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#4 most innovative state

Connecticut has been a haven for business innovators for more than a century. Key to fostering this innovation is a diverse ecosystem of support. Learn more about the resources available to entrepreneurs and startups continuing this tradition of innovation in Connecticut.

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Upward Hartford, Hartford
innovation hubs

Innovation hubs are popping up all over Connecticut and offer workspace and provide access to researchers and business experts to nurture innovative ideas.

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STANLEY + Techstars, Additive Manufacturing Accelerator, Hartford
accelerators

Accelerators help new companies scale up by providing funding and getting their business plan in front of the right investors.

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B:Hive Coworking, Southport
coworking spaces

Coworking spaces are shared offices open to entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers who don’t want the cost or commitment of a traditional office space.

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CTech IncUBator at University of Bridgeport
incubators

Incubators work with entrepreneurs to develop business plans that turn great ideas into great companies.

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Fairfield County Makers’ Guild, Fairfield
maker spaces

Maker spaces provide artisans, technologists and entrepreneurs with access to a variety of tools and equipment from 3D printers to laser cutters to sewing machines for hands-on innovation.

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