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Tell us about your community-building activities in 2019 (<500 characters)
Mentor in residence at Upward Hartford, reviewing business plans, pitch decks, and making business connections for their members and members of the Upward Lab cohorts. Mentor/advisor in ReSet's annual accelerator program. Mentor in the inaugural year of the CTNext mentor program. Investor/Advisor/member of Board of Advisors for several startups in the area.
What community-building goals did you accomplish or milestones did you hit in 2019? (<500 characters)
Finalized the receipt of CT Innovations pre-seed funding to one startup. Mentored or assisted over 25 entrepreneurs/startups. Increased my own financial investment in two area businesses, and joined as an advisor to an additional startup. Joined as a founding member of the New Park Next movement, which seeks to economically transform the West Hartford/Hartford New Park corridor.
What people are saying about David Sagers ...
David Sagers is an integral part of Greater Hartford's entrepreneurial ecosystem and economic development initiatives. Beyond volunteering his time as Upward's Mentor In Residence, Dave is an active mentor for ReSET and CTNext startup programs and a strategic advisor in economic revitalization projects throughout the Hartford/West Hartford municipalities. Dave leads free workshop programming for early-stage entrepreneurs at Upward, helping them understand the fundamentals of business planning, funding avenues, and scaling measures. Jess Morin