A new analysis of the status of the business startup community in six American cities – including Hartford – has found that Connecticut’s Capitol City has “strong startup potential,” and in some ways is already standing out among peers and competitors.
Startup Genome, with support from the Kauffman Foundation, selected six U.S. metropolitan areas that […]
reSET, the Hartford-based Social Enterprise Trust, whose mission is advancing the social enterprise sector and supporting entrepreneurs of all stripes, has announced the winners of its 2018 Venture Showcase, and three Connecticut-grown businesses took the top awards.
The annual event recognizes the talented entrepreneurs and innovative businesses that have just graduated from reSET’s nationally […]
reSET, a Hartford-based non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurs, has opened applications for its highly regarded business accelerator program for 2018. Tailored for impact-driven businesses but available to early-stage ventures across all industries, reSET’s Impact Accelerator was a winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Competition, and was the only Connecticut accelerator to receive the award, in […]
Three Hartford area nonprofit organizations have received a financial boost from the charitable foundation of Yelp, the website of business recommendations. This past fall, Yelp nominated three non-profit organizations in 75 cities around the country that support the Yelp Foundation’s mission of addressing the needs of local communities, including access to information, education, local economic […]
When the Hartford-based Social Enterprise Trust, known as reSET, was among the winners of the U.S Small Business Administration’s Growth Accelerator Competition last year – the only Connecticut organization to do so and one of 80 nationwide – it was not known what earning that designation, and the $50,000 that came with it, would mean […]
When reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust, whose mission is advancing the social enterprise sector, revealed the winners of its annual Impact Challenge last week, the top award recipient was FRESH Farm Aquaponics, with Movia Robotics, Planet Fuel Beverage Company, Hartford Prints! and Parrot MD rounding out the top five.
While the businesses may not be […]
During the summer, progress was made on efforts to advance social benefit corporations – businesses that aim to impact their communities in addition to making a profit – but that progress did not come in Connecticut.
Delaware became the 19th state (plus the District of Columbia) to enact benefit corporation legislation in July. Similar […]
Despite being introduced with the backing of Governor Malloy, overwhelming support in the House of Representatives where it passed by a lopsided 128-12 on May 20, and co-sponsorship by the legislature’s four top leaders, legislation establishing the “benefit corporation” as a new type of corporate entity never came up for a vote in […]