Eighty Seven Tech Companies to Watch Chosen for 2014 Innovation Summit

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Eighty Seven Tech Companies to Watch Chosen for 2014 Innovation Summit

Will pitch and exhibit before Angel and VC investors at Eighth Annual event;
Half day of activities to take place November 12 at Oakdale Theater

 

HARTFORD, Conn. (November 4, 2014) – The Connecticut Technology Council has selected 87 Tech Companies to Watch to participate in the eighth annual Innovation Summit. The eighty-seven were selected from a larger group of applicant companies and most are recent start-ups, with many pre-revenue, but all with the potential to become fast growing companies. A small number are small tech firms who have been in business for a few years and have revenue.

The 2014 Innovation Summit will run from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Oakdale Theater on Wednesday, November 12. The annual event, presented by the Connecticut Technology Council, the Angel Investor Forum, the Crossroads Venture Group, and CURE, provides entrepreneurs, angels, venture investors, corporate business development executives, and business service providers an opportunity to network, while the selected firms receive an opportunity to meet mentors and potential investors. The Innovation Summit is expected to attract 400 attendees.

“This year’s Companies to Watch are an exciting and eclectic group. They represent a diverse group of early stage teams with great potential for growth and success,” said Bruce Carlson President  & CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council, “Each year our technology eco-system creates an exciting class of new companies.”

Innovation Summit features this year:

  • A Funding Fair where 20 funders including angels, VC’s, corporate VC’s, investment bankers, lenders, family offices, government programs and private investors will be on-hand to offer individual guidance and advice.
  • Mentor Meetings, where all 87 company entrepreneurs will get the opportunity to meet one-on-one with subject matter experts experts of their choosing: mostly executives, and serial entrepreneurs who have built and sold companies.
  • The Pitch Fest, where 50 companies will deliver a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges, who will pick the best and award cash prizes.
  • An Expo, or mini-trade show, where the 87 Tech Companies to Watch will exhibit and meet attendees.
  • An Awards Ceremony, which will recognize the next generation of high-growth companies in Connecticut and the region.  Five of the eight companies will receive awards in the following categories:
  • Most Promising New Technology Product or Service
  • Most Promising Software Product
  • Most Promising Internet/New Media Product
  • Most Promising Life Sciences Product
  • Most Promising New Green/Environmental Product

Additional cash awards will be made by the Angel Investor Forum, TECHCONN (Technology for Connecticut, Inc) and CMEEC (The Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative).

This year’s event is made possible by two presenting sponsors: the law firm of Cantor Colburn LLP, and First Niagara Bank.

Supporting sponsors include Connecticut Innovations, the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven, the accounting firm of Fiondella, Milone and LaSaracina, Fiserv, The Hartford, the law firms of Murtha Cullina and Dilworth IP, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC), the University of Connecticut and the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute.

Tickets for the Innovation Summit can be purchased at the Connecticut Technology Council website: www.ct.org.

A list of the selected companies by industry category and town is below:

Company Name City State Industry Category:
Alphachromics Farmington CT Advanced Manufacturing
Covalent Coating Technologies, LLC East Hartford CT Advanced Manufacturing
Anchor Science LLC Branford CT Energy / Environment / Green Technology
BRASH Engines, Inc. Branford CT Energy / Environment / Green Technology
Dry Flush, LLC Hamden CT Energy / Environment / Green Technology
ESCO Advisors Danbury CT Energy / Environment / Green Technology
KnipBio Harvard MA Energy / Environment / Green Technology
New Ideas and Innovations, LLC Madison CT Energy / Environment / Green Technology
SolVilla Energy, Inc. East Hartford CT Energy / Environment / Green Technology
Voda Storrs CT Energy / Environment / Green Technology
109 Design New Haven CT Life Sciences
Act!vate Brain & Body, Inc. Farmington CT Life Sciences
Aria Neurosciences, Inc Hamden CT Life Sciences
ARKAY Therapeutics, LLC East Windsor NJ Life Sciences
Bioarray Therapeutics, Inc. Farmington CT Life Sciences
Body Biolytics Stonington CT Life Sciences
CaroGen Corporation Hamden CT Life Sciences
Dura Biotech Storrs CT Life Sciences
Elidah Sandy Hook CT Life Sciences
GestVision, Inc Guilford CT Life Sciences
ImStem Biotechnology, Inc. Farmington CT Life Sciences
Intensity Therapeutics, Inc. Westport CT Life Sciences
LambdaVision Incorporated Farmington CT Life Sciences
MicroNaiad New Haven CT Life Sciences
Nature’s Fingerprint LLC Niantic CT Life Sciences
NovaTract Surgical, Inc. Madison CT Life Sciences
Nurse Born Products Cheshire CT Life Sciences
Presymtec Medical Quarryville PA Life Sciences
SecLingua Shelton CT Life Sciences
SurgiQuest Milford CT Life Sciences
Woven Orthopedic Technologies, LLC Manchester CT Life Sciences
ZetrOZ Trumbull CT Life Sciences
Applivate, LLC New Haven CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Colupon LLC Danbury CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Discover Video, LLC Wallingford CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
fanum.fm New York NY New Media / Internet / Telecom
Finstats.com Wilton CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
GoNation Milford CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
IQzic New Haven CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
KnockMedia New Haven CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Local Yokel Media Stamford CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
MEA Mobile New Haven CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
MILNAA, Inc Sunnyvale CA New Media / Internet / Telecom
MoonBase3 East Hartford CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
QuadJobs Greenwich CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Reality Crowd TV Media Corp. Astoria NY New Media / Internet / Telecom
Realizers Group Old Greenwich CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Recruiter.com Farmington CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Slooh, LLC East Hartford CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
SnapSeat Photo Booths Hartford CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Tamion Corp dba Weezoo.com East Berlin CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Test My Pitch Ivoryton CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
TotalHousehold Inc. Danbury CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Trinity Mobile Networks Inc. New Haven, CT CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Tru Optik Data Corp. Stamford CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Competegy, LLC Farmington CT Other/Consumer Products
Karaoke Heroes LLC New Haven CT Other/Consumer Products
The Brothers Crisp Hartford CT Other/Consumer Products
Accelatis LLC Wilton CT Software
AdapTac Games LLC Stamford CT Software
API Wizard Stamford CT Software
Basic6 Westport CT Software
Cashpath Financial Stamford Ct Software
CloudX Inc Suffield CT Software
Continuity Control New Haven CT Software
Criterion Inc. Norwalk CT Software
Device42 LLC New Haven CT Software
EasySeat Tickets Plainville CT Software
ECKey Corporation Lancaster PA Software
Electric Compass Darien CT Software
Ensa.com, Inc. Danbury CT Software
GoECart Bridgeport CT Software
GrowthCast New Haven CT Software
Inbox Health Inc. Bridgeport CT Software
Invessence, Inc. Chatham NJ Software
Logicbroker, Inc. Shelton CT Software
Mingl Wilton CT Software
Outfox Solutions, Inc. Stamford CT Software
Rally Bus New Haven CT Software
RecDesk LLC East Hartford CT Software
SecureRF Corporation Shelton CT Software
Specialized Data Systems, Inc. East Haven CT Software
SyferLock Technolgy Corporation Shelton CT Software
Technical Consulting & Research, Inc. Weston CT Software
VEOCI New Haven CT Software
Verbi, Inc Cheshire CT Software
VRSim, Inc East Hartford CT Software

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