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Connecticut Innovations Names New CEO

ROCKY HILL, Conn., June 12, 2015—Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the appointment of Matthew McCooe as chief executive officer. McCooe, 47, comes to CI from Chart Venture Partners (CVP), where he was a managing partner and fund manager focusing on investments in communications, green technologies, software and computer vision. Prior to CVP, he [...]

Hartford Ranked #41 of Top U.S Tech Cities

Cities love tech companies and tech companies bring in workers, many of whom are the young, energetic, savvy types who bring new ideas, innovations and attitudes. CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), a global real estate company, has released a report that highlights the top 50 cities in the U.S based on tech talent. CTC is proud to announce that Hartford made the cut, ranking in at #41. [...]

Recap | Cybersecurity Seminar June 2015

As a part of CTC’s initiative to prepare Connecticut businesses for cyber threats, its members and affiliates met at Frontier Communications New Haven to discuss the Life Cycle of a Data Breach and state initiatives around security. This marks the second meeting of CTC’s Cybersecurity Seminar Series. Members and friends of CTC arrived at Frontier Communications early June 3rd to enjoy a light breakfast and [...]

KnockMedia Apple Watch Giveaway

Join KnockMedia for a fun night of entertainment, food and drinks where you’ll have the opportunity to win an Apple Watch! Kick-back with some laughs with a performance by comedian Davey Lozano and learn how wearable tech can benefit your business through a presentation given by KnockMedia’s CEO, Nate Berger. You’ll also be able to demo the new Apple Watch and enter the raffle to [...]

Are You Concerned About Cybersecurity?

In 2014 business owners ranked cybersecurity as the fifth most important element to running a successful business. According to the 2015 Travelers Business Risk Index, opinions have changed. Now nine out of 10 business are incredibly concerned about a cybersecurity breach and consider cyber threats the second highest concern associated with business management. As more and more high profile, reputable companies suffer data breaches the concern [...]

Post Your IT internships for Students at Connecticut Universities and Colleges.

We are soliciting IT internships. Many companies have small IT projects but don’t have the resources for them. They may be a great opportunity for IT students. Examples: Write Excel macros Automate the backup of a software system Document a software someone wrote and then left Find and fix software bugs of non-critical systems Data analysis and reporting with SQL Upgrade software on a computer [...]

Core Informatics Opens New Office

CTC Member Company, Core Informatics, Opens New Office Space in Branford! Core Informatics is a software company focused on delivering state of the art web-based customized Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to customers in a variety of industries. The growing company, and Connecticut Technology Council member, received state support last year that allowed the company to triple its work force from 17 people to over 60. It [...]

Founders and Mentors Gathering

The Connecticut Technology Council has partnered with reSET and MetroHartford Alliance  to host a Founders and Mentors Gathering! If you are an entrepreneur looking to meet and network with mentors, or if you’re a mentor looking to connect with talented entrepreneurs, join us on May 7th!  When: May 7 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm Where: reSET Social Enterprise Trust | Hartford Cost: FREE This meeting is the first step [...]

Reality Crowd TV Regional Finalists in Comcast Business Competition

Reality Crowd TV Regional Finalist in Comcast Business Competition   In the fall of 2014, Reality Crowd TV was honored as a Connecticut Technology Council Tech Company To Watch at the annual Innovation Summit. Almost as proof of such a deserving title, Reality Crowd TV was recently named a regional finalist in the Comcast Business Competition!  As a regional finalist, Reality Crowd TV was awarded [...]

How Getting Hacked Could Ward off Cyber Attacks

Large and small companies are hiring hackers to put their cybersecurity to the test Being proactive about cybersecurity is not a one-and-done task. It’s an ever adapting game that requires re-assesment, adaptability and training – even then it’s difficult to know just how protected you’ll be when faced with a threat. So why not put your firewalls to the test? Some companies are putting a [...]