to help with this next step in the journey.

Capital

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

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.

Ecosystem Overview

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

Growth Company Grants

The Growth Company Grants program provides funding for Connecticut early-stage companies that have achieved some success to help them move to the next level, specifically offering support for strategic projects and customer acquisition.

Higher Education Initiative

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

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.

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.

Resource Wizard

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

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.

Explore the Entrepeneurial Ecosystem

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

Ecosystem Overview