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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


Recruiter.com

Miles Jennings, CEO Farmington, CT www.recruiter.com   Recruiter.com is a new online recruiting service with the ultimate goal of helping companies hire great employees, and candidates find jobs that they love. With Recruiter.com-built technologies and cost effective recruitment services, we’re taking the pain out of job search and finding the best talent. Recruiter works with candidates of all kinds and specifically caters to companies looking [...]


Interviewing for Technical Programmers – What to Ask

Finding talent for your growing technology company can be overwhelming, especially when all you have to go on is a first impression and a carefully crafted resume. Thankfully, our friends over at Robert Half Technology have put together an easy guide to interviewing technical programmers. A guide that should help you higher the best fit for your growing team. Questions to ask a technical programmer [...]


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 annual Innovation Summit. These companies are honored and presented to the technology community as most likely to [...]


Connecticut STEP Grant Program

The program goal of STEP FY ‘15 is to aid companies in expanding their export initiatives and to increase eligible Connecticut companies’ export sales by spurring participation in export opportunities. Eligible activities include trade shows, trade missions, marketing and internationalization, U.S. Department of Commerce services (Gold Key, International Partner Search, International Company Profile), export training opportunities, and export B2B matchmaking. Reimbursements will be made towards [...]


The Business of Energy Storage

2015 Supply Chain Exchange & Partnership Development Forum The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster and Western New England University are pleased to host an energy storage forum that will bring together key stakeholders in the electrochemical energy storage industry. This forum will focus on the potential markets for electrochemical energy storage systems and opportunities for their integration with renewable energy sources, and electric and gas utilities. This event will [...]


Emanus, LLC

Wil Jacques, President Avon, CT www.emanus.com   Our team of seasoned professionals protect your intellectual property and assist you in developing your product idea to maximize the potential for revenue generation. Before investing in patents, Emanus minimizes client risk by providing a clear view of the commercial viability and validity of ideas, including market attractiveness, participants’ behavior, identifiable opportunities, and execution strategies for commercialization. We understand the [...]


Connecticut Chapter Expo and Technology Forum

The Connecticut Chapter of the Surface Mount Technology Association is hosting an Expo and Technology Forum! When: October 29 | 10am – 3pm Where: Waterbury Marriott | Waterbury CT Cost: FREE Admission is free for attendees and includes lunch. There will be a raffle only including those who pre-register. There also will be 2 separate raffles for those attending the technical seminars. There will also be [...]


MITEF: Breakthroughs in Digital Marketing & Strategic Data

MIT Enterprise Forum Connecticut Presents: Breakthroughs in Digital Marketing & Strategic Data To get the most out of your investment in online marketing, you must understand the data behind it. Our guest presenters for the next MIT Enterprise Forum will be Mark Casali and Paul Benson, founders of Synapse SEM. This is a locally based technology firm that has developed a set of proprietary statistical [...]


Tech Companies To Watch Selected!

The Innovation Summit is a CTC premier event where selected companies exhibit as Tech Companies To Watch. This year, the Council is selecting companies on a rolling basis through the middle of October. Below are this year’s Tech Companies To Watch selected in the third round. Want to exhibit? Click here to apply!


NYC Cleantech Summit

The Northeast Cleantech & Energy Innovation Tour stops in New York City on October 19 and 20 for a two-day NYC Cleantech Summit, which includes targeted networking events for entrepreneurs, the final judging for the annual Cleantech Open Northeast business competition, and a startup showcase and awards ceremony celebrating the region’s top cleantech innovators. When: October 19 | 5:30pm – 10:00pm Where: New York Law School | New York City [...]