Governor Dannel P. Malloy and business leaders from throughout Connecticut have partnered to launch Startup Connecticut, a new initiative to support entrepreneurship throughout the state. Startup Connecticut is the latest in a national effort coordinated by the Startup America Partnership to help small businesses create jobs.
Connecticut is the third state to adopt a Startup America initiative. Governor Malloy has been working with almost two dozen entrepreneurial, business and academic leaders to craft the initiative with the state’s value in mind. In leading the initiative, the Governor will be focusing on reforming Connecticut’s existing statute and system for startups to make it easier for businesses to start there.
“Connecticut has always had a reputation as the home to innovative companies, technologies and workers,” said Governor Malloy.
Startup Connecticut will work more like a pubic-private partnership designed to ensure that the state is crafting business friendly policies. The state will also be working with business owners to cut down the overall timeline for launching a business in-state with the hope that by doing this, new jobs will be available for Connecticut residents.
The program will focus on several areas, including a hub design that will see regional centers established and supported by statewide efforts to bring technology, concept testing, mentors, funding and key business connections to firms where and when needed.
Additional information about Startup Connecticut can be found on its website at www.startupct.org