Upcoming Events

April 2021

April 19 | 6:30 PM The CT Entrepreneur Awards Ceremony

When: Monday, April 19, 2021 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Virtual Event

Description: The CT Entrepreneur Awards identify, recognize, and celebrate Connecticut’s leading entrepreneurs, ventures, and ecosystem elements that support them.

April 21 | 11:00 AM Strategies to Accelerate Revenue Growth - New Haven

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Online Event

Description: Experience an actual class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. 

To create a high growth company business owners need the mindset, tools and resources iconic CEOs use every day to take their corporations to the next level. Achieving high growth is a choice. Once the decision is made a new set of skills, focus and discipline is required to deliver and sustain high growth. This session allows business owners to test drive a sample class of the internationally renowned Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Warren Buffett, Co-Chair of 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Council says, “Business owners are provided with best in class business management education coupled with business support services and access to capital positions companies to go to the next level.”

During this session, you’ll get to identify your most pressing barriers to growth in your business. You’ll also come away with practical hands on action steps, new tools and resources, and a plan to put into motion to effect change immediately in your organization. Come learn if the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative is the next step in your business’ development.

In this workshop, business owners will learn:

(1) Key Strategies to accelerate revenue growth in their business and

(2) An overview of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small BusinessesProgram.

Also meet Alumni of the program. Come learn if the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative is the next step in your business’ development.

April 22 | 12:00 PM ERP: A Digital Transformation Tool for Manufacturers

When: Thursday April 22, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Where: Virtual event via Zoom

Description: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) enables digital transformation in the manufacturing industry. Whether you are thinking about upgrading an outdated ERP system or integrating a new ERP system, doing so enables information to flow seamlessly across your organization and increase efficiencies. Yet, what is the best way to go about ERP integration? It helps to hear how other companies have done it. Come listen to manufacturing colleagues and technology experts from PDC International, in addition to other companies, discuss the top lessons they have learned during their ERP integrations, best approaches to take and pitfalls to avoid.

  • ERP Evaluation - which one is best for your industry, what system requirements to ask for and how to prioritize them
  • ERP Implementation - what to expect and how to prepare
  • And Best Practices

Moderator ~ Jill Mayer, President, ManufactureCT

Speaker ~ Derek Bobowick, PDC International 

May 2021

May 13 | 12:00 PM ManufactureCT Legislation Update

When: May 13 | 12:00 PM

Where: Virtual event via Zoom

Desciption: Melissa Biggs, our lobbyist from DePino, Nunez & Biggs, and Kathy Saint, MfgCT Government Affairs Chair will provide updates on important legislative issues with context from a manufacturing perspective. 


May 18-21 | Yale Innovation Summit 2021

When: May 18-21

Where: Virtual Event

Description: The Yale Innovation Summit is the largest entrepreneurship event on campus, and the largest gathering of venture capital investors in Connecticut. Over 100 startups founded by Yale biotech and tech innovators are joined by top ventures from around the state to pitch their ideas in a Shark Tank format to prospective industry partners and investors. 


Early-Bird Registrants will receive a 33% discount by signing up before 3/31/21. Summit is free for Yale faculty, staff, and students!

June 2021

June 2-3 | 8:30 WCBA & ABCT Pitch Day 2021

When: Thursday, June 2-3, 2021 | 8:30 - 11:30 AM

Where: Virtual event

Description: Both days will stream from 8:30am - 11:30am and provide opportunities for attendees to connect directly with ventures.

20 life sciences ventures will present from the 4th cohort of the Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut (ABCT), and the 2nd cohort of the Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator (WCBA) to a community of investors, entrepreneurs, mentors and leading stakeholders. 

Pitch Day represents the first public presentation of our program venture's business plans following our intensive bootcamp, entrepreneur-led coaching and biosciences mentorship supported by state and county economic development, mentors and corporations committed to developing the next generation of life science ventures.

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