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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.

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

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.

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 2

Launc[H] Board Votes on Proposals

Sep 28

CTNext Board Approves Funding

Any Questions?

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