Governor's Innovation Fellowship

Want to be an intregal part of Connecticut's future?

The Governor's Innovation Fellowship is an initiative created to place the most promising graduates of Connecticut colleges and universities in growth positions inside some of the most dynamic and innovative companies in Connecticut.

The Governor’s Innovation Fellowship (GIF) not only offers ambitious, high-achieving young professionals the opportunity to work in challenging positions with top companies; it also places them in a group of Fellows working together to build their community’s innovation ecosystem, participating in shared professional development events and programs, and getting involved with local business and non-profit initiatives. In recognition of their commitment, those who achieve positions as Fellows will receive a $5,000 signing bonus from StamfordNext. Connecticut companies participating as Fellowship Partners will have access to some of the highest caliber students in the country – graduates who have demonstrated professional and academic excellence in Business, Economics, STEM and STEM-adjacent specialties.


StamfordNext is thrilled to pilot the Governor’s Innovation Fellowship. The city is a major commercial and economic hub with a young, highly educated workforce, home to some the nation’s largest corporations and a vital entrepreneurial community. 


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