Thank you!

Thank you for believing in Connecticut. We strive to showcase the that entrepreneurial community has what it takes to develop, grow and sustain new businesses throughout the state.

The CT Entrepreneur Awards celebrate the entrepreneurs and support system that make Connecticut work. The inaugural awards will recognize a variety of individuals and organizations that connect, collaborate and communicate amongst each other to help entrepreneurs succeed.

Learn more about the awards and the consortium members.


CT Entrepreneur Awards
Join us for the great fun, awards and celebration
Monday, April 24, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Stony Creek Brewery, Branford, CT
General admission tickets go on sale Saturday, March 18


The CT Entrepreneur Awards recognize the individuals and organizations that are instrumental in running the state’s ecosystem. From community builders and events to government officials and advisors that continuously support entrepreneurs, the awards celebrate local leaders that make a difference.


The CT Entrepreneur Awards are community driven. We have established 9 main categories to collect a broad array of leaders that create the foundation for entrepreneurs to succeed. In phase 1, we ask you to nominate as many leaders that deserve recognition for their work in the community.


During January, we are collecting nominations. From that broad list, we will narrow the field and hold final voting in February. The awards ceremony will be held in late March or early April and act as the event to bring together all of the people dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs throughout the state.


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The CT Entrepreneur Awards identify, recognize and celebrate Connecticut’s leading entrepreneurs, ventures and ecosystem elements that support them.

The CT Entrepreneur Awards are a product of the CT Entrepreneur Event Organizers consortium. This is an all-volunteer cooperative effort of all the people and organizations that host and facilitate entrepreneur facing events in CT.

Proceeds from the CT Entrepreneur Awards go directly into funding the statewide Entrepreneur Events Calendar (

Have questions? Want to get involved? Want to sponsor?

Contact: Bill Kenney
(860) 573-4821

Award Organizing Team

Bill Kenney, Test My Pitch
Eric Knight, Remarkable Technologies & CT Entrepreneur in Residence
Tim Laubacher, Launch EZ
Katelyn Morgan, Innovate Hartford
Tony Vengrove, Mile Finch Innovation & Makery Coworking
Joel Whipple, Que Ventures

Consortium Members

Accelerated Ventures LLC
Axis 901
Baypath University
Bridgeport Innovation Center
Business New Haven
Central CT State University
Congressman Jim Himes
Crossroads Venture Group
CT Business & Industry Association
CT Economic Resource Center, Inc.
CT Entrepreneur Meetup
CT Hackerspace
CT Innovations
CT Invention Convention
CT Small Business Development Center
CT Technology Council
CT User Experience Design Professionals
CT Women's Small Business Development Council
Danbury Hackerspace
Department of Economic & Community Development
Digital Surgeons
Economic Development Corp of New Haven
Enhanced Capital
Fairfield University
Foundry 66
Goodwin College
Hartford Business Journal
Help CT Grow
Innovate Hartford
Innovation Destination: Hartford
Launch EZ
M5 Information Services
Madison Mott
Metro Hartford Alliance
Miles Finch Innovation
MJX Asset Management
National Invention Convention
New Haven Chamber of Commerce
New Haven Lean Startup Meetup
Norwich Community Development Corporation
Quinnipiac University
Remarkable Technologies
SCORE - Hartford
SCORE - Western Connecticut
Senator Chris Murphy’s Office
SPARK MakerSpace
Stamford Tech Meetup
Startup Grind - New Haven
Startup Hartford
Stamford Innovation Center
TAN2000 International
Test My Pitch
The Business Council of Fairfield County
The Diversion
The Entrepreneurship Foundation
The Grove
The Refinery
Town of Old Saybrook
Town of Stonington
Transactions Marketing, Inc.
U.S. Small Business Administration
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut - Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
University of Connecticut - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium
University of Connecticut - School of Business
University of Connecticut - School of Engineering
University of Connecticut - Technology Incubation Program
University of Hartford - Entrepreneurial Center
University of Hartford - Women's Business Center at Entrepreneurial Center
University of New Haven - Tagliatela College of Engineering
University Western Connecticut State University
Wesleyan University
Westfair Communications
Whitneyville Cultural Commons
Yale Center for Molecular Discovery
Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
Yale Entrepreneurial Institute Yale
Yale Office of Cooperative Research
Yale School of Management
Yale University