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Built by entrepreneurs,
for entrepreneurs. 

Founded in 2024, Escape Velocity was born from the charitable mission of Partners on Prospect, a driving force in Hartford’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our team brings together years of experience in entrepreneurship, business, technology, venture capital investment, and mentorship to guide you on your entrepreneurial journey. We're not just an accelerator, we're a community of individuals who are dedicated to shaping the future of innovation in our state.


Whether you're a startup founder, a student, or a mentor, Escape Velocity is your launchpad to success. Escape Velocity is not just a speed; it's a symbol of our collective ambition to soar to new heights in the world of entrepreneurship.


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Rob Zielonka

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer

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