November 2014 Member News Highlights

Core Informatics of Branford is on a hiring binge, after receiving a $2.75 million subsidized loan, a $250,000 grant from Connecticut Innovations, and $5 million from venture capital investors. While being interviewed for a story in the Hartford Courant, Josh Geballe, CEO of Core Informatics, said state money makes it more likely that biotech companies will succeed. “I think we have the opportunity in Connecticut to be a real hotbed of innovation in the intersection of science and software,” he said. Read the full article.

Aria Neurosciences, Inc. has won CTNext’s Entrepreneur Innovation Award (EIA) to continue preclinical studies of proprietary molecules indicated for Alzheimer’s Disease, after presenting the company’s technology at an event held in Ivoryton, CT. The award provides $10,000 for innovative project ideas that help propel startups to the next level. CTNext is Connecticut’s innovation ecosystem, managed by Connecticut Innovations, and equips startups and entrepreneurs with tools and resources to accelerate their growth. Read the full press release.

Secure RF Corporation has been recognized for the second time in 2014 as a cutting-edge Cybersecurity company. The Security Innovation Network (SINET) has designated it a “Top 16 Emerging Cybersecurity Company,” for its ability to identify cutting‐edge technologies to address Cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.” In July, Forbes magazine recognized SecureRF as one of the “Ten Most Influential Internet of Things Companies,” a list which includes Apple, Google, Microsoft and Intel. Read the full press release.

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