Over 350 entrepreneurs, investors and service providers gathered on
Thursday, September 17, 2009 at The Omni Hotel in New Haven for the
Third Annual Innovation Pipeline Awards. The celebration recognized
the most promising early stage and emerging technology companies
These award winners represented nine categories within Connecticut’s technology community. One top company in each category was announced
at during the evening rpogram, but all were considered to have the best
potential to become successful enterprises.
The awards ceremony was combined with a networking reception and a technology expo at which Connecticut’s emerging technology companies displayed their innovation posters.
Cantor Colburn LLP
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies
EDC New Haven
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge
Fiondella Milone & LaSaracina
Open Solutions Inc.
Click here for the detailed list.
The Top Category Winners
Precision Combustion, Inc., North Haven
- The Most Significant Early Stage Capital Investment
Continuity Engine, Monroe
Oxford Performance Materials, Enfield
- The Most Promising Technology Product or Service of the Year
YouRenew.com, New Haven
- The Most Promising Software Product of the Year
(two winners this year)
Weston Software, Incorporated, Southport
Retail Optimization Incorporated, New Haven
- The Most Promising New Internet/New Media Company of the Year
PaperG, New Haven
- The Most Promising Life Sciences Company of the Year
Genomas, Incorporated, Hartford
- The Most Promising New Green Tech Company of the Year
Apollo Solar, Bethel
- The SBIR Funding Deal of the Year
ELKA Precision, LLC, Bristol
The Keynote Speech
The keynote speaker at the 2009 Cantor Colburn/CCAT
Innovation Pipeline Awards celebration was Jeffrey Sohl, Director
of the Center for Venture Research and Professor of Entrepreneurship
and Decision Sciences at the Whittemore School of Business and
Economics at the University of New Hampshire.
For consideration in the Connecticut Technology Council 2009 Innovation Awards, a company
must have met the following criteria:
1. Must be headquartered in Connecticut. Subsidiaries or company divisions are not eligible.
2. Must have proprietary technology or propriety intellectual property, except those in
the IT Services category. A company is also eligible if it devotes a significant portion of its
revenue to the research and development of technology.
3. Revenue must not exceed $10M. The Innovation Awards are aimed at younger,
emerging technology companies.
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