House passes bill broadening angel investment eligibility | HartfordBusiness.com

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House passes bill broadening angel investment eligibility | HartfordBusiness.com

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill that would make more Connecticut companies eligible for angel investments. Source: House passes bill broadening angel investment eligibility | HartfordBusiness.com

Analysis says Connecticut ranks high in tech innovation

Bruce Carlson, president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Technology Council, said the state benefits from its number of colleges and the research funding they attract. “In order for there to be technology and innovation, there has to be a strong educational environment,” Carlson said, “We’ve got a lot of college students, a lot faculty members who are not only coming up with innovative [...]

PASS IT, SIGN IT, NOW! CTC CEO Bruce Carlson on Governor Malloy’s Proposed Budget

Budgets are first and foremost policy documents. They detail the policy directions and the priorities that an organization deems important. Through that lens, let’s look at Governor Malloy’s budget proposal released on Wednesday. At the 10,000 foot level, here are the policy directions and priorities that I take away from the Governor’s proposal: Continued effort to reduce the size and scope of State Government Reshaping [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Five Governors Meet on New England’s Energy Infrastructure

Governor Dannel Malloy initiated April 23rd’s closed-door energy summit in Hartford with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage, Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Rainmondo, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, to discuss initiatives for more fully utilizing New England’s natural resources to produce cleaner and more cost efficient energy. Connecticut is one of the region’s three main load centers for heating and electricity, along [...]

Carlson on 2-year entrepreneurial “learners permit”

The idea for an entrepreneurial “learner’s permit” in Connecticut — a two-year holiday sparing new startups some regulatory fees and paperwork — is before a state fiscal analysis committee that could determine whether the initiative becomes law. The bill comes on the heels of New York Gov.Andrew Cuomo‘s offer of 10 years of tax-free operations for qualifying startups in that state. It also arrives amid fresh [...]

Middle-Market Technology Industry Outlook – White Paper

Issues Before the 114th U.S. Congress: Substantial strategic planning changes needed to keep technology companies competitive? In this white paper submitted by accounting, tax, and advisory firm and CTC member CohnReznick LLP, the 2015 Middle Market Technology Outlook examines longstanding issues for technology businesses, from a new perspective with expert insights on how congressional actions and business trends could change the game in the next twelve [...]