Success Stories

UConn TIP Digital

UConn has established a data science technology (AI) incubator 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 support the creation of a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in Stamford and Fairfield County. StamfordNext invested in UCONN with a $2.1 million grant in support of the importance of a data science ecosystem in the city of Stamford to achieve our mission of growth.

Stamford Partnership

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, 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.

Half Full - Third Place by Half Full

Half Full Brewery, a successful Brewery with two existing locations submitted a proposal for funding to StamfordNext as it explored expanding to a third location, Third Place by Half Brewery. The goal was to revitalize a neighborhood and to create a mix-concept space, coffee-shop and lounge, brewery tasting room, and social working space, programming and event space. Half Full has successfully launched Third Place at this time.

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 and believes anything is possible with the right combination of creativity, hard work and perseverance. Applying 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, 40 Under Forty. She is the kind of person that StamfordNext exists to provide resources for.

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