Announcement of the winners followed an afternoon virtual expo and interactive product demonstrations, concurrent sessions, and panel discussions, in addition to the results of the public voting and judge’s choices. There were 15 Community Voting category winners and 9 Judges Selection category winners announced, along with honorable mention recipients. There were a total of 225 individuals, businesses, and organizations selected as finalists earlier this year, drawn from 434 nominations.
“The caliber of this year’s nominees was phenomenal. Collectively, those selected as winners in their categories, those earning Honorable Mention, and all the finalists, have a strong impact on our state and its communities,” said CT Entrepreneur Awards founder Bill Kenney. “Despite the obstacles of the past year, Connecticut’s entrepreneurial community showed tremendous resilience and ingenuity. These enterprises and initiatives are driving entrepreneurship and economic independence throughout Connecticut.”