Vote Connor Milican
Idlewilde Printing / Twang Thursdays / Wise Old Moon
idleWilde Printing Co.
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Company/organization description (<500 characters)
idleWilde Printing Co is a custom apparel and branded merchandise provider in Hartford, CT specializing in custom screen printed t-shirts for brands and businesses.
Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished in 2019 (<500 characters) e.g., patents received, growth rate, and successful MVP, trial, or exit, etc…
- idleWilde Printing Co was awarded a grant from the City of Hartford in 2019
- we donated over $1000 to Hartford Jazz Society by printing t-shirts on site at the Monday Night Jazz series in Bushnell Park
- we collaborated with local non-profit Artists Against Overdose by donating tote bags and staff t-shirts for their event
What type of entrepreneur are you? Scaling Company: regional, national, or global business focus and greater than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Scalable Venture: regional, national, or global business focus and less than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Main Street: local business focus;Social Good: social enterprise or nonprofit focus
idleWilde Printing Co. began when my other business, a touring band, was in need of printed t-shirts. Rather than ordering them from an overseas supplier, I purchased a kit and taught myself to print shirts. Other bands I was touring with began hiring me to print their shirts. I partnered with Rachael Guzick in March of 2018 with the goal of continuing my musical endeavors and expanding the printing business. I continue to focus on the core values of finding creative solutions while scaling both businesses. I also handle the booking for a local brewery where we have brought over 100 touring musicians from all over the US to perform in Hartford. Many of these bands have also become clients. I see my multiple ventures as ways to cross promote, and offer local and regional services to other businesses.
Student entrepreneur: Are you a student and younger than 25 as of December 31, 2019? YES or NO
What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources (spaces, programs, events, schools, etc.) have helped you succeed? (<500 characters)
We have benefited from SCORE, SBA programs as well as taking advantage of grants. Our community in the Parkville neighborhood of Hartford has inspired our growth by connecting and networking with local business owner like Hartford Denim Co, Hog River Brewing Co, Pine and Iron Axe Throwing, and many more.
What people are saying about Connor Milican...
Connor and his girlfriend run Idlewilde printing and design, along with being the lead singer/guitar in Wise Old Moon he also is a music producer with of a weekly live show twang thursdays ryan keating