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Accelerators

Similar to an incubator but differs in that they usually have a greater focus on companies entering or growing in a national or global market. Business accelerators are more likely to be financed by venture capitalist looking for an opportunity to finance growth potential through defined action plans. Business accelerators will generally offer all of the services offered by a business incubator. The key difference is the level of hands-on involvement by accelerator management which should increase the chances of success.

**Art/Creative Focused
*Women Focused

Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
UConn School of Business
2100 Hillside Rd U-1041
Storrs, CT 06269

Fairfield University Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise
1499 Post Road
Fairfield, CT

Innovation East
UConn, 2131 Hillside Road, Suite 3026
Tasker Building
Storrs, CT 06269

reSET (Social Enterprise Trust)
99 Pratt Street
Hartford, CT 06103

The Refinery*
20 Jessup Road
Westport, CT 06880
203-858-1649

SECT Tech at Avery Point
Marine Science Building, Office 201G
1084 Shennecossett Rd.
Groton, CT 06340

Incubators

An organization designed to accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services that could include physical space, capital, coaching, common services, and networking connections.

**Art/Creative Focused
*Women Focused

CCSU Institute of Technology and Business Development
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051

Connecticut Business Connection
Multiple locations

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
222 Pitkin Street, Suite 101
East Hartford, CT 06108

Connecticut Enterprise Center
200 Myrtle Street
New Britain, CT 06053

CTech at Science Park
5 Science Park, 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511

CTech at UConn’s Technology Incubation (TIP) Program
1392 Storrs Rd., U4213
Storrs, CT 06269

  • Farmington Location:
    400 Farmington Avenue
    Farmington, CT 06032
  • Avery Point Location:
    1084 Shennecossett Road
    Groton, CT 06340

CTech IncUBator at University of Bridgeport
250 Myrtle Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

CTNext
865 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Hamden Business Incubator
2750 Dixwell Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518

North School Incubator
51 College Street
Enfield, CT 06082-3318
860-741-9837

Norwalk 2.0**
P.O. Box 783
Norwalk, CT 06852

Stamford Innovation Center
175 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901

The Soundview Club
Two Stamford Forum
Stamford, CT 06901

Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
55 Whitney Avenue, 2nd floor
New Haven, CT 06510

MakerSpaces

MakerSpaces are community centers with tools. MakerSpaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. These spaces can take the form of loosely-organized individuals sharing space and tools, for-profit companies, non-profit corporations, organizations affiliated with or hosted within schools, universities or libraries, and more. All are united in the purpose of providing access to equipment, community, and education, and all are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve.

**Art/Creative Focused
*Women Focused

MakeHartford
30 Arbor Street
Basement units 6 & 7
Hartford, CT

MakeHaven
266 State Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 936-9830

State of Connecticut Create Here Now**
9 locations across the state

Space XChange
McLevy Hall
202 State Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Westport Public Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
203-291-4800

Shared Workspaces

A collaborative workspace or shared workspace is an inter-connected environment in which all the participants in dispersed locations can access and interact with each other just as inside a single entity.

**Art/Creative Focused
*Women Focused

305 Knowlton
305 Knowlton Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Axis 901
901 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040

B: Hive Bridgeport
285 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport CT 06604

Bridgeport Commerce Park
1069 Connecticut Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607

Bridgeport Innovation Center
955 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 5103
Bridgeport, CT 06607

Bridgeport Trade & Innovation Center
480 Barnum Avenue
Building 5, 4th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06608

The Bourse Coworking Loft
839 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06510

CEC – Small Business Incubator
200 Myrtle Street
New Britain, CT 06053

Collaborative Women’s Center*
500 Monroe Tpke.
Monroe, CT

Comradity**
845 Canal St.
Stamford, CT 06902

Connecticut Business Centers
6 Landmark Square, 4th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

Colodesk
1234 Summer St.
Stamford, CT

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.
222 Pitkin Street
East Hartford CT

Connecticut Hackerspace
30 Echo Lake Road, 3rd floor
Watertown, CT

Danbury Hacker Space
158 Main Street
Danbury, Connecticut

Group 88
88 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06089

The Grove
760 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT

HubCap Wallingford
128 Center Street
Wallingford, CT 06492

Plaza Executive Suites
100 Mill Plain Road
Danbury, CT 06811

Read’s Artspace**
1042 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Sobon & Associates LLC
615 West Johnson Avenue, Suite 202
Cheshire, CT 06410

Sono Spaces**
13 North Main Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854

Workspace Stamford
175 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT

Westport Innovation HUB
20 Ketchum St.
Westport, CT 06880