Innovation Spaces in Connecticut: Incubators, Coworking, and Maker Spaces

The Whiteboard aims to be the top source of information for entrepreneurs and innovators in Connecticut. In addition to bringing you news and feature stories on entrepreneurs and related developments, we gather and provide practical information on events, spaces, funding sources, organizations, programs, and other topics relevant to launching and building a venture.

We’ve published this information on our Startup Community and Calendar pages, and currently we’re in the process of updating, expanding, and improving those pages. As part of that effort, we’ll be posting lists of resources in the coming weeks and asking for your feedback. We want the updated versions to be as comprehensive, thorough, accurate, and helpful as possible – and for all Whiteboard resources to be the products of our community.

We start today with a list of innovation spaces in Connecticut. Physical spaces are at the heart of any entrepreneurial ecosystem, where communities form and innovation happens.

The final version of the list, to be included as a permanent page on The Whiteboard, will include logos, contact information, and full descriptions. Here is just a list of the spaces we’ll include, with links to each space’s website.

If you know of any spaces that we’ve neglected to include, please leave a comment to this post or write to michael (at) indie-soft (dot) com. We’re also open to suggestions as to what information we should include on our site. Again, our goal is to provide every kind of information that serves entrepreneurs and innovators in Connecticut.

Note: The image of the title is a photograph of the entrance to The Grove, a coworking space in New Haven and The Whiteboard’s home.


Coworking: where community is formed

Unless otherwise noted, these coworking spaces are targeted toward and open to all entrepreneurs, freelancers, solo professionals, and independent creatives seeking collaborative, cooperative environments.


B:Hive. Bridgeport.

The BourseNew Haven.

Group 88. Simsbury.

The Grove. New Haven.

SoNo Spaces. Norwalk. Focus: Design, advertising, marketing, interactive, publishing, technology

reSET. Hartford. Focus: Social enterprise

Workspace. Stamford.


Incubators: where ideas and startups grow

Note: Many of these incubators are part of the Connecticut Business Incubator Network (CBIN).

CTech IncUBator@University of Bridgeport. Bridgeport. Focus: Tech and Bioscience

CTech@Science Park. New Haven. Focus: Tech and Bioscience

CTech@UConn’s Technology Incubation (TIP) Program. Farmington. Focus: Tech and Bioscience

North School Enterprises. Thomsonville.

reSET. Hartford. Focus: Social enterprise

 Yale Entrepreneurial Institute Incubator. New Haven Focus: Yale-based entrepreneurs


MakerSpaces and Hackerspaces: gathering places and workshops for makers, hackers, and hardware geeks

Connecticut HackerspaceWatertown.

Danbury Hackerspace. Danbury.

MakeHartford. Hartford.

MakeHaven. New Haven.

Makerspace at Westport Public Library. Westport.



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