VentureClash is an international competition to find the best early-stage companies in some of the fastest-growing technology fields. They compete for a total of $5 million in investment awards. Ten finalists pitch their plans at a one-day VentureClash event at Yale University. It will bring them into direct dialogue with experts, investors, customers and educators. Winners also receive mentoring and other assistance.

Snapshot of common characteristics

CI seeks technology-based companies based in Connecticut or willing to move here. We look for innovators in our core areas of expertise: bioscience, IT, clean tech, photonics and advanced materials. While we’re flexible when evaluating a potential partner, we also look for:

Early-stage business in:
– Digital Health
– Financial Technology (FinTech)
– Insurance Technology (InsureTech)
– Internet of Things (IoT)

Technology-based, scalable solutions that help create barriers to entry

Companies with developed solutions to critical problems that have established market validation

Management teams with domain expertise, execution experience and the passion to win

Eagerness to take advantage of Connecticut’s considerable resources

Highly efficient business models and a strong go-to-market strategy