Connecticut bioscience, advanced materials, photonics, clean technology and information technology entrepreneurs can apply for the Angel Investor Tax Credit program to help secure funding to start their business. Angel investors contribute startup money to companies in exchange for equity.
Connecticut Innovation's Pre-Seed Fund provides the capital, mentoring and resources to turn a nascent company into an early-stage technology company.
Connecticut Innovation's Seed Fund addresses the needs of entrepreneurs as they strive to grow emerging technology companies. Investments of up to $1,000,000 are structured as equity (preferred stock), convertible debt.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Acceleration and Commercialization Program strives to increase the number of Connecticut firms in federal grant programs.