CTNext, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Connecticut Innovations, is a network of passionate people who offer services to busy entrepreneurs. Launched in 2012, they’re now more than 1,500 members strong.
small business innovation research program
Pushing technology to new limits? Improve your chances of obtaining the highly competitive federal SBIR and STTR grants with our Acceleration and Commercialization Consultations program.
entrepreneur innovation awards
An opportunity for promising startups to present their ideas to a panel of entrepreneurial experts for a chance to win grants to fund their projects.
growth company grants
Is your business in high-growth mode? These grants focus on business sectors and companies with the highest growth potential. To qualify, you must be incorporated for no more than 10 years, have raised private capital, and have seen a 20 percent increase in annual gross revenues for each of the previous three years.
technology talent bridge
Looking for student interns that you can cultivate as your workforce of tomorrow? Through our connections with 40 universities, this grant helps you hire emerging talent.
Want to put your business in a setting where top talent will be eager to work? This program helps you become part of vibrant neighborhoods with lively shops, beautiful living spaces and other high-growth enterprises.
entrepreneur learner’s permit program
Launching a business in information technology, biotechnology or green technology? First-time entrepreneurs may qualify for up to $1,500 in reimbursements for startup costs.