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Israeli tech firm wins top $1.5M prize at 2018 Venture Clash

Matt Pilon |

An Israeli developer of speech recognition technology took home the top $1.5 million prize Thursday at Connecticut Innovations' third annual Venture Clash.

Millennial-driven groups' pro-Hartford sentiments aim to woo young professionals

Joe Cooper |

Millennial-driven groups are sprouting up in Hartford and the suburbs to change the image of, and woo young professionals to, the city and region.

Hartford Foundation kickstarts new investment arm

Joe Cooper |

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has launched a new investment arm that will include collaborative investments in companies, organizations and funds that officials say will expand the...

CTNext awards $54K for startup growth

Joe Cooper |

CTNext, the state's quasi-public entrepreneurship booster, says it awarded $54,000 in grants to six Connecticut startups at the Entrepreneur Innovations Awards (EIA) last week.

VentureClash finalists selected

Joe Cooper |

Nine startups from six countries have been selected as finalists of Connecticut Innovations' (CI) $5 million VentureClash 2018 challenge, the quasi-public agency announced Monday.

Stanley Black & Decker's downtown tech center a beacon into U.S. manufacturing's future

Gregory Seay |

Stanley Black & Decker's downtown Hartford technology center provides a lens into U.S. manufacturing's future.

LiquidPiston Pres. Shkolnik embarks on crowdfunding campaign

Sean Teehan |

On the heels of receiving a $2.5 million contract from the Pentagon for the second phase of a project to build lightweight engines, LiquidPiston Inc. President Alexander Shkolnik said the startup has...

Bond Commission to consider tens of millions for econ. development projects

Greg Bordonaro| Joe Cooper |

The state Bond Commission is scheduled to vote next Thursday on tens of millions of dollars for various economic development initiatives, including three Hartford projects that would help bring...

Wesleyan to kickstart startup incubator course

Joe Cooper |

Wesleyan University said it will launch its first startup incubator course next week taught by Hartford-based ReSet for students from area colleges and universities.

At 10 years, CT Science Center’s STEM focus top priority

Q&A talks with Matt Fleury, president and CEO of the Connecticut Science Center, which is marking its 10th anniversary.

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