Connecticut Innovation Summit | Event Recap 2011

The Connecticut Technology Council has named the CT Tech Companies to Watch, Class of 2011. Emerging Companies to be presented and honored for their potential and innovation on October 27, 2011 IES-new Logo_2011

October 27, 2011 Event Recap, click here
Includes videos, links to pictures & award winner’s list

The Connecticut Technology Council has selected approx. 65 companies as the 2011 class of “CT Tech Companies to Watch.” These start-up technology companies are from all technology verticals and represent an especially wide variety of software companies, some promising new green tech ideas and an impressive list of software and new media companies.

Read the event recap, including the list of award winners, click here.

Preview the event program, click here for .pdf

The CT Tech Companies to Watch will exhibit at the The Omni Hotel in New Haven as part of the fifth Innovation Pipeline Awards, a celebration of the most promising early stage technology companies in the state. The Innovation Pipeline Awards are part of a larger event being held that day called the Cantor Colburn / CCAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit and includes a northeast angel investor summit. The October 27th event will honor emerging technology companies that are considered to have the best potential for future business success. A key aspect of the evening’s program is a technology showcase, a poster fair where all the “Companies to Watch” will participate in a mini-trade show.

View the submissions for our Video Elevator Pitch Competition, the top 3 pitches were chosen from these to compete for a $10,000 web design prize provided by Digital Surgeons – the companies presenting will be: Small Talk, Sir Groovy and My Luck Club.

More info about the 2011 Cantor Colburn / CCAT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit, which includes the Northeast ACA Angel Summit, can be found here.

The 2011 Innovation Pipeline Awards to be presented the evening of October 27, 2011 are:

  1. The Deal of The Year
  2. The Most Promising Technology Product or Service of the Year
  3. The Most Promising Software Product of the Year
  4. The Most Promising New Internet/New Media Company of the Year
  5. The Most Promising Life Sciences Company of the Year
  6. The Most Promising New Green Tech Industries Company of the Year

The 2011 CT Tech Companies to watch are:


Company Name Website CEO Name Location Industry Category
Adam’s Solar Ale David Weinberg Glastonbury, CT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
AgriFuels LLC Paul Hoar East Hartford, CT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
Agriopia David Blake Elmsford, NY New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Allostem Therapeutics Uday Khire Farmington, CT Life Sciences
Alphachromics Inc. Mark Van Allen Farmington, CT Advanced Manufacturing
Anchor Science LLC Ewa Kirkor Branford, CT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
Aquatic Safety Concepts, LLC Paul Taylor Redding, CT Other
Aquatic Sensor Network Technology John Hanson Groton, CT Other
Arcanatura LLC Sege Martinod Groton, CT Life Sciences
Autotether Inc. Anthony Viggiano Chester, CT Other
Axiom Education LLC Chett Rubenstein Shelton, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Bad Elf, LLC John Cunningham West Hartford, CT Software
Beqrious Edward Telmany New York, NY New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Biorasis Inc Ioannis Tomazos Storrs, CT Life Sciences
BRASH Engines Inc. Mike Brookman Branford, CT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
Carbonaceous Syn Fuels, LLC Neil Livingston E. Hartford, CT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
Catelectric Corp. Peter Pappas Groton, CT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
Centritec Seals, LLC Douglas Rode East Hartford, CT Advanced Manufacturing
Chondrogenics Inc. Mark Van Allen Farmington, CT Life Sciences
CMDBioscience Joseph Audie New Haven, CT Life Sciences
Cobalt Therapeutics, LLC Seth Feuerstein Orange, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
ConnectQuest LLC David Moldavsky West Simsbury, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Continuity Control Andy Greenawalt New Haven, CT Software
Covalent Coating Technologies, LLC Orville Bailey East Hartford, CT Advanced Manufacturing
CyberResearch, Inc. Robert Molloy Branford, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Dark Field Technologies Timothy Potts Orange, CT Advanced Manufacturing
DirectedVision Inc Thomas Love East Hartford, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Discover Video, LLC Rich Mavrogeanes Wallingford, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Electric Truck, LLC Willard Neeley Greenwich, CT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
Enabling Technologies Tim Dolan Trumbull, CT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
EpiEP, Inc. Pam Bunes New Haven, CT Life Sciences
eVariant Rob Grant Simsbury, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
FedTax R. David L. Campbell Norwalk, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Fortitude Fishing, Inc. David Lamoureux West Yarmouth, MA Other
Floop, Richard Shultz Woodbridge, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
HoloTouch, Inc. Doug McPheters Stamford, CT Other
IContain Todd Kleperis Columbia, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Innovation Hub John Bethune Hinesberg, VT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
Intimate Bridge 2 Conception, Inc. Stephen Bollinger Pittsburgh, PA Life Sciences
MEA Mobile Bruce Seymour New Haven, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
MGS Research, Inc Marek Maryanski Madison, CT Other
MoxMe! Danny Briere Mansfield Center, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
My Luck Club Phyllis Pierce New Canaan, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Mystic Technology Partners Joel Douglas Groton, CT Advanced Manufacturing
Natural Polymer Devices, Inc. Mark Van Allen Farmington, CT Life Sciences
Network Therapeutics Manuel Duval New London, CT Life Sciences
New Ideas and Innovations, LLC Edward Heath Madison, CT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
NovaTract Surgical Eleanor L. Tandler New Haven, CT Life Sciences
Occams Resources Daniel Nadis New Haven, CT Software
Option Energy Technologies, LLC Keshia Robinson Bridgeport, CT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
Queralt, Inc. Michael Queralt North Haven, CT IT Services
Raditaz Tom Brophy South Glastonbury, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
RecoveryPlanner.com Joe Zein Trumbull, CT Software
Respiratory Motion, Jenny Freeman Waltham, MA Life Sciences
SecureRF Corporation Louis Parks Westport, CT Software
SeeClickFix Ben Berkowitz New Haven, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Sharelogical Technologies LLC Maximilian Lekhtman Brookfield, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Sir Groovy Vic Sarjoo Mamaroneck, NY New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Skin of Mine, LLC Ellen Eide Kislal Vahalla, NY New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Ryan Rose Hartford, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Smart Coating Systems Mort Wallach Groton, CT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
Smart Health and Fitness LLC Chad Hollingsworth Norwalk, CT Life Sciences
Specialized Data Marc Riccio East Haven, CT Software
Style for Hire Cindy McLaughlin Brooklyn, NY New Media/Internet/ Telecom
SYNQWARE Brett Goldberg Stamford, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Technical Consulting & Research, Inc Teresa Piliouras Weston, CT IT Services/ Consulting
The White Glove Group, LLC Christopher Miles New York, NY New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Triplefy Mike Morris New Haven, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
TTB Technologies, LLC John Boyd Ridgefield, CT Software
Type-U Mike Norwood Norwood, MA Other
Umbie Health Corp. Jeremy Hamel East Hartford, CT Life Sciences
Virtual Procurement Services Scott Robins Fairfield, CT Software
Volvensa Hemal Shah Avon, CT Energy/Environ/Green Tech
Watu Research Steve Moses Mansfield Center, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
Why Science, LLC Dr. Yvonne Akpalu New Haven, CT New Media/Internet/ Telecom
C8 Sciences Ken Coleman New Haven, CT Life Sciences


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General Info

Register to attend the event on October 27, 2011, click here


Thursday, October 27, 2011
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM (open to all registrants, $45)

Full Details for the Summit, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM:

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Northeast ACA Angel Summit
($45 for full day, invited accredited investors only, visit )
Early Stage Company Presentations – Reviewing four companies with the aim of deal syndication, open to the selected presenters and accredited investors only.

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Innovation Pipeline Awards & Technology Showcase
($45., General registration – open to all registrants)

3:00 PM -3:30 PM – Registration & Networking
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Innovation Pipeline Awards, final round of elevator pitches, presentations
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Poster Fair and Networking

Location: New Haven
Ballrooms and Meeting Rooms at the

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Parking for a fee – We suggest you park either in the parking garage below the Omni Hotel or just across the street in the Temple St. Garage (which is slightly less expensive).

We are accepting applications from companies until 9/12/2011 at:

More information about the Program:
The Connecticut Technology Council is interested in attracting investors and technology companies from the Northeast to participate in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit & Northeast Angel Summit

Program Highlights:

  • Northeast ACA Angel Summit
  • Tech Companies to Watch Showcase
    We are accepting applications from companies until 9/12/2011 at:
  • Elevator Pitches and 5th Annual Innovation Pipeline Awards

This juried event is designed to showcase the products and services from approximately 60 exciting early stage companies. Each year the event draws several hundred angels, VCs, corporate business development executives, prospective customers and partners and the media.

This multifaceted event will include a technology showcase of the award-winning Companies to Watch. Network with and learn about the best of up-and-coming tech companies. This event focuses primarily on young, emerging technology companies who have:

  • under $5 million in sales,
  • an innovative product or service,
  • and, the potential to grow quickly.

In attendance the evening of October 27th will be angel investors from the Northeast United States — from Maine to Virginia, as earlier in the day, members of the Angel Capital Association (ACA) will be meeting for the Northeast ACA Angel Summit in New Haven.This event provides exhibiting “Companies to Watch” a unique opportunity to meet with investors. The event will include a technology showcase of the award-winning Companies to Watch.

Network with and learn about the best of up-and-coming tech companies in Connecticut.

Any questions, please contact:

Registration: Ramon Alvero – – 860.657.3331
Event Questions: Paige Rasid – – 860-289-0878 ext. 335

Program presented by:
Connecticut Technology Council, Angel Investor Forum, Crossroads Venture Group

Sponsored by:

Ambrose Employer Group, LLC, Cantor Colburn LLP, CNA, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc., Connecticut Innovations, Inc., Economic Development Corporation of New Haven, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, DsignDigital LLP, Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP, Launch Capital LLC, Microsoft, Open Solutions, Inc., TriNet Group, Inc., Wellstone Insurance

Collaborating Organizations include:

Angel Capital Association (ACA), Active Angel Investor Network, BEACON, Boston Harbor Angels, CERC, Common Angels, CT SBIR Office, Golden Seeds, Hub Angels, Landmark Angels, New York Angels,River Valley Angels, Rose Tech Angels, Tech Valley Angels, Virginia Active Angel Network

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