Do you want to take Stamford to the next level? Submit a project for consideration!

StamfordNext is a non-profit collaborative whose goal is to fund projects, initiatives and events that make it easier or more successful to start or grow a business in Stamford, Connecticut






Executive Director Wesley Bemus talks about StamfordNext and the goals of our 2nd RFP period, which is open on a rolling basis


StamfordNext provides matching funds (from $5K to multi-millions) for qualifying projects, initiatives and events that:

  • Showcase Stamford's commitment to social progress

  • Highlight Stamford's commitment to entrepreneurship & innovation

  • Amplify the city's unique assets, such density of digital technology companies and professionals

  • Increase collaborative activities in the city

Examples include...

  • An Entrepreneur-In-Residence Program

  • An Incubator specifically targeted to Data Analytics & Data Science startups

  • Projects supporting the establishment or growth of businesses

  • Programs that increase quality & quantity of life in Stamford

  • Carbon capture/reduction technology or initiatives


Can YOUR idea take Stamford to the next level?