Innovation Summit

Innovation Summit


Innovation Summit 2016 Fact Sheet

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Registration for this event is now closed. Please join us in person for the walk-in registration fee of $150.

Join us on November 17, 2016 at the Connecticut Convention Center for a day of networking, meeting potential investors, informational workshops, and more.

This event is perfect for:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Start Ups
  • Growth Companies
  • Corporations
  • Angel Investors
  • Venture Capital Investors
  • Legal, Accounting, Marketing Professionals


  • Highlight the tremendous amount of innovation and exciting companies in CT.
  • Provide opportunities for connections between entrepreneurs, customers, and investors.
  • Provide opportunity for Launch and Growth Companies to gain key insights and information


Most Disruptive Tech Contest Fact Sheet

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Entrepreneurs and Start Ups:

  • Opportunity to meet with corporations and growth companies that could
    become customers
  • Meet with Angels at the Lunch and learn about how to pitch to Angels in the
  • Learn about how best to recruit talent, the Do’s and Don’ts of
    crowdfunding, and How to Work with a Website Developer
  • Opportunity for informal questions and answers with Lawyers,
    Accountants, and Marketing professional during Lunch
  • Find Mentors and potential Board members

Growth Companies:

  • Opportunity to meet with corporations that could become customers
  • Opportunity to see what innovations are driving the start ups in your
    industry vertical
  • Meet with CI and other venture investors during the Showcase
  • Learn about how best to recruit talent, the Do’s and Don’ts of crowd
  • Opportunity for informal questions and answers with Lawyers,
    Accountants, and Marketing professional during Lunch
  • Find Mentors and potential Board members


9:00 – 9:45 Opening Session
Christopher Mirabile, Chair, National AngelCapital Association
10:00 – 11:30 Innovation Showcase
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
Designated Tables for Lunch with Angels, Lunch withLawyers, Lunch with Marketing Professionals
1:00 – 2:00 Workshop Session 1
Angel Panel for Launch Companies
CI Panel for Growth Companies
Crowdfunding: Do’s and Don’ts
1:00 – 3:00 Corporate Roundtable on Innovation
2:00 – 3:00 Workshop Session 2
Talent Acquisition Tactics for Launch Companies
Talent Acquisition Tactics for Growth Companies
Customer Acquisition
How to Work with a Website Developer
3:00 – 3:30 Closing Session
Most Disruptive Technology Competition Finals


Launch and Growth Showcase Companies: $150
(contingent upon acceptance – includes 6 x 2 foot table, two tickets, and
two chairs at table)
Individual attendees: $95
Corporations: $500
Members of CURE, CVG, AIF, BEACON: $95
Venture investors: $150
(includes 6 x 2 foot table, two tickets, and two chairs at table)

Congratulations to the 2015 Tech Companies To Watch! And a special thank you to the Innovation Summit sponsors who helped make this exciting event possible. 

“… the conference was the best industry networking event I have been to yet in Connecticut. The small tables for the vendors to present at made it really easy to get connected, and the overall venue was really good.”
Eric A Montgomery, Managing Partner, Fairfield Partners


Connecticut’s ultimate gathering of entrepreneurship & growth in the state honoring Tech Companies To Watch – tech and non-tech startups representing exciting early stage and emerging growth companies. 

The 2015 Innovation Summit featured:

Funding, Coworking & Resources | Meet funders: angels, VC’s, bankers, lenders, and government programs. Meet co-working spaces; ReSET and Stamford Innovation Center. Meet with other resources; accounting, legal, talent acquisitions and more.
Pitch Fest |  Selected Tech Companies To Watch will deliver a three-minute summary of their innovative businesses to a live audience and a panel of judges.
TCTW Expo | An opportunity for entrepreneurs to show off their companies and ideas to potential partners, customers, investors, and talent. Meet the 2015 Companies! 
Awards Ceremony | High-growth companies in CT are honored for their remarkable potential.
Lunch with an Angel | Ticket includes lunch with an angel investor for those interested in learning more about what it means to be an Angel. (Not for seeking investment).
Workshops | Workshops will be offered in a variety of focus areas including non-diluted funding, investment stages, talent acquisition and more.
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Event Details

Event Date
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Event Time
9:00am - 3:30pm

Event Location
Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford CT 06103

Contact Information
Cindy Lang, Manager, Programs & Events
p: 860-289-0878, x344

  • Angel Investor Forum
  • Crossroads Venture Group
  • CURE

Platinum Sponsors

  • Cantor Colburn LLP
  • Connecticut Innovations

Gold Sponsors

  • Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP

Silver Sponsors

  • UConn | Innovation

Supporting Sponsors

  • Fiserv, Inc.
  • MetroHartford Alliance
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • The Nessa Group
  • The United Illuminating Company

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