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The University’s Entrepreneurial Center / Women’s Business Center has expanded into two new locations in Hartford and East Hartford. Upcoming workshop and business advising location details will be emailed to registrants and posted on our calendar

New locations and directions 

CT Business Matchmaker 2017

Connecting Prime Companies/Agencies with Small Businesses

Thank you to all who joined us on June 1 for the CT Business Matchmaker!  The successful event was the combined result of the efforts of a dedicated organizing team and the participation of our sponsors, businesses, and government agencies.

CT Business Matchmaker 2018: Thursday, June 14, 7am - 2:30pm

CT Business Matchmaker 2017: See photos on Facebook!

Interested in attending the 2018 event? Sign up for our Matchmaker email list here

CT Business Matchmaker has been connecting small businesses with government contract and subcontracting opportunities since 2010.

The CT Business Matchmaker, an annual event since 2010, offers an invaluable opportunity for small to large businesses committed to expanding their government contract and subcontracting opportunities. At the event, small businesses meet with Primes (including large and medium-sized companies, municipalities, government agencies, and educational institutions) to present their products and services in a series of 10 minute one-on-one interviews. This winning process allows Primes and Small Businesses to quickly identify potential partnerships.

Prime Registration OPENS JANUARY 2018

Primes include large and medium-sized companies, municipalities, government agencies, and educational institutions - See 2017 list here

Small Business REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 2018

To participate in this event as a small business, your company must meet the small business guidelines by federal, state, or municipal standards.

  • Quickly identify government contract and subcontracting opportunities at the CT Business Matchmaker.Registration dates and fees: TBD
  • NO REFUNDS. Substitutions are allowed.

2017 GOLD SponsorS:

    MDC      Pitney Bowes   Metro Hartford Alliance                 

2017 BRONZE SPONSORS:

Farmington Bank    Viking Construction    Skanska  The Hartford is a proud sponsor of the CT Business Matchmaker.   Webster Bank

2017 Corporate PatronS:

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC     The Whiting Turner Contracting Company     

ORGANIZING SPONSORS:

 DAS logo   CT Commission on Rights and Opportunities   EC logo    PTAP logo   Construction Institute 
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   GSA logo   CBLN  

MARKETING PARTNERS:

DECD logo    CT Secretary of States Office     SBDC logo      SCORE  CBIA 

Partner:

CT Matchmaker 2016

SBA logo

SBA's participation in this activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

POWERED BY:

 Eventdex

2017 Prime Contractor & Agency LIST:

Boston Scientific
Canberra Industries
Cianbro Corporation
City of Hartford
City of New Britain
Charter Oak Environmental Services, Inc.
Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC
CT Airport Authority
Connecticut Lottery Corporation
CSCU
Construction Resources, Inc.
Dimeo Construction Company
Elbit Systems of America, Kollsman Inc
Enfield Enterprises Inc.
Enterprise Builders, Inc.
GENERAL DYNAMICS Electric Boat
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
Greater Hartford Transit District
Harvard Pilgrim
Kaman Composite Structures
Manafort Brothers Incorporated
Methuen Construction Co., Inc.
Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
Pitney Bowes
Rolls-Royce Marine North America [Naval]
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
Skanska USA
Staples Business Advantage
Supervisor of Ship Building
The Hartford
The Metropolitan District
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Town of Wallingford
Triumph Integrated Systems
UCONN Health
UCONN Purchasing Dept.
UConn Supplier Diversity Program
United States Navy
US Environmental Protection Agency
US General Services Administration – FAS
US General Services Administration - PBS
United Technology Aerospace Systems
Viking Construction
Western CT State University