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Safety tech startup raises over $33K

Hartford tech startup Wearsafe has raised more than $33,000 this week on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

Sikorsky adds cash prize to entrepreneurial challenge

Stratford helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky said it has added a $25,000 cash prize to its sixth annual entrepreneurial challenge.

CTNext adds new partners

The state-backed entrepreneurial network CTNext said it has signed contracts with five entities that will provide an array of services to startups.

Jacobs focuses on jobs, crime, education to improve economy

John Stearns |

Giselle Jacobs knows hardship. She was a teen mom, has been homeless and battered, lost a son to a genetic disorder, and saw her oldest child jailed.

CT uses patchwork approach to replace aging workforce

Gregory Seay |

As a state in a region that are both the oldest per-capita in the nation, Connecticut would appear the most likely to feature a coordinated plan to speed the transition of its aging...

MetroHartford sends $100K to reSET

In an effort to foster entrepreneurship in Greater Hartford, the MetroHartford Alliance provided $100,000 for reSET to grow its programs in the Parkville section of the city.

Hartford law firm's biz accelerator launching culinary teaching service

Accelerated Ventures, a business accelerator founded last year by Hartford law firm Cohn, Birnbaum & Shea, has announced its first portfolio company.

ESPN's Golic forms cooler company

ESPN broadcaster Mike Golic and his son have formed a company that aims to manufacture and sell a cooler they developed that doubles as a chair, according to Hartford law firm Cantor Colburn, which...

Social entrepreneurship law gains early traction; Hartford seen as hub

Brad Kane |

Since Connecticut created a new law last year allowing for social benefit corporations, adoption of the novel legal status has jumped out to a fast start and the Hartford entrepreneurial community is...

State-backed entrepreneur program awards $44K to startups

Administrators for CTNext said the state-backed program has awarded $10,000 grants to four Connecticut startups, including two in Greater Hartford.

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