We admit it: Pitches are nerve-wracking. You’ve got five minutes to wow investors. Or two. Or maybe even 30 seconds if you happen to find yourself riding in a fast-moving elevator with Daymond John (hey, it could happen). That’s a lot of information to pack into a short amount of time. Here, experts tell us […]

When you’re growing your startup, a shot at a sizable chunk of money is a pretty tempting reason to enter a pitch competition. (Here at VentureClash, our investment awards total $5 million—and the top prize is a cool one-point-five.) But with all the applying, preparing, practicing, and travel involved, are pitch competitions worth your time […]

Digital health is experiencing explosive growth. Innovators and investors alike see the tremendous potential in technologies that can transform the face of healthcare by leveraging data to improve diagnosis, treatment, outcomes and the overall patient experience. In other words, healthcare is an industry ripe for disruption. This topic was the focus of a panel at […]

When you set out to build a successful company, it’s vital to effectively utilize every tool available to increase your odds of success. And if you choose Connecticut to establish or expand your business, the good news is that there are several significant tax incentive programs as well as valuable experts to guide you on […]

International companies seeking to expand their business to the United States must first navigate through the difficult task of immigration. Thankfully, there are attorneys who specialize in the U.S. immigration process, like Dana Bucin, who can provide helpful strategies to simplify the process and smooth the transition. Dana Bucin is an attorney and partner at […]

Networking in a room filled with hundreds of people is difficult. You have less than a minute to capture someone’s attention and make a lasting impression. Elevator pitches are essential for any modern-day professional, but especially those involved with early-stage companies. It is the perfect way to get your foot in the door and entice […]

It takes a village to grow an early-stage company into a thriving business; that’s why VentureClash has launched a new Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program to provide competitors with a mentor who can advise them through the process. Each VentureClash semifinalist is carefully matched with an EIR mentor who can provide invaluable advice, resources and […]

VentureClash 2018 has entered its semifinalist round! As our semifinalist companies complete their second-round application and return from their trip to Connecticut, we want you to get to know them. At the end of June, the VentureClash team tackled the difficult task of narrowing almost 300 applicants down to only 33 companies. These 33 semifinalist […]

As VentureClash enters its third year, we are expanding the competition by enhancing our outreach efforts to recruit more companies across the United States and internationally. From Munich to Edinburgh, Amsterdam to Nigeria, our team members utilized their passports and met with hundreds of companies. Many of the visits were centered around conferences that allowed […]

Employee productivity is at an all-time high in Connecticut; the output per worker is 31% above the national average. What is contributing to this impressive spike in work product and productivity? Great question. For starters, Connecticut’s massive entrepreneurial community is leveraging new technologies that are driving high-speed growth and innovation, while a steady stream of […]