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National Science Foundation awards UConn $300K

The National Science Foundation has awarded UConn $300,000 to become an I-Corps Site and create the Accelerate UConn program, fostering entrepreneurship and creating businesses out of technology...

Crowdfunding is democratizing capital for small business

Anthony Price |

Today is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur. With a computer, mobile phone, email address, website, and social media, a small business can compete with anyone. Although the playing...

CTNext seeks applications for $10,000 startup grants

CTNext, Connecticut’s innovation ecosystem, said it is launching another round of its Entrepreneur Innovation Awards, which will provide grants of up to $10,000 to early-stage companies seeking...

Largest Connecticut venture capital deal investments

RankCompany2014 VC deal total investment (from Jan. 1 - Sept. 30)/No. of...

Hartford makerspace wins CTNext contract

The state-backed entrepreneurial program CTNext said it's making an investment in a fledgling Hartford makerspace.

UConn incubator seeks partnerships beyond bioscience

Brad Kane |

While building new partnerships through its affiliation with Jackson Laboratory, UConn wants to leverage the $19 million expansion of its statewide incubator space to attract more diverse companies...

War vet, turned gym owner guided by faith, health and entrepreneurial spirit

Stan Simpson |

For three months last summer, personal trainer Anthony Oretade put his clients through their paces outdoors at Riverside Park in Hartford. He brought along outdoor mats, kettle bells, ropes, balls...

Edible Arrangements founder’s tech play

Connecticut franchisor Tariq Farid is launching a new Atlanta tech company whose software systems aids other franchise companies and small businesses to meld their sales, operations and marketing...

These ‘angels’ ask a return and a lasting relationship

Gregory Seay |

After more than 30 years as a successful serial entrepreneur, lawyer, financier and turnaround specialist, Joel Hartstone has devised a few time- and money-saving shortcuts to achieving his business...

IP Factory seeks its place in CT R&D

Matt Pilon |

How many commercially viable projects are sitting on the proverbial shelves of Connecticut companies? The IP Factory hopes to find out.

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