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CT Innovations gears up for second VentureClash

Matt Pilon |

A $5 million pitch contest that's helped raise the profile of the state's quasi-public venture investment arm is coming back for year two with a strictly international field.

McMahon's Hartford visit solicits small business needs, challenges

Greg Bordonaro |

Taxes, regulations and healthcare costs have long been thorns in the sides of many small businesses in Connecticut and elsewhere, and they are chief complaints Small Business Administration...

Farmington startup nets $4M to test diagnostic cancer test

Patricia Daddona |

Farmington's Bioarray Genetics, a personalized medicine startup, will use $4 million in new financing to bring its first product for oncology testing to clinicians.

How to succeed as a gig entrepreneur

Ken Cook |

There is a great deal of focus lately on the gig economy and gig entrepreneurs. Uber and Airbnb are two obvious examples of the popularity of independence as a gig entrepreneur. I was speaking with a...

Hartford startup harnesses social media, sharing economy

Q&A talks with Jonathan Johnson who is the owner of SnapSeat, a photo booth rental company based in Hartford.

Corporate execs turned entrepreneurs find yoga provides healing touch

Stan Simpson Special to the Hartford Business Journal | 1

Richard Mercer's first experience with Bikram yoga 14 years ago left him conflicted.

CTNext awards $54K to 5 startups

Patricia Daddona |

CTNext has awarded $54,000 to five top Connecticut startups at its Entrepreneur Innovation Awards.

CT VC funding flat during first half of 2017

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut companies announced $94.6 million in venture capital deals during the first half of this year, on par with deal totals in the same period last year, according to the latest MoneyTree...

InsurTech Hackathon aims to breed new startup

John Stearns |

Aspiring entrepreneurs with technology ideas that could help the insurance industry are invited to vie for a $5,000 first prize next month during a hackathon weekend at Upward Hartford, featuring top...

Thrill-seeker Freeman scales challenges of entrepreneurship

Stan Simpson |

Before he launched his engineering business eight years ago, Rohan Freeman wanted to get two things out of the way.

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