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Ecosystems

Why Hartford, CT, Is a Rising “Knowledge Capital”

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Successful entrepreneurial ecosystems generally have three common attributes: Quality Talent Access to Capital High Education Recently, the Brookings Institution released a report, “Redefining Global Cities,” that classified Hartford as a “knowledge capital,” putting it in the same class as regional leaders aspire to be, namely, Austin,…

Ecosystems

A Comprehensive Guide to the Connecticut Startup Ecosystem

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm

When you grow up near a big city, most people just assume that you call that big city home. They think your identity is wrapped up in the grand metropolitan area that’s more than an hour and a half drive away. In Connecticut, that…

Ecosystems

Connecticut Startups Are Looking to Rebound in 2016

By | Oct 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm

According to a recent study by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and BlumShapiro, over two thirds of state businesses showed a profit in 2015, which is a 10-year high. However, the same study shows that half of those same businesses do not plan on…

Programs & Resources

Connecticut’s Calendar of Entrepreneurial Events Supports State-Wide Startup Efforts

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Connecticut is just like many other emerging entrepreneurial communities across the country and world. There are plenty of people involved in the effort to grow and connect entrepreneurs to resources. There are plenty of organizations and resources to help entrepreneurs put their dreams in…

Funding

$5M Digital Health & Fintech Challenge VentureClash Launches in Connecticut

By | May 5, 2016 at 9:34 am

We all know the major tech hubs around the nation, but what are states doing to retain their top talent or even bring in new ones? From innovation challenges to tax breaks, cities and states are competing to draw in the interest of those…

Sports

Stick it on and Forget About it, AmpStrip Will do the Rest

By | Jun 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

As a general rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to keep track of your heart rate while you’re exercising. However, if you’ve ever spent an extended amount of time in the gym, you know that it’s easier said than done. Sure, cardio equipment…

iPhone

Student Photographers: Show Off Your Skills in the ShootLocal Location Hunt Competition

By | May 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

If you’re a photography or film student currently enrolled at any accredited US university, you’ll want to enter the first ShootLocal Location Hunt Student Competition. Simply snap photos of your favorite locations to win $5,000 in prizes, including a Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18-55mm…

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