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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, [...]


Urge Congress to Reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Tweet Congress: @CTtech and its members support #PITFA. Lets get it done this week! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Washington – CompTIA, the the Computing Technology Industry Association, and the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) are joined by 29 state and regional technology councils across the country in a letter urging Congressional leaders to pass legislation to reform Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) by requiring a warrant for [...]


2015 Holiday Party Recap

On December 10, 2015, members, friends, and supporters of the Angel Investor Forum, the Connecticut Technology Council, Crossroads Venture Group, and IACT, gathered at Fairfield University for the annual Holiday Party! Fairfield University’s Kelley center was the place to be for the 165+ attendees who came out to celebrate, mingle, wine and dine. Many brought un-wrapped gift donations for the Salvation Army. Networking was paused briefly so [...]


December Member News Highlights

Tangoe, a leading provider of  inventory and expense management business software utilizing voice and data services, mobile devices, cloud software and other “connection-based” services, will move to new and larger headquarters nearby in Orange, CT in early 2017. Tangoe will occupy 80,000 square feet of the new four-story Marsh Hill Road site. The flourishing software company projects 2015 revenue in excess of $220 million. Evariant of Farmington, serving the healthcare provider market [...]


reSET Impact Accelerator

The Impact Accelerator is a 5 month program designed to provide entrepreneurs with access to the knowledge, networks, and resources they need to grow their businesses and their impact. Program focuses on: Connecting businesses to early stage cutomers Connecting businesses to industry specific experts and mentors Providing businesses with coaching along important start-up milestones. Is the Impact Accelerator right for your venture? If you can check [...]


Recap | 2015 IT Summit

“As a first time attendee, I thought it (the IT Summit) was so well done, it was a really great event with really knowledgeable presenters. Very professional” – IT Summit attendee The Connecticut Technology Council was proud to present this year’s IT Summit at a brand new, beautiful location in Fairfield. The Patterson Club proved itself to be the perfect space for a networking event geared towards IT [...]


Submit a Listing: Yale Innovation & Entrepreneurship Internship Program

The Yale Innovation and Entrepreneurship Internship Program in partnership between the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) and Office of Career Services (OCS) is a pathway designed to connect entrepreneurial firms and startups with qualified and enthusiastic Yale students for a summer internship experience centered around entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship. Program Goal: The goal of the program is to enrich the career opportunities of Yale students, and to [...]


Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund Approves $1 Million in Funding for Two Healthcare IT Companies

ROCKY HILL, Conn., Nov. 17, 2015 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced that the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund (CBIF) has approved $1 million in funding to support bioscience innovations during the latest review of project applications. CBIF—a $200 million fund, which will make investments over the next 10 years in the form [...]


2015 Innovation Summit Top Award Winners Announced

Connecticut Technology Council Honors Most Promising Tech Companies at Ninth Annual Connecticut Innovation Summit Tech Companies To Watch Showcased – Eight Winners Named HARTFORD, Conn. (November 11, 2015) – More than 450 entrepreneurs, investors, business executives, service providers, and tech talent gathered on November 10, 2015, at The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford for the ninth annual Connecticut Innovation Summit: a gathering of entrepreneurship and growth and a place to learn [...]


Recap | 2015 Innovation Summit

Innovation is a complex venture, one that requires time, energy, patience, determination, and above all, great ideas. That’s not all, innovators need support, guidance and capital. They need a network of like-minded individuals, experts, mentors and investors who can help them turn their dreams into reality, their plans to profit. Cue the Innovation Summit, Connecticut’s ultimate gathering of entrepreneurship, innovation, and growth. It’s no surprise that this year’s gathering [...]


Stamford STEMfest

Save the date for Stamford’s STEMfest! When: Saturday, May 14 | 10am – 4pm Where: Mill River Park, Stamford CT What: The STEMfest is a variety of activities and displays centering around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for students and their parents. This event is FREE and open to the public. Who Can Help: We are looking for two types of volunteers: (1) those who have an [...]


KnockMedia: Harvest Networking Event

Join KnockMedia at their Harvest Networking Event! Enjoy networking, wine and beer tasting, gift card giveaways, a keynote presentation and more! Bring a guest and receive additional chances to win gift cards! Also, attendee leaves with a mini-pie! When: Thursday, November 12 | 6pm Where: 5 Science Park, 1st floor, New Haven Cost: FREE | Seating is limited, registration required Learn More & Register