Resources for Entrepreneurs

Resources

Startup Business Resources

This is a list of resources generated from submissions of the membership. No enforcement from MakeHaven should be implied but we hope you find it is helpful.

Company Info Description

Colab : 2
collabnewhaven.org

An accelerator program for small business, non-profit, and for-profit support programs serving Connecticut entrepreneurs. Programs include a 10 week entrepreneur support program and 30 minute business advice sessions. Other programs include a youth accelerator, food accelerator and pre-accelerator programs.

Notes:

Office hours are is good way to get quick advice .

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Entrepreneurship Foundation : 1
entrepreneurshipfoundation.org

The Foundation is a 501c3. Our mission is to provide effective resources for Educators ​and Entrepreneurs.

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SBDC Connecticut : 1
nhvinnovation.com

catalyze growth in technology and entrepreneurship in Connecticut’s urban centers.

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New Haven Score : 1
20 Church St
New Haven
newhaven.score.org

A variety of resources and coaching services aimed at small businesses.

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Hedco :
hedcoinc.com

The organization is a certified Community Development Financial Institution, a U.S. Small Business Administration Microloan lender, as well as an administrator of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Nonprofit Support Program.

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Community Economic development Fund :
cedf.com

The Community Economic Development Fund or CEDF is a mission-driven, nonprofit, Connecticut economic development organization. We provide business loans in disadvantaged communities defined by the state. In other Connecticut municipalities we lend to business borrowers with household incomes below the state median.

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Conncorp :
conncorp.org

The Lab at ConnCORP (Connecticut Community Outreach Revitalization Program) is a learning and knowledge center—a laboratory for new ideas—a community hub and place to present, share, and exchange ideas about business ownership and entrepreneurship.

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Knownpreneurs :
nhvknown.com

A free 16-week mentorship & training cohort for BIPOC-owned businesses in Connecticut.

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Start Up Grind New Haven :
startupgrind.com

Startup Grind New Haven is dedicated to helping to build a community where local founders, business people, and students can support and teach one another. We look to bring in speakers who want to tell the personal and professional story of how they got where they are today.

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Small Business Resource Center :
newhavenct.gov

The SBRC is the “City’s leading Entrepreneurship Clearinghouse” where new entrepreneurs and current business owners alike can obtain support and services that will support business start-ups and growth.

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Pursuit Lending :
pursuitlending.com

For more than 65 years, we’ve provided businesses with the loans and support needed to aim higher.

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The Black Business Alliance :
bbusinessalliance.org

The BBA’s goal is to act as a business One-Stop organization for Black and minority businesses with an objective
to stimulate economic growth and sustainability through out Connecticut and across the nation.

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Spanish American Merchants Association :
samact.org

Spanish American Merchants Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut to serve as a vehicle for the economic growth of businesses. SAMA was created to assist business people, in particular, Latinos, to acquire a better understanding of economic principles. Technical assistance is provided to promote business expansion, job creation, and new entrepreneurship.

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District Coworking :
districtnhv.com

Co-working community

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Small Business Academy (Liberty Bank) :
liberty-bank.com

Series of classes to help small business owners feel confident about unleashing their earning potential.

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City of New Haven Office of Business Development :
newhavenct.gov

SBA Women’s Business Center :
sba.gov

WBCs provide free, to low-cost counseling and training and focus on women who want to start, grow, and expand their small business.

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Women’s Business Development Council :
ctwbdc.org

Women’s Business Development Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing the tools and resources to help women thrive in business. We believe that when desire, education, and preparation come together, opportunities are created, ideas are ignited, and economies are expanded.

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Connecticut Small Business Development Center :
ctsbdc.com

Connecticut Small Business Development Center’s trained and experienced full-time advisors work with a variety of small businesses in all industries and stages of development by providing no-cost advisory services. How can we help you today?

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CT Next :
ctnext.com

Agency of State of CT which works to create more economic development, innovation and foster startups in CT. They have a number of programs to support the growth of small businesses

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Wiggin and Dana :
265 Church St
New Haven

Legal firm

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Free initial consultation for inventors. Discounts for early startups.
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

 

Coaches:

 

Bruce O'Donnell

Startup Business Guide


Gives free advice on administrative and strategic elements of setting up and growing a startup. He has several startups at MakeHaven that have an ongoing coaching relationship. Contact him on https://www.makehaven.org/startup-business-guide

 

 

There are also many members ready to offer freelance services.

Business Planning and Networking Resources

 

 

Startup Necessities

 

Patent Pending Resources

  • Wiggin and Dana: Offers Startup Discounts
  • Book: Patent Pending in 24 Hours
    • Located in MakeHaven Library

 

Design Prototype or MVP Development

  • Creative and Practical Product Designs LLC: Provides affordable design and CAD services for startup products
  • Big Bang IP: Professional design and prototype development services
  • Nexus Design: Wide range of product design services
    • Nexusdesignllc.com
    • Contact: Kurt via JR

 

Metal Fabricators

  • Logan Steel: Supplies metals of a wide variety and has on-site metal fabrication services.

    • 119 Empire Ave, Meriden, CT 06450

    • (203) 235-0811
       

  • Luckey Climbers: Local company building sculptural playgrounds. Talented artists and fabricators who may be able to provided advice.

    • Ask JR for intro to Spencer the co-owner
       

  • Guilford Art Center: Has facilities for a metal forge and stonecarving

  • EWS 3D: Specialty metal fabricaiton 

 

Electronics

  • Arrow: Electronics supply company with local representatives and strong entrepreneurial support .

    • Arrow.com Ask JR for an introduction to a rep

 

Plastics

  • Plastics Factory: Supplies and cuts to shape a wide variety of plastic materials

  • Modern Plastics: An industrial supplier of large volume plastics. No direct to consumer. MakeHaven has an account

    • modernplastics.com

 

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