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Startups, unicorns and realistic expectations

Ken Cook |

I am a fan of startups and entrepreneurs, having worked with them my entire professional career.

Hartford brewing hopeful launches Kickstarter campaign

Brewing upstart Hog River Brewing Co., which hopes to open in Hartford next year, launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign Tuesday seeking to raise $20,000.

Independent Women: Mid-life female entrepreneurs finding their second wind

Gregory Seay |

There is a growing number women aged 40 and older who have chosen to plunge into entrepreneurism, say experts. They are opening businesses alongside Millennials at rates much faster than males,...

Murphy announces new federal funding for CT farmers

U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy is encouraging Connecticut’s beginning and aspiring farmers to apply for assistance through the USDA's new $5.6 billion commitment.

Report: Half of CT biz owners will reach retirement age by 2027

By 2027, 47 percent of all Connecticut business owners are expected to be 55 or older, according to a new report, signaling a dramatic increase in executives and entrepreneurs who will reach...

UConn breaks ground on $183.5M tech park

Ground was broken Wednesday on a new technology park at UConn and construction of the Innovation Partnership Building, the inaugural building associated with the project. More than $180 million has...

Report: CT has less women-owned firms than average

Women own 4.8 percent of Connecticut’s middle-market firms, which is less than the 6 percent national average, according to American Express and Dun & Bradstreet.

CTNext awards $44K to startups

Startups in Hartford and West Hartford will divvy up $44,000 in grants awarded last week by the state-backed entrepreneurial program CTNext.

Hartford street food market launches next week

Hartford nonprofit Knox Inc. said it will launch on Monday an open-air street food market in the city’s Parkville neighborhood featuring food trucks, local restaurant fare and live music.

FuelCell negotiating $24M federal contract

Danbury clean energy manufacturer FuelCell Energy on Tuesday announced it had been selected to perform as $23.7 million carbon capture project for the U.S. Department of Energy, pending a negotiation...

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