Outside Resources

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology: CCAT is a nonprofit corporation leading regional and national partnerships to help manufacturers, academia, government and nonprofit organizations innovate and excel.

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development: CT DECD is the state’s lead agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive position in the rapidly-changing, knowledge-based global economy. The agency takes a comprehensive approach to economic development that incorporates community development, transportation, education and arts and culture.

Connecticut Economic Resource Center: A nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides economic development services consistent with state strategies, leveraging Connecticut’s unique advantages as a premier business location.

Connecticut Innovations: CI is the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies. With the addition of their Small Business Innovation Team in 2009 and their merger with the Connecticut Development Authority—the state’s lender—in 2012, CI now proudly serves great Connecticut companies, no matter what stage of growth they’re in.

CT Technology Council: The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies.

Connecticut United for Research Excellence: CURE serves as the bioscience cluster of Connecticut, a diverse community of small and large life and healthcare sciences companies. Universities, government agencies, scientists, educators, mentors, students, entrepreneurs, business experts, service providers and investors join in to form the breadth of the network. As participants in CURE, we educate, cultivate entrepreneurship, support the build of bioscience companies and collaborate to ensure a sustainable, high-value bioscience and healthcare community that improves our quality of life and keeps the Connecticut community strong.

Crossroads Venture Group: The Crossroads Venture Group (CVG) is a voluntary professional organization that is committed to connecting leading Venture Investment Professionals with high-growth emerging companies. Their mission is to assist the development of these high-growth enterprises through the promotion of capital formation in Connecticut.

Economic Development Corporation of New Haven: The EDC of New Haven is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to business and economic development within the city of New Haven, CT.  EDC’s mission is to enhance the thriving business environment in New Haven by securing and expanding the City’s diverse business base, attracting new businesses and additional capital investment, as well as by retaining and attracting a diverse workforce and intellectual capital.

Elm Street Ventures: Elm Street Ventures is a seed and early stage venture fund based in New Haven, Connecticut. Yale University is our largest investor. While our emphasis is on the life sciences, with approximately 70% of our investments to date in companies developing therapeutics, laboratory tools, diagnostics, medical devices, and other health care related products and services, we are also active investors in software, materials, sustainable technology, and other industries.

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce: The mission of The Greater New Haven Chamber is to provide unrivaled partner services and lead regional economic growth through bold and effective advocacy.

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