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:

Business Stage
Early-stage business in Digital Health, Financial Technology (FinTech), Insurance Technology (InsureTech), Internet of Things (IoT).
Focus on Innovation
Technology-based, scalable solutions that help create barriers to entry.
Other Requirements
Companies with developed solutions to critical problems that have established market validation.
Workforce Requirement
Management teams with domain expertise, execution experience and the passion to win.
Primary Location
Eagerness to take advantage of Connecticut’s considerable resources.
Other Requirements
Highly efficient business models and a strong go-to-market strategy.

1st place
$1.5 million investment award

2nd place winners (2)
$1 million investment award

3rd place winners (up to 3)
Investment awards of $500,000 each

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