Investor and Entrepreneur Networking Events
On the second Thursday of every month, CVG hosts an event where investors, entrepreneurs, startups, mentors and academics all come to meet and make valuable connections. Attendees can network before and after panel presentations with our showcasing companies. Panels feature seasoned investors and successful entrepreneurs giving feed back and pointers to some of the regions best rising entrepreneurs. Event topics vary, and the locations rotate between Hartford, Stamford and New Haven — but you’ll always find great people, good food & drink and the best networking around!
Companies and entrepreneurs can apply to present or showcase their company at one of our events by filling out our online application. Each of our events feature 10-12 showcasing companies as well as 3 presenting companies.
The Crossroads Club is a venture-focused club for principals of venture capital funds to get together. The Crossroads Club serve the needs of VC principals in New England and New York who want to meet with a select group of their peers to network.
Club members meet at various investor-only Club activities throughout the year to network and to discuss transactions. Members also participate as guest speakers and panelists at CVG events and programs and represent CVG at activities offered by other organizations.
CVG Boardroom Series
CVG has teamed up with the region’s most seasoned business experts on a business seminar series for entrepreneurs managing business growth or expansion. This interactive series focuses on current topics in in law, financing and accounting. Stay tuned for upcoming events.
Innovation Summit and other Special Events
CVG partners with other organizations to produce special events throughout the year. As a CVG member, you will receive notification and registration details for all events.
The Connecticut Innovation Summit is the ultimate gathering of entrepreneurship and growth in the state. Surround yourself with the best and brightest minds the region has to offer and meet with collaborators, mentors, and talent. Celebrate the most promising startups and growing companies. In its ninth year, the Summit recognizes Tech Companies to Watch – tech and non-tech startups representing exciting early stage and emerging growth companies.
The Innovation Summit features include:
Funding Fair | Pitch Fest | Company Showcase | Awards Ceremony | Connecticut’s Largest Tech Networking Event
Who should attend the Innovation Summit?
Entrepreneurs (from student to seasoned), Venture Capitalists, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, Corporate Investors, Service Providers, Strategic Partners, Supporters of Early Stage Companies and those who want to learn about and celebrate Connecticut’s top innovators and most intriguing high-potential companies.
We offer many great events every year. Become a member!