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CT's $1.5M woos Canadian mobile-pay vendor

Connecticut has finalized the terms of its $1.5 million investment in a Canadian mobile-payments vendor who plans to open its first U.S. office in the state.

New manager hopes to boost co-working space for startups

Joe Cooper | Journal Inquirer |

A co-working space in downtown Manchester is expanding its services following the appointment of a new community manager, Angelina Capalbo.

CTNext launches growth company grants program

Patricia Daddona |

State-backed entrepreneurial program CTNext said it has launched a $25,000 grant program to bolster startups with high growth potential.

Seven CT firms in Deloitte's Tech 'Fast 500'

Patricia Daddona |

Seven Connecticut companies made it onto Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500 list, including Farmington's Evariant.

Cromwell biotech firm to support Groton science incubator

Patricia Daddona |

Cromwell-based Biological Industries USA, the North American division of Biological Industries, is sponsoring CURE Innovation Commons, a new science and technology incubator in Groton.

Entrepreneurs see ROI in pitch-challenge effort

Matt Pilon |

British entrepreneur Jonathan May has largely avoided investment pitch competitions, because he said they often aren't worth the time spent that could be put into recruiting more customers for his...

Cities, others land initial 'innovation place' grants

Gregory Seay |

The state's CTNext program has awarded cities and other entities grants ranging from $24,000 to $50,000 to establish “innovation places," authorities say.

Canadian fintech firm wins top VentureClash prize

Matt Pilon |

A Toronto-based financial technology upstart expects to bring jobs to Connecticut by early next year, after winning a $1.5 million equity investment Thursday night in Connecticut Innovations'...

Eight countries represented in CI's $5M VentureClash

Matt Pilon |

The state's quasi-public venture investment arm has delivered on its plans to draw companies from around the world for a $5 million “Shark Tank”-style competition that aims to bring new...

Colleges boost entrepreneurship classes, seminars

John Stearns |

Architectural photographer Heather Conley calls the people at the University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center a trusted team in her village of advisers, mentors and supporters.

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