Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship
and self-starters in Connecticut

The minds behind Krative – a branding, design, and marketing firm in New Haven – has developed the Excelerator Grant Program to empower entrepreneurs with the initial marketing tools and strategy required to launch and grow their business.

Marketing for all

Powerful and effective brand marketing for startups doesn't have to be an obstacle. We've curated standard packaged pricing with entrepreneurs in mind.

Grants awarded monthly

The Excelerator Grant Program is part of Krative's effort to give back. By doing so, we aim to foster a stronger community of entrepreneurs and change-makers. Each month a qualified entrepreneur will be awarded a grant of up to $2,000 toward the Excelerator Program.

Backed by professional strategists & designers

The services offered by the Excelerator Program are provided by the same team that has worked with much larger and more established brands.

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Qualifications & Requirements

  • Business must be operating for less than 1 year prior to launch

  • Business must be formed in CT

  • Must be able to attend the excelerator program in New Haven

Preference May Be Given To:

  • Businesses & organizations whose mission (or business model) benefits their local and/or regional communities in some manner.

How It Works



Once you qualify for the Excelerator Program you can schedule your 2 hour consultation session and build an agenda. Every recipient of the Excelerator Grant will receive a brand positioning & communications strategy consultation. 

In addition, your agenda may include any or all of the following:


Business Cards

  • 1,000 business cards designed and printed

Landing Page Website

  • 1 year of web hosting included

Postcard Collateral

  • 1,000 postcards designed and printed

Marketing Brainstorm

  • Develop a custom marketing plans summary to achieve your business goals
  • Brainstorm may also cover: S.E.O., S.E.M., Social Media strategies, and customized advertising campaigns for your brand and specific target markets.

How To Apply


Do You Qualify?

Review the qualifications & requirements to see if you qualify.



Click here to fill out and submit the application.


Good Luck!

A Krative team member will contact you within 1 week. If approved, you will receive an official notice and link to build an agenda and schedule a time for your excelerator session.

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