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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

Patricia Daddona |

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...

11 global startups picked for new Hartford InsurTech accelerator

John Stearns |

Eleven startups from around the world were selected Thursday for a new insurance technology (InsurTech) accelerator in Harford designed to attract new talent and technology to the city and help grow...

The Hartford, Junior Achievement offer online startup program for teens

Patricia Daddona |

Property and casualty insurer The Hartford is teaming up with Junior Achievement USA to launch an online program the helps teens build a business plan based on ideas they have for a startup.

As Griebel exits MetroHartford role, gubernatorial run may be next

Gregory Seay | 1

To R. Nelson "Oz" Griebel's way of thinking, Connecticut and Greater Hartford may not posses the natural resources and enticing climate of more alluring regions competing...

Pharmaceutical giant scopes out UConn’s incubator startups

Matt Pilon |

UConn's Technology Incubation Program is trying to make inroads with the world's biggest pharmaceutical maker.

CTNext awards New Britain firm $25K to boost growth

Patricia Daddona |

CTNext, a state-backed resource and support network for entrepreneurs, has awarded a $25,000 to New Britain metal manufacturer Addaero Manufacturing to accelerate the company's growth.

Ed Pratesi has made a career out of valuing businesses

Stan Simpson Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

As Edward Pratesi recalls it, he was a sophomore at the University of New Haven in the mid-1960s with an errand to run at the local post office.

DECD to tighten incentive deal oversight for out-of-state companies

Greg Bordonaro| Matt Pilon | 1

The state's economic development agency said it has made changes to the way it vets out-of-state businesses that seek economic incentives, following a deal in which it provided $400,000 in loans and...

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