About StamfordNext

community driven

We look for projects and initiatives that are meant to address pain points brought to us by members of the entrepreneurial community in Stamford.

growth minded

We look to create and fund projects that meet startups at every stage in their growth process.

innovation geared

We believe that Innovators do their best work when they feel they are part of a supportive, collaborative community.

Our Mission

StamfordNext is working to create catalytic economic growth in the city that has been innovating since 1641. It supports and funds projects that are connecting the dots to create innovation in the community: an exceptionally educated talent pool, a youthful and energetic population, a deep concentration of corporations, ever-increasing entrepreneurship, and a strong and diverse / inclusive community network. StamfordNext is proud to be help foster innovation through the city’s people, technology and expertise.

Categories We Invest In

  • Community Building / Events

  • Infrastructure and Assets

  • Incubators and Accelerators

  • Placemaking

  • Human Capital

Our Leadership

We are managed by a volunteer board and a dedicated Executive Director. StamfordNext. Our board brings different perspectives and experience together to consider how to best share our resources. We also connect with community through our boards network.

How We Get Involved

Concept and Ideation

Entrepreneur in Residence Programs, Community and Collaboration, Mentorship Programs


Incubator Programs and Accelerator Programs


Talent Attraction, App Dev, Space for Growth, Resource Matching


CT Angel Investor Tax Credit, CTNext Entrepreneur Innovation Awards

Submit your project for consideration.