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Hartford's innovation community is on the rise.

As a city, we’re coming together so that

can push the boundaries of what's possible

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Interested? See how we can help you and your dreams take flight—right here in Hartford.

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Hartford and insurance have gone hand-in-hand since the 19th century. But, now more than ever, Hartford’s insurance industry is looking forward—seeking input and inspiration from emerging technology companies to help reinvent products and customer experiences. As partners in Launc[H], corporations like Aetna, Cigna, Nassau RE, The Hartford, and Travelers are investing in programs that bring new InsurTech innovations to life. Want to know more? Explore the Hartford InsurTech Hub, Nassau Re/Imagine, and InsurTech Hartford, or connect with us for other ways to get involved.

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Digital technologies are making it possible to improve health and healthcare around the globe. In Hartford—a leading city of both cutting-edge healthcare and health insurance—the opportunity to change the game is even greater. Launc[H] partners came together to create Digital Health CT as the first step in the process of making Hartford the best place to start and grow a digital health company in the country. Get in touch with the team at Launc[H] to find out how your digital health startup dreams can go from idea to reality.

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From bicycles and typewriters to furniture, hand tools, and jet engines, Hartford has always been a center of invention for game-changing products. Launc[H] is dedicated to the advancement of this inventive spirit and strives to connect our diverse talent pool with the next generation of manufacturing jobs. The city’s new Stanley + Techstars accelerator and Manufactory 4.0 Technology Center, along with MakerspaceCT and student-oriented initiatives such as Manufacturing in Motion, are just some of the resources available to innovators looking to accelerate our country’s fourth industrial revolution.

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Exceptional food, music, art, and recreation opportunities are just some of the things that make Hartford a great place to live. Launc[H] seeks to support innovators in these fields by connecting them to resources that will support their growth and patrons who appreciate their contributions to our community.

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Techstars Startup Week Has Been Postponed

Techstars Startup Week Hartford, presented by Launc[H]artford, originally scheduled for March 23-27, 2020 has been postponed. This difficult decision was made in the interest of the safety of attendees and constituents during this sensitive time of health concerns related to COVID-19. We appreciate the amazing work our community leaders have done thus far and look forward to working with them to host an engaging, inspiring and safe event in the future. We are actively working with Techstars to determine new dates and look forward to delivering this important content to you and the Hartford community soon.

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We're Looking for Fresh Ideas To Strengthen Hartford's Innovation Ecosystem

Launc[H]artford is proud to support investments in Hartford’s innovation ecosystem. In preparation for our fourth year of growth, we are now accepting proposals for matching funds from community partners. Requests for funding should be applied to activities executed in the City of Hartford and Town of East Hartford, and that create recognizable improvements in operating conditions for innovators and entrepreneurs across our community.  More information about our specific goals and objectives, and proposal evaluation criteria is available at the link below. The deadline to submit Letters of Intent has passed, however we will still consider ideas that are within the scope, so please email Jessica Fayle to discuss your interest directly.

We’re a community of innovators.

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As a community, we’ve come together to use the power of innovation to help our city—and our residents—make the next big leap forward. And in Hartford, there’s a way for everyone to get involved.

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We’re building new spaces for innovators to connect in ways that bring new possibilities to life. We’re launching programs that link industry experts with technology pioneers to help shape the future of our connected world. And, we’re connecting the next wave of talent to a whole new set of career opportunities right here in our own backyard.

So, wherever you are today, we value the vision you have for your future, and we look forward to helping you make your dreams a reality in Hartford.

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