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Alexa, does my insurance cover this? Hackathon winners' product taps digital assistant

John Stearns |

Four aspiring entrepreneurs with a product that uses the Alexa digital assistant to answer consumers' questions about their health insurance policy emerged from eight teams to win a digital health...

LindaCare to deepen CT roots with $8.7M fundraise

Matt Pilon | 1

During the summer of 2016, when Connecticut Innovations was scouting Europe for startups to compete in its inaugural VentureClash investment competition, officials stumbled upon LindaCare, which was...

New Hartford program aims to give startups a leg up

John Stearns |

A new program aimed at mentoring Hartford-area startups and raising money to build them into successful businesses is seeking applicants through Feb. 15.

Digital health entrepreneurs sought for hackathon weekend, shot at $5K

John Stearns |

Aspiring entrepreneurs with business ideas in the field of digital health are encouraged to participate in a hackathon next weekend and a shot at a $5,000 cash prize sponsored by Cigna.

Atlanta claims manager partners with Hartford InsurTech Hub

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford InsurTech Hub is partnering with Atlanta-based Crawford & Company, an insurance companies claims manager, to improve efficiency and innovation.

8 CT bioscience projects get CI funding

NATALIE MISSAKIAN |

Eight bioscience projects with ties to Yale, UConn and Quinnipiac University -- including one involving a wearable device to help detect strokes and a mobile app to pair cancer patients with clinical...

Lamont announces run for governor

Patricia Daddona |

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

Patricia Daddona |

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)...

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