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CT Invention Convention breeds student entrepreneurs

Q&A talks with Ron Katz, executive director of the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC).

West Hartford startup matches theatrical improv with workplace training

Norm Bell |

A West Hartford startup is matching theatrical improv with workplace training.

Three CT startups wins share of $20K at reSET event

Greg Bordonaro |

Three Connecticut startups in media, skincare and food proved big hits at Dunkin' Donuts Park May 10, with judges selecting them from eight startups to share $20,000 in unrestricted funding in the...

Entrepreneurship hubs reSET and Upward Hartford collaborate to grow city’s startup, innovation scene

John Stearns |

ReSET — a staple of the Hartford coworking and business mentoring and accelerator scene for entrepreneurs since it first opened a physical space in 2013 — has had to share the...

Hartford startup Countability helps manage school lockdowns

Matt Pilon |

A Hartford-based tech startup has raised $200,000 that could help propel development of its emergency management software, company officials say.

Wayback Burgers eyes Ireland

Gregory Seay |

Cheshire fast-food franchisor Wayback Burgers says it has inked a pact to sell its brand of fresh burgers and shakes in the Emerald Isle.

Graphics designer Smith goes from prisoner to entrepreneur

Stan Simpson Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Andrew Smith is sitting behind the desk of his spartan downtown Hartford graphics design firm, relishing how a once tumultuous past has come full circle.

Wallingford med device firm leads CT’s 1Q VC deals

Matt Pilon |

A Wallingford medical device developer booked Connecticut's largest venture deal during the first quarter of this year, according to the latest PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree report.

Hartford’s groove is coming back

Greg Andrews |

One year ago, I wrote in the Hartford Business Journal that “Hartford stands at a tipping point: Bankruptcy? Revival? Or both?”

Entrepreneurs, students find guidance at UConn's intellectual property law clinic

Joe Cooper |

After gaining significant experience mountaineering during his two tours in Iraq, U.S. Army infantry officer Jon Norton discovered a need and possible business opportunity.

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