Connecticut State Community College (CT State) has announced the launch of free statewide small business and startup seminars designed to help bring education, training, and mentorship to businesses that are navigating the post-COVID environment.
The seminars are offered October through mid-December and cover a variety of topics intended to address the real-world problems businesses currently face.
Topics include e-commerce, social media, cybersecurity, blockchain, financing, startup law, and startup fundraising, with more seminars to come. Taught by experts in their fields, most sessions offer a virtual and an in-person experience, and are designed to help entrepreneurs develop their business and overcome their most pressing challenges. In-person seminars take place across the state, hosted at local colleges, co-working spaces, or the local chamber of commerce in each region.
These seminars are supported by the Werth Center for Entrepreneurship at Housatonic Community College and the Northwestern Connecticut Community College Entrepreneurial Center. Seminar attendees can pursue additional mentorship, resources, and programming through these centers for entrepreneurship to continue their momentum with additional support and training.
Funding for this initiative was included in the state budget and is intended to encourage economic development and provide small businesses and startups tools to help them succeed and thrive.
To participate in a seminar, visit http://www.ctstate.edu/state-seminars to register. For additional questions about these seminars contact NCCC Entrepreneurial Center Director John Fiorello at [email protected].
About CT State
The 12 community colleges in Connecticut are merging in 2023 to become CT State Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the country and largest in New England, dedicated to quality, access and affordability. CT State students will be able to apply once and take classes at any campus. Locations include Asnuntuck (Enfield), Capital (Hartford), Gateway (New Haven and North Haven), Housatonic (Bridgeport), Manchester, Middlesex (Middletown & Meriden), Naugatuck Valley (Waterbury and Danbury), Northwestern (Winsted), Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley (Danielson and Willimantic), Three Rivers (Norwich), and Tunxis (Farmington). Find out more at www.ctstate.edu/becoming.