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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...

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

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.

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