The State of Connecticut allocated $5mil/yr funding (via DECD and CI) to fund building the startup ecosystem. How will the money get spent? Here is a draft RFQ from the State of Connecticut. Comments welcome prior to 1/13/2012.
For some great background about the Innovation Ecosystem meetings, visit CTC Board Member, Miles Lasater's blog, click here.
“The State of Connecticut is working with entrepreneurs, economic development organizations and institutions to build a world-class system of support for innovation and entrepreneurship. Over the last six months members of Connecticut’s innovation community collaborated to design a framework for this system, which will involve a matrix of organizations and both public and private investment. Before releasing the official Request for Qualifications (RFQ), the State would like input on this Draft RFQ. Please review this document and send all comments and critique to email@example.com by 5pm, January 13.”