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November 2016 Newsletter – Giving Thanks

Reasons to Be Thankful! As the year turns towards the holiday season, and as the new Membership Director at CTC, let me say, thank you for a great year. It has truly been a team effort between CTC members, staff and Board Members. My sincere thanks go to… Our Members for caring about our State and the tech industry that will drive its growth. The Connecticut [...]


2016 Innovation Summit Recap

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, innovators, inventors, investors and the interested joined the Connecticut Technology Council and their partners – AIF, CVG, BEACON, and CURE – for the tenth annual Innovation Summit at the Connecticut Convention Center. The morning portion of the event included a hot-button keynote from Christopher Mirabile, Chair of the National Angel Capital Association. Mr. Mirabile’s speech began with a relatively benign [...]


Trump Could Jeopardize Startup Growth, Advocate Says – Hartford Courant

The Keynote Speaker at our Innovation Summit on Thursday, November 17 made some waves! Click to read on at Courant.com. Economic populism advanced by President-elect Donald Trump could jeopardize the growth of innovative start-up businesses critical to Connecticut’s economy, the head of a national investor advocacy group said Thursday. Source: Trump Could Jeopardize Startup Growth, Advocate Says – Hartford Courant



Bruce Carlson of The Connecticut Technology Council — CT Startup

In this week’s episode of the CT Startup Podcast, we speak with Bruce Carlson of the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC), covering topics such as Connecticut’s venture capital ecosystem and the upcoming Innovation Summit on Nov. 17 put on by the CTC in collaboration with AIF, CVG, and CURE …  Listen online Guest on the podcast, Bruce Carlson, is President and CEO of the CTC, and prior [...]


After Decades of Decline, Is Connecticut Manufacturing Finally Poised For Growth? – The Connecticut Story – November 2016

The state Labor Department projected in July that by 2024, Connecticut’s manufacturing sector will have grown by 2.8 percent over a 10-year period, adding nearly 4,400 jobs in the process. While the level of jobs in a number of fields within manufacturing is expected to decline over that time, the overall employment growth in the sector will be led by gains of 1,562 jobs in [...]


Connecticut Must Press For Best Broadband

Bruce Carlson, CTC President & CEO, in response to the 2/7 Broadband article in Saturday’s Courant, penned this letter the editor: Must Press For Best Broadband Regarding the Feb. 7 Page 1 story “Broadband Lacks Broad Reach: Businesses A Focus Of Debate On Access”: Thanks to the hard work of our broadband providers, Connecticut is an enviably wired state. However, because other states’ IT investments will [...]


College Students: Apply Now for 2016 NSI Technology Scholarship

NSI IT Solutions of Naugatuck has announced this year’s scholarship for students in computer science, IT, and related disciplines. Two of Connecticut’s best and brightest students will receive $500 towards education costs for the Fall 2016 semester. The only requirements are to complete an online form and attach proof of admission into a Connecticut-based college or University, with a major in one of the following disciplines: Information Systems Information Technology Computer [...]


Cyber-Security Begins With a Password

Systems Support Group, Inc. (SSGI), CTC member, is a Connecticut-based company providing professional computer support and enterprise-class IT solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Stories of corporate data breaches and cyber-terrorism can be overwhelming when deciding how to secure your personal and business networks. Recently, SSGI blogged about cyber-security and steps to protect against corporate data breaches. For details, read their blog by Ed Davis, CEO of Systems Support [...]


MESSAGE FROM THE CEO: A view on the departure of GE to Boston

While fresh in our minds, I’d like to weigh in on the decision by GE to move its corporate headquarters to Boston.  This not good news for Connecticut, but rather than policy makers pointing fingers at each other and joining in the “blame game”, we should stand back and look at what GE is saying. Let’s take the time to understand what GE is saying [...]


Automating Multidisciplinary Design: Engineering Workshop

An Improved Approach for Automating Multidisciplinary Design Exploration Attend this complimentary event presented by CD-adapco, a CFD focused provider of engineering simulation software, on deploying design exploration with MDX (Multidisciplinary Design exploration), a methodology that can link, enable and accelerate simulation tools and improve return on investment. When: Wednesday, February 3| 9:30am – 3:00pm Where: Hartford Marriott Farmington | Farmington


Should More Small Businesses Use Accounting Software in the Cloud?

Leap the Pond of Milford, CTC member and software management/business process consulting firm, recently blogged about a Capterra survey polling 500 small businesses for details on accounting software behavior and plans. The report, written by Andrew Marder, shows that while only 39% of small businesses use cloud-based accounting software, the benefits for those who do are clear. “By putting your information in the cloud, you increase the ease of [...]


YEI – Seeking new Program Director

YEI is now looking for a full-time Program Director to create and direct YEI’s entrepreneurial programming, manage the signature annual YEI Summer Fellowship program and expand programmatic offerings throughout the calendar year. This individual will also act as YEI’s primary liaison with other innovation centers on campus, as well as with Yale College and oversee YEI’s graduate and professional school programs. Full description and application are available [...]


January Member News Highlights

TierPoint LLC, Waterbury is proceeding to acquire Cosentry, a rapidly growing provider of Cloud, colocation and managed services with 200 employees based in Omaha, NE. The combined locations extend TierPoint’s reach to 24 markets, 38 data centers, and more than 6,000 customers coast-to-coast. The companies share a client-focused culture, providing local support and access to enterprise class IT solutions. Connecticut Computer Service (CCS), Rocky Hill and Southington, announced their merger with Hartford’s [...]


2016 CT Medal of Technology – Call for nominations, due March 11, 2016

In 2016, the Connecticut Medal of Technology, Connecticut’s highest honor to recognize extraordinary technological achievements in fields crucial to Connecticut’s economic competitiveness and social-well-being, will be awarded. This Medal recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the development and widespread implementation of technology in one or more of these areas:  process and/or product innovation; technology transfer; advanced manufacturing; and technology management.  The award [...]


Manufacturing Innovation Fund Incumbent Worker Training Program

The state Department of Labor is helping state manufacturers by helping to train their workforce on the latest technology. The Manufacturing Innovation Fund Incumbent Worker Training program provides financial assistance to manufacturers for growing innovative and technology-based manufacturing business in Connecticut. The goals of the program are to support companies in their efforts to train their workers in the appropriate skills to meet current and [...]


Member Spotlight: MoonBase 3

Kate Jones – CEO/Managing Partner East Hartford, CT www.moonbase3.com   MoonBase3 offers website design & development and mobile applications. We like to call ourselves a digital studio: we build websites and applications specific to our client’s needs, efficiently and effectively. We have an in-house dev team that is dedicated to website development. The websites we create are not only beautiful and technically sound, but built [...]


Tech Industry Public Policy Agenda has been Drafted – CTC Member Meetings

Presenting the 2016 Public Policy Agenda for the Technology Community Bring your lunch and join CTC directors and members as we gather for networking and a presentation on policy updates & CTC’s 2016 Public Policy Agenda. One of CTC’s goals is to help create an environment in Connecticut where technology businesses can start, thrive and grow. The 2016 legislative session officially begins on February 3 and so CTC’s Public Policy Task Force has [...]


LLM in Intellectual Property Law and Information Governance – New UCONN Degree Program

The University Of Connecticut Board of Trustees voted in December 2015 to approve a new academic degree program at UConn School of Law: an LLM in Intellectual Property Law and Information Governance. It will be the only master of laws program in intellectual property offered in Connecticut, and the only one in New England with a focus on policy and global intellectual property law. More here: [...]


Connecticut Technology Council Presents Award at 2015 Holiday Party Honoring Frank Marco – Volunteer of the Year

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 10, 2015 – The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) presented it’s Volunteer of the Year Award to board member and friend, Frank Marco, Partner at Wiggin and Dana LLP, at its Holiday Party at Fairfield University. The Volunteer of the Year Award is an award given to an individual who has been an active member or advocate, as well as a leader, [...]