126 Tech Companies To Watch Chosen for 2015 Innovation Summit

Companies will exhibit before Angel and VC investors at the ninth annual event. Full day of activities to take place November 10 at the Connecticut Convention Center

HARTFORD, Conn. (October 21, 2015) – The Connecticut Technology Council has selected 126 Tech Companies To Watch to participate in the ninth annualInnovationSummitLogo_V2_sm Innovation Summit. These companies are honored and presented to the technology community as most likely to grow in subsequent years. Of the 126 companies, selected from a large applicant pool, there is a diversity of pre-revenue startups as well as more established revenue companies.

The 2015 Innovation Summit will run from 10am to 5pm at the Connecticut Convention Center on Tuesday, November 10. The annual event, presented by the Connecticut Technology Council, the Angel Investor Forum, BEACON, Connecticut Innovations, Crossroads Venture Group, and CURE, provides entrepreneurs, angels, venture investors, corporate business development executives, local talent, and business service providers an opportunity to network. The Innovation Summit is expected to attract more than 400 attendees.

“This year’s Tech Companies To Watch are just a sampling of the diverse and impressive startups that live in, and near, the state of Connecticut. Representing a larger group of growth companies with huge potential for success,” said Bruce Carlson President & CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council. “With the 2015 Summit gearing up to be our biggest, and most impressive, year yet, I am excited to watch this year’s recipients take their businesses to the next level.”

Innovation Summit features this year:

  • Funding, Co-working & Resources
    Funders including angels, VC’s, corporate VC’s, investment bankers, lenders, government programs and private investors as well as co-working spaces such as ReSET and Stamford Innovation Center will be on hand to offer individual guidance and advise. There will also be many other resources including accounting professionals, legal services and talent acquisition representatives.
  • Pitch Fest
    50 pre-selected Tech Companies To Watch will deliver a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges and live audience.
  • Workshops
    Workshops will be held to enhance attendee experience and will be open to all guests. Topics will include non-dilutive funding, investment stages, talent acquisition, and more.
  • TCTW Exposition
    Exhibition of the 126 Tech Companies To Watch
  • Awards Ceremony
    Recognizing the next generation of high-growth companies in CT and beyond. Seven of the 126 companies will receive awards in the following categories:
  • Most Promising New Technology Product or Service
  • Most Promising Software Product
  • Most Promising New Media / Internet / Telecom Company
  • Most Promising Bioscience Product
  • Most Promising Green Technology / Environment / Energy Product
  • Most Promising Consumer Product / Advanced Manufacturing Product
  • Most Promising Medical Devices Product

This year’s event is made possible through the help of platinum sponsor Cantor Colburn LLP, law firm.

Gold sponsors include Comcast Business, Fiondella, Milone and LaSaracina, The Hartford, and the University of Connecticut.

Tickets for the Innovation Summit can be purchased on the Connecticut Technology Council website: www.ct.org.

A list of the selected companies and their city or town can be found at the CTC website.

About The Connecticut Technology Council

The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies. By representing more than 3,000 companies employing some several hundred thousand technology employees, the tech council seeks to be an active voice for the state’s innovation ecosystem. For more information, visit www.ct.org.


Kaitlyn Mode
Marketing Manager
Connecticut Technology Council
(860) 289-0878 x338

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