mission: activate New London
RD86 is an impact-driven company on a mission to help the city of New London, CT become recognized as a cool place to live, visit, and put down the roots of family and business.
RD86 stands for research & development at 86 Golden St. (our address in the center of downtown New London!).
Our goal is to serve New London and the greater Thames River region as a site to rapidly prototype and market test ideas for cool and impactful business concepts in the food & entertainment sector. We follow a lean startup approach, "86-ing" failed experiments and moving forward on projects that have profitable business models and strong teams developed to manage operations.