Industries of Focus 2017

The following are not only poised for explosive growth, but they’re also considerable areas of strength for Connecticut. We think this makes them the perfect choice for VentureClash 2017.



Fintech is transforming financial services, including insurance, wealth management, lending, payments and secure transactions.

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Digital Health

Digital health promises to play a considerable role in transforming health care—an industry that is rapidly “going digital” and is therefore ripe for disruption.

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A growing number of entrepreneurs are creating breakthrough technologies to create a better, more user-friendly experience for people who buy insurance.

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The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is changing the way we manage our health, our homes, our cars and even our pets, and the possibilities for innovations are endless.

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VentureClash is inviting the best early stage companies worldwide in digital health, fintech, insuretech and the internet of things to compete in Connecticut’s venture challenge to win either a first place (1), $1.5 million investment award; second place (2), $1.0 million awards; or up to three additional awards worth $500,000 each. After two rounds of online judging, 10 companies will be invited to pitch their plans at a one-day VentureClash final at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

Oct 20

VentureClash offers early-stage companies more than investment opportunity. It brings finalists into direct dialogue with digital health, fintech, InsureTech and the Internet of Things experts, investors, customers and educators who are engaged in this clash of innovators.

Judging Criteria

Partners 2016