On Tuesday, May 30, we will celebrate the startups and would be startups of the Norwalk area with Norwalk Now, an event that will hand out more than $3000 in prizes for the best local companies in the four key pillars of Norwalk’s Innovation Places proposal: Food, Making and Light Manufacturing, Digital Media and Marketing, Tech and Non-Tech Startups. If you would like to try your hand at a no-charts, 3 minute pitch on a business in these 4 areas or in a non-profit area, please give your information at the end of the registration process.
Event tickets are $10. Evening will will include beer, wine, soda and dinner from Norwalk’s amazing Peaches Southern Pub & Juke Joint.
Funding for awards comes from, CTNext Innovation Places Planning Grant, NCIC, and Social Venture Partners.
- 6-6:45pm — Networking with food and drink.
- 6:45pm Short panel discussion on what’s going on for entrepreneurs in Norwalk and the region.
- 7:15- 8:15 — 8-12 brief pitches from startups in our four categories
- 8:15 — Networking while Judges select winners
- 8:30 — Winners Announced
- 8:40-9 Networking
- 9pm – Event is over
About the Norwalk Innovation Places Project:
The City of Norwalk is one of seven finalists in the running for an Innovation Places Grant from the State of CT. The proposal was coordinated by Northeast Community Innovation Corp (NCIC) and the City of Norwalk, with help from Norwalk Community College, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk Public Library and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The goal of the Innovation Places Program is to invest in vibrant downtowns so that they build on strengths, encourage young artists, entrepreneurs and business leaders to create companies and put down roots in CT.