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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.

VentureClash finalists selected

Joe Cooper |

Nine startups from six countries have been selected as finalists of Connecticut Innovations' (CI) $5 million VentureClash 2018 challenge, the quasi-public agency announced Monday.

Stanley Black & Decker's downtown tech center a beacon into U.S. manufacturing's future

Gregory Seay |

Stanley Black & Decker's downtown Hartford technology center provides a lens into U.S. manufacturing's future.

LiquidPiston Pres. Shkolnik embarks on crowdfunding campaign

Sean Teehan |

On the heels of receiving a $2.5 million contract from the Pentagon for the second phase of a project to build lightweight engines, LiquidPiston Inc. President Alexander Shkolnik said the startup has...

Bond Commission to consider tens of millions for econ. development projects

Greg Bordonaro| Joe Cooper |

The state Bond Commission is scheduled to vote next Thursday on tens of millions of dollars for various economic development initiatives, including three Hartford projects that would help bring...

Wesleyan to kickstart startup incubator course

Joe Cooper |

Wesleyan University said it will launch its first startup incubator course next week taught by Hartford-based ReSet for students from area colleges and universities.

At 10 years, CT Science Center’s STEM focus top priority

Q&A talks with Matt Fleury, president and CEO of the Connecticut Science Center, which is marking its 10th anniversary.

CT must reverse course to prevent outmigration

Chuck Cumello |

It's hard to imagine that there were so many gubernatorial candidates in Connecticut given the daunting task of trying to reconcile the perilous state of the state's finances.

An emerging venture capital ecosystem in a surprising place

Matthew McCooe |

When you think about the ideal location to launch a technology startup, Connecticut may not immediately make your short list, but it's a comer.

UHart, UConn set to launch insurtech curriculum

Q&A talks with UConn Business School professor Timothy Folta and University of Hartford Barney School of Business clinical instructor Ken Goldstein about the schools' joint insurtech program.

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