The Entrepreneur of the Year Award was established by CURE and Shipman & Goodwin in 2013 to acknowledge the importance of showcasing unique accomplishments of entrepreneurs in our community. The award recognizes individuals who are imaginative, passionate, and game-changers in Connecticut bioscience, and whose accomplishments would be heralded outside of Connecticut.

If you know of an innovator who meets the award criteria (see below), kindly submit her/his credentials via the online nomination form at the CURE website.

If you prefer, you may submit nominations via e-mail. You may

Nominations are being accepted through November 1.

Selection Criteria

The award will be given to an outstanding innovator who has:
  1. demonstrated leadership in advancing the pursuit of scientific breakthroughs applied to real-world problems;
  2. built and funded a successful/disruptive business model for a company based in information technology, life, medical devices or healthcare sciences;
  3. made exceptional contributions to the growth of Connecticut’s bioscience cluster;
  4. demonstrated collegiality, openness to mentoring and sharing of experiences; and
  5. whose contribution is visible outside of Connecticut.