Keeping Our Eyes On The Prize

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Keeping Our Eyes On The Prize

A position statement on the proposed R&D tax credit reduction and limitations on net operating losses.  The tech industry in Connecticut is creating jobs, receiving investment and working to pull Connecticut out of its economic doldrums. CyberStates, a report released by industry group CompTia in early February, gives us a great snapshot of where we are as an industry. A few facts pulled from the [...]

MIT Feedback Survey

The MIT  Enterprise Forum of Connecticut (MITEF_CT) would like to better understand how they can add value to the entrepreneurship community in Connecticut. MITEF_CT is part of a global network of Enterprise Forum chapters. They are a volunteer, non-profit organization operating under the charter of the. The MIT mission is to promote and strengthen the process of starting and growing innovative and technology-oriented companies by providing [...]

CT’s Drive for Public HIgh-Speed Internet

Providing access to high-speed, low-cost internet in the state is crucial for economic growth and business development.  According to New Haven Transportation Director Doug Hausladen, Connecticut is “exceptionally slow, even when compared to the rest of America,” in regards to jumping on the high-speed connectivity train. In an effort to get Connecticut up to speed Consumer Counsel Elin Katz, Comptroller Kevin Lembo and others are [...]

MetroHartford Alliance Partners with MassChallenge

As part of its recent efforts to support start-up businesses in the greater Hartford region and beyond, the MetroHartford Alliance is partnering with MassChallenge, one of the nation’s leading accelerator programs.  The MetroHartford Alliance is hosting an informational session with representatives from MassChallenge on March 16 to market the 2015 accelerator program. Please use the attached flyer and registration link below for more information. Information Session [...]

The Demand Generation Summit

The Demand Generation Summit is a vendor-neutral event for B2B marketers and sales professionals looking to advance their knowledge through interaction and thought leadership. Speakers at this event are practitioner contributors from leading brands and marketing organizations.  Key themes include: Analytics & Big Data Customer Touchpoint Mapping Customer Relationship and Experience Lead Generation & Nurturing Sales Enablement and Collaboration Growth Hacking Customer Persona Development This [...]

Connecticut Technology Council Announces the 2015 Women of Innovation®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kaitlyn Mode, Connecticut Technology Council (860) 289-0878 x338, kmode@ct.org   Connecticut Technology Council Announces the 2015 Women of Innovation® Women innovators and leaders to be honored April 1 HARTFORD, Conn., Feb 23, 2015 – The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) announces that 56 women have been selected as Women of Innovation for the 2015 Women of Innovation awards program. The program recognizes [...]

Free Energy Audits – Energize CT

The Office of Energy Efficient Businesses (OEEB) program, administered and staffed by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), with funding from the Connecticut Department of Energy and environmental Protection, is now available to provide direct assistance to Connecticut businesses to reduce energy costs, and decrease energy consumption. OEEB will screen for potential energy efficiency and conservation measures, review options for energy procurement, and identify opportunities to deploy onsite renewable [...]

Executives from Member Companies to Advise Federal Government

Executives from CTC member companies Proton OnSite and UTC – Pratt & Whitney have been named to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Council! Joseph Sylvestro, Pratt & Whitney’s Vice President of Manufacturing Operations, and Rob Friedland, President & CEO of Proton, will join 30 other council members who were selected from a cross section of the nation’s manufacturing companies. They have been named to the council [...]

Keep Your Eye on CTC Board Member Austin McChord

Austin McChord, CTC Board Member and CEO and Founder of member company Datto, Inc. continues to make headlines. The sub 30 year old tech “mastermind,” has giants in the data backup industry scratching their heads – where did this Norwalk-based company come from and what will stand in its way? Check out this segment on Squawk Box – Austin talks a little bit about his [...]

The Secret Behind Datto

Austin McChord, Founder and CEO of Datto Inc. was featured in Forbes Magazine for his swagger and business savvy. Datto Inc. is a member company of The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and a 2014 Marcum Tech Top 40 winner. Austen is a board of director here at CTC. Here is an expert from the article found in Forbes Magazine: “McChord got where he is by [...]