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Success depends on talent. One of the MetroHartford Alliance’s top priorities is recruiting and retaining talented individuals of all ages to contribute to the Hartford Region.

Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE)

Young professionals and entrepreneurs are the cornerstones of Hartford’s future. HYPE attracts members in their 20s and 30s and engages them in community life to expand their professional and social opportunities. Learn More

New England’s Knowledge Corridor

New England’s Knowledge Corridor is an interstate collaboration of professionals in leading public and private organizations that work together to promote the region’s business development, talent retention, advocacy and research. Learn More

reSET Internship Program

reSET’s Internship Program provides ‘access to talent’ for start-ups in the greater Hartford ecosystem. The program hires and manages a cohort of university interns every semester then lends them out on a project basis to start-ups at no cost. To apply to work with an intern, start-ups must submit a project proposal to reSET, which will evaluate the project needs and match the start-up with a compatible intern. Each intern manages a portfolio of projects throughout the period of the program while working out of the reSET Business Factory.

Benefit to the start-ups: Start-ups can acquire human capital at no cost, without having to deal with recruiting, hiring, H.R., etc. It also de-risks the process of testing out potential job candidates.

Benefits to the students: Students get exposure to entrepreneurship and the start-up culture as well as the opportunity to add unprecedented value to a growing venture and get hired in the future. Learn More