Innovation Summit – 2010


Over 400 entrepreneurs, investors and service providers gathered on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at The Omni Hotel in New Haven for the Connecticut Technology Council’s Fourth Annual Innovation Pipeline Awards. The event celebrates the most promising early stage and emerging technology companies in Connecticut that are considered to have the best potential to be a successful enterprise.

This was part of a larger event being held that day called the Cantor Colburn/CCAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit, which included a northeast angel investor summit sponsored by The Angel Investor Forum (www.angelinvestorforum.com/). Nearly 100 angel investors from Connecticut Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania attended. A key component of the evening’s program put the spotlight on 115 “Companies to Watch” in a poster fair exhibit of their products and services to attendees.
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During the awards ceremony, the Connecticut Technology Council honored U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D) with an Award of Appreciation. Senator Dodd has been a friend and supporter of efforts to help grow the Connecticut technology economy and has consistently supported the angel community. He addressed the gathering via video from Washington, congratulating the winners and applauding the efforts of all the participating entrepreneurs.

The awards event and the Innovation Pipeline program were sponsored by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), Cantor Colburn LLC, Connecticut Innovations, CNA Insurance, the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, Fiondella Milone & LaSaracina, Launch Capital, Microsoft Corporation, Open Solutions Inc., the University of Connecticut, Wellstone Insurance and Yale University.

Awards

The Innovation Pipeline Awards winners for 2010 are:

1. The Most New Patents Award- Tumor Biology Investment Group (TBIG, Inc.), New Haven
2. The Most Significant Early Stage Capital Investment Award- Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Inc., Trumbull
3. The Deal of the Year Award- HR411, Waterbury
4. The Most Promising Technology Product or Service of the Year- Tutor Trove, LLC, New Haven
5. The Most Promising Software Product of the Year- HadoopDB (New Haven) and PowerPhone, Inc., Madison
6. The Most Promising New Internet/New Media Company of the Year – Interactive Mobile @dvertising, Inc., Westport
7. The Most Promising Life Sciences Company of the Year- NovaTract Surgical LLC, Guilford
8. The Most Promising New Green Tech Company of the Year- SilviaTerra, New Haven

The 2010 Tech Companies to Watch, are (in alphabetical order):


Cantor Colburn LLP

 

CNA Insurance


Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies

 


CT Innovations


EDC New Haven


Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge

 


Fiondella Milone & LaSaracina


LaunchCapital LLC

 


Microsoft

 


Open Solutions

 


Wellstone Insurance

 

Company Name City State Website Industry Category
3G BioTech, LLC Sudbury MA N/A Life Science
Akademos Norwalk CT http://www.akademos.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Albright Associates, Inc. Weston CT http://www.albright.com IT Services
AMBROSONICS, LLC Windsor CT http://www.ambrosonics.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Anchor Science LLC Branford CT http://www.anchorscience.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
Aquatic Sensor Network Technology LLC Storrs CT http://www.aquasent.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Arcanatura LLC Groton CT http://www.arcanatura.com Life Sciences
Autotether, Inc. Chester CT http://www.autotether.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
Axxun Inc Stamford CT http://www.axxun.com Software
Bartron Medical Imaging, Inc. New Haven CT http://www.bartron.ws Life Sciences
Biorasis Inc Storrs CT http://www.bio-orasis.com Life Sciences
Blue Ribbon LLC Stamford CT http://www.blueribbontesting.com Software
Brands for Greater Good Weston CT http://www.BrandsForGreaterGood.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
CheckedTwice, LLC New Haven CT http://www.checkedtwice.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Connection Concepts, Inc. Farmington CT http://www.con2inc.com Software
Constitution Biofuels Groton CT http://www.constitutionbiofuels.com/ Energy/Environmental/Green
Continuity Control New Haven CT http://www.continuity.net Software
Control Station, Inc. Tolland CT http://www.controlstation.com Software
CyberResearch, Inc. Branford CT http://www.cyberresearch.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Dark Field Technologies Orange CT http://www.darkfield.com Advanced Manufacturing
Discover Video Wallingford CT http://www.discovervideo.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
DK Pictures, Inc. Waltham MA http://www.doink.com New Media / Internet / Tele
Dream Staffing LLC New Haven CT http://www.dreamstaffing.com Software
ECKey Corporation Wilmington DE http://eckey.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Education Sports Mentoring LLC Greens Farms CT http://www.ESMZone.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
eGen LLC Groton CT http://www.egenhydro.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
Electric Truck LLC Greenwich CT http://el-truck.com/ Energy/ Enviro/ Green
Energy Beam Sciences East Granby CT http://www.ebsciences.com/ Life Sciences
EODC, LLC Trumbull CT http://www.elopt.com Life Sciences
Escientia Life Sciences LLC South Glastonbury CT http://otc.uconn.edu/case-studies/escientia/ Life Sciences
Fastransit Inc. Greenwich CT http://www.fastransitinc.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
Floop Inc. Woodbridge CT http://www.floop.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Gauntlet Tech LLC Akron OH http://www.GauntletTech.com Advanced Manufacturing
Giftflow New haven CT www.GiftFlow.org New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Gramify Somerville MA N/A New Media / Internet / Tele
Green Bride Guide New Haven CT http://www.greenbrideguide.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Greenward Alternatives, LLC dba Energy Alternatives Manchester CT http://www.nuenergyalternatives.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
HDB Newco Inc. (HadoopDB) New Haven CT N/A Software
Heartland Resource Technologies LLC Pasadena CA http://www.heartlandresource.com Energy / Enviro
Hire Reach Cambridge MA http://www.hirereach.net New Media / Internet / Tele
HistoRx Branford CT http://www.historx.com Life Sciences
HoloTouch, Inc. Stamford CT http://www.holotouch.com Advanced Manufacturing
IContain Columbia CT http://www.i-contain.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
ImageWorks LLC Vernon CT http://www.ImageWorksLLC.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
i-MARK, Inc. Farmington CT http://www.imark.com Software
Independent Software New Haven CT http://www.freeyourdata.net Software
Innovatient Solutions Farmington CT http://www.innovatient.com Software
Interactive Mobile @dvertising, Inc. Westport CT http://www.imatmobile.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Issues TV Bedford Hills NY http://www.newslook.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
JETERA Inc. Danbury CT http://www.jetera.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
KwikBrands.com dba KnockMedia New Haven CT http://www.knockmedia.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
LookInLearn LLC East Hartford CT http://www.lookinlearn.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Magnify Networks New York NY http://www.Magnify.net New Media / Internet / Tele
Marketing Advocate Inc. Centerville MA http://www.marketingadvocate.com Software
MindSpin Technologies Manchester CT http://www.MindSpinTV.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
MowGreen.US Fairfield CT http://www.mowgreen.us Energy/ Enviro/ Green
MoxMe Mansfield Center CT http://www.moxme.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
MyDailyThread, LLC New York NY http://www.mydailythread.com New Media / Internet / Tele
Myometrics, LLC New London CT http://www.myometrics.com Life Sciences
Mystic Technologies Partners Canton CT http://www.mysticmd.com/ Advanced Manufacturing
Natural State Research, Inc. Stamford CT http://www.naturalstateresearch.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
New Mountain Innovations Old Lyme CT http://www.newmountain.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
New Wave Renewable Energy Systems, Inc. Bristol CT http://www.newwaveres.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
NovaTract Surgical LLC Guilford CT http://www.novatract.com Life Sciences
NuRide, Inc Essex CT http://www.nuride.com IT Services
nzymSys, Inc. East Hartford CT http://www.nzymsys.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
Optiwind Corp Torrington CT http://www.optiwind.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
Outfox Solutions, Inc. Stamford CT http://www.outfoxsolutions.com Software
OutSmart Power Systems Natick MA http://www.outsmartinc.com Energy / Enviro
PageFad, LLC Hartford CT http://www.onlineathletes.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
PEL Associates Groton CT http://www.smartcoatingsystems.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
Planitretail, LLC Granby CT http://www.planitretail.net Software
PluroGen Tx Charlottesville VA http://www.PluroGen.com Life Science
PolyBiotics, L.L.C. Hamden CT Life Sciences
Powerphone, Inc. MADISON CT http://www.powerphone.com Software
Precision Combustion, Inc. North Haven CT http://www.precision-combustion.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
Q Tonic Brooklyn NY http://www.qtonic.com Consumer Product
Qualtech Systems East Hartford CT http://www.teamqsi.com Software
Reality Gap, Inc. Seattle WA http://www.realitygap.com Software
RecoveryPlanner.com, Inc. Trumbull CT http://www.recoveryplanner.com Software
Regroup Westport CT http://www.regroup.com IT Services
Remarkable Technologies, Inc. Farmington CT http://www.remarkable.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
Ripple100 New Haven CT http://www.ripple100.com Software
Samara Innovations, LLC New Haven CT http://www.aspaeris.com Life Sciences
SayHi, LLC Watertown CT http://www.sayhitranslate.com Software
SecureRF Corporation Westport & New Havenw Havenw Haven CT http://www.SecureRF.com Software
Shizzlr Pawcatuck CT http://www.shizzlr.com New Media / Internet/ Telecom
SilviaTerra New Haven CT http://www.silviaterra.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
Simply Semantics, LLC Bristol CT http://www.simplysemantics.com Software
SimulConsult, Inc. Chestnut Hill MA http://www.simulconsult.com Life Science
Skymira, LLC Milford CT http://www.skymira.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Soft Tissue Regeneration New Haven CT http://www.SoftTissueRegeneration.com Life Sciences
Specialized Data Systems, Inc. East Haven CT http://www.specializeddata.com Software
SpectoWise, Inc. Berlin CT http://www.spectowise.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Spot On Networks, LLC New Haven CT http://www.spotonnetworks.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
StageGrade New Haven CT http://www.stagegrade.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Targeted Instant Communications, Inc New Haven CT http://www.targetedinstantcommunications.com Software
TBIG, Inc New Haven CT N/A Life Sciences
The Utility Company West Hartford CT http://www.theutilitycompany.com IT Services
Tracer Imaging White Plains NY http://www.Tracer1.com Advanced Manufacturing
TrazeTag New Haven CT http://www.trazetag.com Advanced Manufacturing
TTB Technologies, LLC Ridgefield CT http://www.meetingwave.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Tutor Trove, LLC New Haven CT http://www.tutortrove.com Software
uKnow Guilford CT http://www.litmuscorp.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Vedavoo, Inc. Dedham MA http://www.vedavoo.com Advanced Manu. / Consumer Products
Vindicet, LLC Hamden CT http://www.vindicet.comons.com Software
Virtual Procurement Services LLC Fairfield CT http://www.vprocurement.com IT Services
Virwall Systems Inc. Lakeville CT http://www.Virwallsystems.com Energy/ Enviro/ Green
VRSim East Hartford CT http://www.vrsim.net Software
Why Science, LLP New Haven CT http://www.whyscience.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
Yamisee, LLC Westport CT http://www.yamisee.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom
YouGottaCall.com, LLC West Hartford CT http://www.yougottacall.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecom

Eligibility Criteria

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.

 

2010 Program Sponsors

Cantor Colburn LLP

CNA Insurance

CNA_ 2010

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies


CCA2010

Connecticut Innovations


CTInnovations2010

Economic Development Center
of New Haven

Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge

 

EAPDLogo_2010

Fiondella Milone & LaSaracina

Microsoft

 


Open Solutions Inc.


Wellstone Insurance



LaunchCapital LLC

 

Collaborating Organizations

 

Previous Year Winners

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