Governor Lamont and representatives of the public and private sectors of Connecticut will meet with leaders of Israeli innovation companies seeking to expand in the United States
(HARTFORD, CONNECT) – Gov. Ned Lamont announced today that he will join Connecticut’s public and private sectors in Israel’s economic development mission later this month to strengthen ties between the state and members of the Israeli innovation ecosystem, including Israel. , accelerators and thought leaders.
The Connecticut delegation will include representatives of Raytheon, Hartford HealthCare, Digital Currency Group, the Connecticut Jewish Federation Association, the University of Connecticut, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and Connecticut Innovations.
The visit, which will take place from February 17 to 24, will culminate in a VentureClash event, which will be led by Connecticut Innovations, the state’s venture capital division. The event will include presentations by innovative companies looking to expand in the US and having a good reason to come to Connecticut. In addition to meeting with business leaders, Governor Lamont will meet with several representatives of the Israeli government.
“Part of Connecticut’s innovation ecosystem growth involves adding a variety of businesses from around the world,” Said Governor Lamont. “Israel continues to lead in innovation and has one of the strongest economies in the world that supports it. This is an opportunity for Connecticut to strengthen its ties with Israel and give these innovative companies the opportunity for any expansion in the United States. I look forward to meeting with these business leaders and government officials to learn how we can strengthen the bond between our two regions. ”
“In Israel, we will spend time with some of the brightest minds in the small business ecosystem.” This was stated by Commissioner David Lehmann David Lehmann. “We hope to learn the best practices of how we can work more closely with Israel to provide startups with a soft landing when they arrive in our state.”
“As an important part of our global recruitment strategy, we will meet with innovative companies seeking to establish a U.S. headquarters in Connecticut.” Said Matt McCoy, CEO of Connecticut Innovations. “Through VentureClash, we not only have the opportunity to connect with promising companies, but we will also expand and strengthen our network of co-investors who will work on future deals with Connecticut Innovations.”
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