April 7, 2014

CTNext awards $42K to five startups

CT Next, an entrepreneur program overseen by state's quasi-public venture lending arm, said it has awarded $10,000 grants to four Connecticut startups.

Hamden's CaroGen, Stamford's eBrevia, and two companies from New Haven — Azitra and EverSci — received $10,000 each.

CaroGen is developing vaccines for viral diseases. EBrevia is developing artificial intelligence that can analyze legal documents. Azitra is developing a new option for delivering biologics that can be produced by bacteria. And EverSci is building a tool that lets scientists access specific text in research articles with a single mouse click, according to CTNext.

In addition, Hartford custom shoe maker The Brothers Crisp received $2,000 for being a crowd favorite at a CTNext award event last week at the Connecticut Science Center.

The so-called Entrepreneur Innovation Awards were renamed for the second year of the state-funded CTNext program. In CTNext's inaugural year, the awards were known as the Voucher Program.

Last year, CTNext awarded $307,000 in vouchers to Connecticut startups.

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