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The Bridgeport Accelerator Program

at the University of Bridgeport Innovation Center

Propel Your Business

If you are a resident of or have a business in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

To help City of Bridgeport residents expand and scale their businesses 


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Start your journey, applications open 11/1

Thanks to a grant from the City of Bridgeport, The University of Bridgeport will help you propel your business in their accelerator program for Bridgeport residents who have businesses located in Bridgeport, CT.

The University of Bridgeport Accelerator program includes:

  • 40 week accelerator program with a weekly speaker series from subject matter experts

  • Access to a physical co-working space for 4 months (if needed) 

  • A mentor specifically to help you

  • Upon completion of the program, Accelerator participants are awarded $5,000 grants that can be used to expand your business

  • Grants for legal assistance are awarded up to $1,000

Success Stories

The Bridgeport Accelerator Program is making
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"I met with the Accelerator Program advisors and they really began to make things happen. They have always been consistent and the experience has been great. There were no hoops to jump through. Once you feel like you’re being heard, you start listening, too. If you’re serious about your business, you’re going to get a lot out of this program. They brought relevant people to each meeting and gave specific information for the needs of my brand."


Brandon Ross


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It all begins with an application

Application Requirements: 

  • Business must be registered in the State of Connecticut

  • Business must have one location in the City of Bridgeport, CT

  • All applications will be interviewed, and the selected businesses will be announced

Applications are now closed. Follow us for news on when the next cohort opens.

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