Elm City Entrepreneurship with Collab’s Margaret Lee and Caroline Smith

Jacob Bendicksen
Apr 8, 2018 · 17 min read
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Collab’s winter incubator cohort (photo courtesy Collab)

“Our core mission is to make sure that entrepreneurship is accessible in Connecticut.”

“We want to say that every person, from every single neighborhood, can be an entrepreneur.”

“We’re interested in entrepreneurship as a way of scaling the stuff that’s already happening in New Haven.”

“Genius and brilliance happen at intersections.”

“There’s so much power in combining business models with activism-like goals, and we’ve seen that with some social ventures that have come through our program.”

“What’s interesting about entrepreneurship is that it provides people a really unique opportunity to make an impact without necessarily having to go through the grass tops.”

“I just wanted to be a part of it because it was exciting.”

“She’s just a young artist who wants people to be proud of being here in Connecticut, and we’re really amped to be able to support her.”

“These are the people who are in the back, creating the structure for a lot of things to happen, and they deserve recognition, for sure.”


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