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Nassau Re launches another insurtech incubator in downtown Hartford

Joe Cooper |

Another corporate-backed insurtech incubator is launching in downtown Hartford.

New technology-assistance program designed to support manufacturing innovation

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

As the director of strategic partnerships at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Michelle Cote is bullish about Hartford's future.

Lamont proposes to jettison business-entity tax

MICHAEL C. BINGHAM |

Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday unveiled a valentine of sorts for small businesses in Connecticut: doing away with the state's business-entity tax, a pass-through tax levied on companies large and small,...

A peek into Lamont's economic-development playbook

Greg Bordonaro |

For those interested in learning about Gov. Ned Lamont's economic-development vision, he offered a sneak peek Feb. 1, airing plans to restructure — to some degree — the Department of...

Amid quest to build Silicon Valley-style hub, some Stanley+Techstars startups eagerly call Hartford 'home'

Gregory Seay |

These startup founders, hailing from around the world, participated in the first Stanley+Techstars accelerator program and are now trying to grow their businesses from Hartford.

E. Windsor's Bidwell Energy takes aim at utility auctions

Matt Pilon |

Utility companies buy wholesale electricity and natural gas routinely, shopping for the lowest bids they can find in online auctions to help them meet customers' fluctuating energy demands.

Forbes: CI a top investor in healthcare startups

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state's quasi-public venture capital arm, made the seventh most investments in healthcare startups in 2018, according to Forbes.

W. Hartford offers entrepreneur-services portal

Gregory Seay |

The town of West Hartford has teamed with the state's key promoter of small-business development to open a service-center office in Town Hall.

CI looking for startups for 2019 VentureClash

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state's quasi-public venture capital arm, says it's accepting applications for its fourth annual VentureClash pitch competition.

CTNext awards $44K to startups

Joe Cooper |

Entrepreneurial booster CTNext last week gifted $44,000 in grants to six startups at the most recent Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA) in Hartford.

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