CTNext Awards $54k to Connecticut-based Startups for Innovative Project Ideas

Rocky Hill, Conn. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

In addition to being $10,000 winners, 109 Design also took home $2,000 for receiving the judges’ favorite selection and Fresh Farm Aquaponics received $2,000 for being voted the crowd favorite selection. The Angel Investor Forum (AIF) awarded Envirowerks an additional $1,000.

“The event drew people from all areas of the ecosystem and you could feel the energy in the room,” said Claire Leonardi, CEO of Connecticut Innovations. “The finalists showed just how diverse the businesses in Connecticut are and provided them with an opportunity to present in front of potential investors, partners, mentors and fellow entrepreneurs.”

To be eligible for the EIA, startups must be Connecticut-based, registered as CTNext members, and looking to conduct growth-related activities to help advance their business. A full list of the criteria can be found on the application page.

CTNext was established by Governor Malloy and private-sector leaders in the 2011 Connecticut Jobs Bill to support the state’s most promising entrepreneurs and start-up companies.