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Atlanta claims manager partners with Hartford InsurTech Hub

The Hartford InsurTech Hub is partnering with Atlanta-based Crawford & Company, an insurance companies claims manager, to improve efficiency and innovation.

8 CT bioscience projects get CI funding

NATALIE MISSAKIAN |

Eight bioscience projects with ties to Yale, UConn and Quinnipiac University -- including one involving a wearable device to help detect strokes and a mobile app to pair cancer patients with clinical...

Lamont announces run for governor

Greenwich businessman and Democrat Ned Lamont said Wednesday he is launching a bid to become Connecticut's next governor.

UConn startups raise record-setting $60M in funding in 2017

UConn reports that startups in its Technology Incubation Program (TIP) attracted a record $60 million in funding to help speed up their growth in 2017.

Volunteer group SCORE helps startups, small businesses launch, grow

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Like many aspiring entrepreneurs, Kelly Strayer's idea for a business originated from a home-grown problem.

MetLife pursues insuretech startups

Gregory Seay |

MetLife Inc., the New York insurance giant with Bloomfield operations, says it has launched a pair of programs aimed at identifying, investing in and nurturing insurance-technology (insuretech)...

Private sector will continue to lead job growth

Steven P. Lanza, Assistant Professor in-Residence, University of Connecticut |

You'd never guess it from the headline news of a protracted state budget crisis and exodus of corporate headquarters, but Connecticut reached a jobs milestone in 2017. Even assuming no further job...

MakerSpaceCT signs downtown lease at G. Fox Building

Matt Pilon |

A large, long-vacant space in downtown Hartford will soon be home to machine, wood, welding and robotics shops, a fledgling makerspace organization announced Tuesday.

Woodbridge businessman pledges $22.5M to support UConn entrepreneurship

Woodbridge businessman Peter J. Werth has pledged $22.5 million to the UConn Foundation, which will include establishing an Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Hartford’s high taxes chase e-commerce vendor to suburbs

Gregory Seay |

While the Hartford-East Hartford region is in the running for a second headquarters for one of the world's largest online consumer-goods retailers, Hartford's oldest and largest e-commerce vendor of...

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