Day Pitney recently unveiled its Connecticut Entrepreneur and Investor Hub, a new online resource for startup companies and investors in the state. The site provides investors and entrepreneurs with financing and funding tools, networking resources and growth opportunities to help their Connecticut-based investments and businesses thrive.
The hub can be found at http://cthub.daypitney.com.
"Connecticut offers entrepreneurs and investors impressive growth opportunities, and this new resource will help them identify those opportunities and maximize their impact," said partner Scott Beach, chair of Day Pitney's Corporate and Business Law department and of its Private Equity and Investment Funds practice group.
The site includes a downloadable calendar of events, programs and business opportunities around the state for entrepreneurs and investors. It also provides information on tax and financing opportunities from Connecticut's "JOBS" legislation; tax credits and funding opportunities for new businesses; links to accelerators and incubators, competitions and beneficial networks for new business owners; mentoring opportunities; and assistance with intellectual property issues.
Rick Harris, chair of the firm's Technology, Telecommunication, and Outsourcing practice group, says Day Pitney's long experience assisting emerging companies and venture capital investors in obtaining financial benefits and incentives offered by the state of Connecticut enabled the firm to develop a robust online resource hub.
"Our online resource hub provides a wealth of information that is useful to early-stage companies and investors based in Connecticut," Harris said. "Currently, Connecticut has a number of incubators and accelerators spread across the state, and both state government and private enterprises are involved in these initiatives and programs, so knowing what's out there will give both entrepreneurs and investors a leg up."
Day Pitney works with entrepreneurs and investors in a wide variety of industries, including software, telecom, Internet, medical device and biotechnology, and has advised many of them on how to tap state-specific resources across the Northeast region. The firm plans to develop similar online resources for Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
About Day Pitney
Day Pitney LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Boston, and Washington, DC. The firm offers clients strong corporate and litigation practices, with experience on behalf of large national and international corporations as well as emerging- and middle-market companies and individuals.