Welcome to the NCCC Entrepreneurial Center!

Serving entrepreneurs everywhere

(Especially in the Northwest Corner of CT)



Date: Friday, June 23rd, 10:00am-4:30pm @ Farmington Gardens, Farmington

If you’re running your own business or thinking about starting one up, this event is made for you! Learn at one of our 6 FREE seminars, demo your products to attendees, network, and grow your small biz connections at this one-day summit! Discover the CT founder community, get support for your company, and connect with organizations focused on getting you the help you need to grow, for FREE!

Seminars include finding product/market fit, how to find your ideal customers, building expert marketing campaigns, leveraging social media to grow, and more. Enjoy free lunch and meet state agencies who can help you!

This event will take place at Farmington Gardens, 999 Farmington Ave, Farmington CT 06032. If you have any question about the event, or would like to set up a table to promote your business, click here to register.


Date: Wednesday, February 1st, 5-7pm @ Salt 2.0, Torrington

Come hang out with entrepreneurs, startup founders, innovators, builders, creatives, and makers as we enjoy some libations, network, and chat about what we’re building. Informal and relaxed, sponsored by Salt 2.0 at 84 Main Street, Torrington (to the left of the Warner Theater).

Northwest Startup Happy Hour is the first Wednesday of the month from 5-7pm. Click here (link coming soon) to add it to your Google calendar for 2023



Date: Tuesday, April 4th, 5:30-8:30pm @ The Norfolk Hub

When it comes to hiring the first employee or the 50th, many companies struggle to identify, attract, and hire the people needed to help the business grow. In this seminar, attendees will learn actionable steps for confidently hiring and growing a great team. You’ll learn how to tell your company’s story to attract job candidates, build a hiring process to select best-fit hires, and set new hires up for success.

This seminar will be taught by Missy Lafferty who has over 15 years of business experience in global media, technology, and financial services companies, serving roles in strategy, ops, and talent acquisition. She has built her career helping industry-leading firms hire in competitive markets and use data to make more informed decisions.


STARTUP HELPDESK – Virtual Entrepreneurial Roundtable
Date: Every Thursday from 4-5pm via WebEx

If you’re an entrepreneur, there’s a good chance that you spend a lot of time working by yourself. You can get into your own head, and you can find yourself stuck without a good team around you. The Startup Helpdesk is a way to regularly participate in mentoring and roundtable discussion with other entrepreneurs that are fighting the good fight along with you! Get support from our Entrepreneurial Center Director, John Fiorello, and get insight and accountability from your peers. This event is ad hock, come when you can or when you need to, and don’t feel guilty if you need to skip a week.

This event is virtual, open to anyone (anywhere in the world), and works off the Business Model Canvas framework.


Date: Multiple Dates, Times, and Locations, March through June

Across the state, we’ve been running all sorts of amazing seminars designed to help businesses and entrepreneurs learn about topics that are important to them. This spring, we’ll be launching even more state-wide seminars to cover even more topics, based on the great feedback we received from attendees last fall. Topics this year include Blockchain, Cyber Security, Fundraising, Launching A Cannabis Business in CT, Business Planning, E-Commerce, Marketing, Social Media, Building Your First Business, Launching An Influencer/Video Brand, Product Development, Regulation And Startup Law, and more!

Some of these seminars are virtual, many are in-person and located across the state so there will be at least one that will run near you! In-person seminars provide dinner as well. And of course, like all our Entrepreneurial Center programming, these events are FREE. Click the link above to be taken to the CT State Housatonic website to register.




The NCCC Entrepreneurial Center’s Vision & Goals

  • Vision: To serve as a central hub for entrepreneurship in our community, working to empower anyone with a desire to create, from startups focused on global benevolent world domination to micro-companies serving the local community.
  • Mission: To provide training, resources, space, and support for creators looking to build businesses, giving them the tools they need to execute from inception to completion. We will accomplish our mission with intentionality, working with national, state, and community partners who champion economic development, community engagement, and healthy competition.
  • Simplified: Develop vibrant and connected communities of entrepreneurs in Northwest CT.


John Fiorello – 860.738.6444
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