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From website: http://ct.org/Growth_Network.asp
- Cell Name: Launch Haven
- Cell Location: New Haven
- Cell Leader: Derek Koch, founder of Independent Software
- Email: [masked] Twitter: @derekkoch
- Cost: $10 (includes pizza dinner)
- Meeting time and location: 6:00 pm, the third Thursday of each month at The Grove, 71 Orange Street, New Haven
- Contact: Paige Rasid, [masked], x335 [masked]
What do you want to launch in 2012? Make it happen at Launch Haven! Join us for pizza and an 'un-conference' style gathering; a unique opportunity to 'pitch' new ideas to other creative and talented people, and explore and advance an idea for a night. All are invited to attend - from developers and designers to engineers, non-profts, social enterprise innovators, and artists and inventors.
The goal of this group is to assist the budding entrepreneur who is seeking advice, funding, and mentors to help with his or her idea. Launch Haven was founded with the purpose of furthering innovation, creativity and collaboration to further economic growth in New Haven and Connecticut.
What is the Connecticut Growth Network?
The Connecticut Growth Network is a discussion and action forum of statewide leaders, consisting of small peer-led, local networking groups or cells.Each local cell is comprised of technology executives, entrepreneurs, investors and professional service providers with an interest in discussing the issues affecting Connecticut’s technology future. Local cells also introduce groups of tech leaders for the purpose of possible business collaboration, development and assistance. The Connecticut Growth Network was established by the Connecticut Technology Council in 2004.
The Growth Network connects companies, entrepreneurs, investors or dealmakers and creates an involved community of concerned leaders in the technology industry.
Once a month, over breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Local Cell Leaders convene five to fifteen friends or colleagues to discuss a specific issue -- an important issue facing their companies, communities, or the State. Occasionally, a guest speaker is invited. And sometimes, there is no planned program, but just a desire to revisit with peers and help solve a pressing issue.
Local cells may be organized by vertical industry, profession, target market, special interest, or simply geography.
There are four key goals for the Connecticut Growth Network:
- to stimulate direct collaboration and innovation between participants
- to knit together the diverse geography of the State's industries and intellectual centers
- 3. to advance a competitive economic agenda for the State
- 4. to secure major investments in the culture of innovation
The Connecticut Technology Council currently has four established networking discussion groups or cells who meet monthly. The groups meet in Stamford, New Haven, University of Hartford and Tolland. Look for these events on the www.ct.org calendar.