July 2015 Member News Highlights

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July 2015 Member News Highlights

Core Informatics of Branford, data management software developers, received a $17.5 Million venture investment from Oak HC/FT to add staff for cloud based product development and boost the expansion of its Platform for Science Marketplace. “Drug discovery, diagnostics, and other scientific domains are seeing tremendous transformation, yet the industry lags in supporting software solutions” said Andrew Adams, OAK HC/FT general partner. “Core is closing that gap to…improve patient outcomes and human health…” Josh Geballe, [...]

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 [...]

CTC President & CEO, Bruce Carlson, Ramps up Advocacy Efforts

CT Technology Council President and CEO, Bruce Carlson, shared his experiences in the public and private sector in an interview with Bob Moore at TechVoice. Mr. Carlson discussed how he would utilize his experiences and networks in government and as a business owner to build coalitions that get public policy through the general assembly. His overarching goals are to pull people together around important public policy [...]

America’s Declining Rates of Entrepreneurship

The Washington Monthly recently published an article highlighting recent study findings that show a decline in entrepreneurship in the US. Why does it matter? New businesses often introduce innovations into the market, and create jobs. The founding and growth of businesses were analyzed in order to determine what economists call the level of “Economic Dynamism”. Economic Dynamism is said to be critical to rising living standards. [...]

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 [...]

Sound Advice from Our Wise Sales Gurus at Sandler…

This post comes from Donna Bak, Partner and Certified Trainer at CTC member company, Sandler Training of Southbury: One Step Closer to Knowing [ U2, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb ] Maybe you’ve been in this situation before. You have a sinking feeling that you will eventually lose the sale, or the client, or a high profile project unless you defuse a bomb…unless you bring up [...]

PowerMatch Featured in New London Day Article

Take a look at this article profiling one of our signature events that appeared in the New London Day this past weekend. New London – No pressure: Just three minutes to tell a little something about yourself and see whether you and a potential partner might find a little chemistry together. Only this isn’t a speed-dating service; it’s a new way of business networking called [...]

New Accelerator Program Set To Launch Women-Led Connecticut Business into Scalability

Connecticut will soon be home to a new business accelerator program set to debut later this summer.  Westport’s The Refinery is geared towards rapidly growing and scaling local ventures that have women in leadership roles.  The program will run for six weeks this fall, led by a strong team of experienced mentors and a core team of advisers including founder Janis Collins, an Entrepreneur in [...]

New Commericials Showcasing the CT Tech Industry in the Airwaves

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has released two new television ads highlighting six technology companies that are thriving and growing here in the state.  The ads, which will be mostly airing in northern New Jersey and New York’s Suffolk, Nassau, and Westchester counties, convey the message that Connecticut’s technology industry is thriving and creating real employment opportunities. A group of six businesses [...]