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MassMutual debuts $100M tech V-C fund

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., with major operations in Enfield, says it pumped $100 million into its own venture-capital startup to invest globally in fledgling technologies that leverage...

Five companies split up $54K from CTNext

CTNext, the state-backed entrepreneurial network, said it has awarded $54,000 to five companies, including two in the Greater Hartford area.

Starting a company? Six advisors you must have by your side

Douglas S. Brown |

One of my favorite shows to watch is “Shark Tank,” where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to potential investors and get honest feedback on their concept. After each...

CT Innovations’ $90K grant to help startups chase R&D dollars

The U.S. Small Business Administration said it has awarded more than $90,000 to the state’s venture capital arm, Connecticut Innovations, to help small tech and science companies compete in the...

The Hartford pledges $16M to entrepreneur nonprofits

The Hartford Financial Services Group said it has committed $16 million over the next five years to invest in small businesses, Communities with Hart.

Green Guide publishes Summer edition

Connecticut's electric vehicle and energy efficiency programs have hit stumbling blocks and ousted CL&P President Jeff Butler has landed a new role. Read all this and more in the Summer 2014 issue of...

E. Hartford importer tests wine on-the-go market

Becky Bergman |

Back in 2012, Chris Didden was relaxing on the beach in Cape Cod when his wife asked for a glass wine, presenting a logistics issue. There was no way to chill a bottle, or even open it without a...

TSM Design lands $74K city promo pact

Hartford/Springfield marketing-branding specialist TSM Design won a $73,600 city of Hartford contract to promote the city’s 15-month campaign to leverage economic development via...

Third try's the charm for benefit corps.

Legislators have approved a law allowing so-called benefit corporations that an advocate for social entrepreneurship said is the most comprehensive in the country.

Alternative lenders provide entrepreneurs options

Anthony Price |

Capital is fuel for America's small business engine leading to job creation, economic growth, and prosperity. Right now in Connecticut, a restaurant owner is contemplating renovating her...

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