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Investing In Our Community


Ready to Help Make Hartford
the East Coast’s Leading
Innovation Hub?

Launc[H] invests in programs that help support innovators and entrepreneurs through funding from CTNext’s Innovation Places program.

We love big ideas, and our community’s strength comes from working together, so if you’re seeking funding, we’d love to learn about your vision. Get started with the submission of a letter of intent.

Submit Your Letter


Evaluation Process

  • Phase 1 | Submission

    Submit your program idea through a Letter of Intent. If approved, we’ll ask you to submit a full proposal.

  • Phase 2 | Launc[H] Review

    Launc[H] board reviews funding proposal & provides feedback or discusses alternatives if needed.

  • Phase 3 | CTNext Approval

    CTNext board reviews & approves. If declined, Launc[H] helps identify other sources of funding & support.

Strategic Priorities

These key priorities guide all our investments.

  1. Increase startup and growth-stage activity
  2. Curate & connect resources for entrepreneurs
  3. Attract & activate new sources of investment
  4. Help startups and anchors acquire talent needed
  5. Connect to social, cultural, & recreational assets
  6. Celebrate our city’s success as it continues to grow

Important Information

The following documents have been developed to give you a sense of how proposals are evaluated, and what is required of funding recipients by CTNext. If you have questions, please reach out to Jazna, who will be happy to walk you through the process!


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  • Jul 19

    Deadline for LOI Submission

  • Jul 30

    Deadline of Full Proposal Submission

  • Sep 02

    Launc[H] Board Votes on Proposals

  • Sep 28

    CTNext Board Approves Funding


Any Questions?


“Let’s talk about how we can work together to turn your idea into a reality. Connect with me today to get started.”

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