Michael Wisniewski, CT
Investment Associate, Volunteer, and Consultant in Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Michael Wisniewski is a well-established professional Investment Associate in CT with 10+ years of experience across diverse industries and business sectors. As a Program Associate at CT Innovations, Michael had proved integral in helping to manage all aspects of the Pre-Seed Fund, TechStart Accelerator, and CTech Incubator Programs. His distinctive strengths in Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Management, Analysis, and Market Research have proved invaluable to these efforts. Prior to this, Mike managed the Springboard Program at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering where he assisted research faculty in pioneering new ideas for emerging technology companies.
After receiving his bachelor's degree in Law and Society, Mike next earned his MBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business where he majored in Venture Consulting. As an advocate of ongoing professional development, Mike continues building his professional skillset to this day by pursuing an Advanced Business Certificate in Digital Marketing Strategy from the University of Connecticut School of Business.
With a broad set of skills and dynamic disposition, Mike Wisniewski prides himself on his ability to tailor his approach to meet the unique needs of his profession. Wherever Mike goes, his years of experience with different industry-leading organizations and his proven managerial and operational skills distinguish him from his peers. As such, he has received a Certificate of Commendation for outstanding performance as a Special Operations Parachute Rigger with the US Marine Corps. Additionally, Mike has also received numerous other professional certificates from both the Venture Capital Institute and Stanford University. What’s more, he has concurrently managed multiple priority projects while exceeding expectations, ensuring adherence to guidelines, and meeting tight schedules in challenging environments.
At Connecticut Innovations, Mike sources and evaluates pre-seed and equity level investment opportunities, structures new investments, and monitors portfolio companies. Currently, he works with 20+ active portfolio companies, nine of which he also serves for as a Board Observer. In addition, Mike also currently serves on the Crossroads Venture Group Board as Treasurer. His exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills along with his strong presentation uniquely position Mike amongst his peers to be able to expertly serve his stakeholders.