Success Stories

UConn TIP Digital

UConn has established a data science technology incubator, TIP Digital, in downtown Stamford. The purpose of the incubator is to attract, support and grow early-to-mid stage startup companies in any data science field, and help build a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in Stamford and Fairfield County. StamfordNext invested in TIP Digital with a $2.1 million grant to help fulfill our mission of fostering economic growth for the city of Stamford.

Stamford Partnership

The Stamford Partnership fosters an economic and social ecosystem that creates new opportunities and helps individuals thrive. The Partnership has been at the forefront of varying projects, including: initiating UConn’s expansion and relocation to downtown Stamford, providing free public WiFi, producing Stamford Innovation Week, rebranding the city of Stamford, reimagining our mobility strategy, and fostering Stamford Downtown, Mill River Park Collaborative, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Waterside Coalition, East Side Partnership, and many other organizations.

Third Place by Half Full Brewery

Half Full Brewery, a popular brewery in Stamford, submitted a proposal to StamfordNext for funding its third location that it planned to call Third Place by Half Full Brewery. Half Full’s goal with Third Place was to revitalize a neighborhood by creating a mix-concept space: a coffee shop and lounge, a brewery tasting room, a community co-working space, and an event space. With StamfordNext’s support, Third Place is successfully in operation and a welcomed addition to Stamford’s Harbor Point.

encaptiv (Shannon Malkin Daniels)

Personifying the spirit of the stamford startup ecosystem, Shannon Malkin Daniels is an entrepreneur, author and professional speaker who views obstacles as opportunities. She believes anything is possible with the right combination of creativity, hard work and perseverance. This mindset has enabled Shannon to develop innovative solutions and stand out as a leader. In 2018 she founded encaptiv, an award-winning audience engagement platform for virtual, hybrid and in-person presentations and events. Shannon is a TEDx speaker and a 40 Under Forty recipient.

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