Innovation Summit Series: Diameter Health — CT Startup

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Innovation Summit Series: Diameter Health — CT Startup

Our friends at the CT Startup Podcast interviewed participants at November’s Innovation Summit. Listen to their fab interview with Diameter Health now! In the first part of our Innovation Summit series, we talk to the Eric Rosow founder of Diameter Health, which seeks to streamline the healthcare industry through clinical intelligence. Source: Innovation Summit Series: Diameter Health — CT Startup

April 2015 Member News Highlights

Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), part of Munich Re, has invested in Waygum, Inc., a tech startup with a mobile app platform for the Industrial Internet of Things that captures and visualizes critical data for predicting equipment loss and optimizing business performance. This first in a series of planned investments by HSB’s corporate venture capital group targets companies working in such areas as the Industrial Internet [...]

Biotech Thriving in Branford

New Haven and Farmington may be the first locations we associate with Connecticut’s biotech industry, but don’t forget Branford, the shoreline town that has quietly added dozens of startup bioscience firms over the last 30 years. “Historically, Branford has been — in addition to New Haven — a place where bioscience has gotten a foothold.”  Susan Froshauer, president and CEO of Connecticut bioscience advocate CURE. Some [...]

UConn Receives NSF Funding to Create ‘Accelerate UConn’ Program

UConn‘s Cell & Genome Sciences building will house Accelerate UConn, a new program for entrepreneurs and innovators that was recently awarded $300K by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This also designates UConn as an I-Corps Site (academic institutions that engage multiple, local teams in order to transfer technology to the business world.) Co-developed by Jeff Seemann, Vice President for Research, and Timothy Folta, Faculty Director of the [...]

Connecticut’s Investment in an Expanding Tech Ecosystem

Connecticut is gaining a reputation for its growing tech ecosystem in diverse areas including biomechanics, advanced materials, optics, alternative energy, drug development and manufacturing technology. What’s behind this? Strong collaborative relationships between innovative entrepreneurs, universities and large companies with specialized resources. For example: At the University of Connecticut, Eric Sirois, Ph.D, Biomedical Engineering founded Dura BioTech at the UConn Technology Incubator Program, and has received $400,000 in awards including a federal [...]

Mining Connecticut’s Patented Tech Gems

East Hartford’s IP Factory is identifying Connecticut’s undeveloped but viable patented technologies with the potential to add jobs and boost the state’s economy, and putting them to work. In a recent Hartford Business Journal article by Matt Pilon, IP Factory’s CEO Chris Kalish confirmed his conviction that Connecticut has a number of patented technologies waiting to be discovered; projects that are often shelved for budgetary reasons, [...]

November 2014 Member News Highlights

Core Informatics of Branford is on a hiring binge, after receiving a $2.75 million subsidized loan, a $250,000 grant from Connecticut Innovations, and $5 million from venture capital investors. While being interviewed for a story in the Hartford Courant, Josh Geballe, CEO of Core Informatics, said state money makes it more likely that biotech companies will succeed. “I think we have the opportunity in Connecticut to [...]

CTC Helps Springboard RFQ for State Broadband Network

In the last month the Connecticut Technology Council has worked tirelessly on two key issues in the CT technology community. Three years ago, the Connecticut Technology Council was at the forefront of efforts to create the Innovation Ecosystem in Connecticut. The message that we delivered to the Administration and General Assembly included a need to both increase the number of startups and the amount of available [...]

The Refinery wins SBA’s Accelerator Fund Competition Cash Prize

Westport’s The Refinery, an accelerator geared towards rapidly growing and scaling local ventures that have women in leadership roles, has been selected as one of the winners of the first Growth Accelerator Fund competition. The Refinery and 49 other nationwide winners were selected from a pool of more than 800 applications by a panel of seven expert business expert and investor judges. The purpose of the competition [...]

The Power of Pitch – Apply To Pitch!

Gain Visibility, Connections, Feedback, and Funding by Pitching as a Tech Company To Watch. It’s not easy to get in front of the right people so make sure you take every available opportunity to do so.  Whether it’s to get market feedback or find funding opportunities, participating in business and networking events will benefit your company. Pitching to an audience of investors, business experts, and potential customers [...]