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Propel Your Business

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:
  • 20 week accelerator program with a weekly speaker series from subject matter experts
  • 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 also awarded up to $1,000

Congratulations to the 2022 cohort of companies selected!

Topics covered within the accelerator program include but are not limited to:
  • Identifying target customers to grow revenue
  • Acquiring customers profitability
  • Prioritizing the right initiatives
  • Understanding the environmental ecosystem of the State of Connecticut
  • Creating investor pitch decks
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It all begins with an application:

​Next Cohort To Be Announced

Application Requirements:
  • Business must be registered in the State of Connecticut

  • You must be a resident of the City of Bridgeport, CT

  • 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 for this year's cohort.

Stay tuned for updates!