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UConn startups attract record $40M in 2016 funding

Patricia Daddona |

Startups in UConn's Technology Incubation Program (TIP) attracted a record $39.9 million in debt and equity in 2016, according to a fresh report from UConn.

CT marijuana entrepreneurs, employers weigh legalization impact

Matt Pilon |

Even if it doesn't happen this year, legal recreational marijuana will likely be coming to Connecticut in the not-so-distant future.

Startup Bristol competition doubles funding for '17

Patricia Daddona |

StartUp Bristol, a city contest for entrepreneurs, has doubled grant funding to $100,000 for its second business plan competition.

Manchester drone operator acquires aerial photography provider

Patricia Daddona |

Manchester-based online commercial drone service provider PhotoFlight Aerial Media said Thursday it has acquired a pair of Hartford-based aerial photography companies.

How to re-think a great elevator pitch

Ken Cook |

The elevator pitch is that pressure packed 30 seconds to 1 minute where your future success lies in someone else's hands. Figuring out what to say and how to say it, so the other party is at least...

CI invests $12.2M in last quarter of 2016

Patricia Daddona |

The state's quasi-public venture arm Connecticut Innovations said it invested $12.2 million in 31 companies during the final three months of 2016, deal flow that was down from the year-ago period.

Suffield hydroponic farm will grow 40 jobs

Patricia Daddona |

Four Season Farm LLC, a newly formed startup, will develop 10 acres of land in Suffield as a hydroponic farm, where the company plans to create 40 new jobs over the next two years.

Q&A: Bioscience exec aims to boost UConn's startup backlog

Q&A talks with Dr. Mostafa Analoui, a life sciences entrepreneur and investment banker, who recently became executive director of venture development at UConn.

Trinity, CSCU heads co-chair innovation panel

Gregory Seay |

The presidents of Hartford's Trinity College and the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system are co-chairs for a working group of private and public colleges devising a plan by May...

Life sciences entrepreneur to lead UConn venture development

Patricia Daddona |

Dr. Mostafa Analoui, a life sciences entrepreneur and investment banker, will head UConn's newly launched effort to increase development of new ventures, including its Technology Incubation Program...

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