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Small but growing number of CT startups turn to crowdfunding

Natalie Missakian Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

A small but growing number of Connecticut startups are turning to crowdfunding for investment.

Bruce Carlson | President & CEO, Connecticut Technology Council

Sean Teehan |

Bruce Carlson, who has helmed Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) as president and CEO since 2014, will leave his post at the end of the year.

Hartford pitch event to showcase digital media entrepreneurs

Joe Cooper |

A pitch competition showcasing young entrepreneurs in digital media will take the stage Sunday evening at TheaterWorks in downtown Hartford.

CT beer brewers wonder if growing sector is becoming oversaturated

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's brewery industry has grown rapidly in recent years, raising questions about whether the sector is becoming oversaturated.

Persistence, timing lead to $1.5M investment for Israeli entrepreneurs

Matt Pilon |

Thirty minutes after winning Connecticut Innovations' third annual VentureClash competition, Voiceitt CEO Danny Weissberg sat in an emptying Yale auditorium with fellow co-founder Sara Smolley and...

Malloy, officials tout CI, other state biz investments

Matt Pilon |

Before the winners of Connecticut Innovations’ third annual VentureClash were announced at the Yale School of Management in New Haven on Thursday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other state leaders...

Israeli tech firm wins top $1.5M prize at 2018 VentureClash

Matt Pilon |

An Israeli developer of speech recognition technology took home the top $1.5 million prize Thursday at Connecticut Innovations' third annual VentureClash.

Millennial-driven groups' pro-Hartford sentiments aim to woo young professionals

Joe Cooper |

Millennial-driven groups are sprouting up in Hartford and the suburbs to change the image of, and woo young professionals to, the city and region.

Hartford Foundation kickstarts new investment arm

Joe Cooper |

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has launched a new investment arm that will include collaborative investments in companies, organizations and funds that officials say will expand the...

CTNext awards $54K for startup growth

Joe Cooper |

CTNext, the state's quasi-public entrepreneurship booster, says it awarded $54,000 in grants to six Connecticut startups at the Entrepreneur Innovations Awards (EIA) last week.

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