Three Tips to Make Your Marketing Better

Three Tips to Make Your Marketing Better CI’s portfolio companies are some of the most amazing I’ve ever worked with. Fascinating technology applied in brainy ways to effect groundbreaking innovation: Color me impressed! Despite being incredible—and vastly different—each company I consult with typically benefits from similar marketing advice. Here are my top three tips. Assume a position. From social media …

Top Five Tips for Expediting a Brownfield TIF Project

Top Five Tips for Expediting a Brownfield TIF Project During the time that I have been with the Connecticut Brownfields Redevelopment Authority (CBRA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Connecticut Innovations, I have coordinated more than $12 million in CBRA financing to support more than $200 million in redevelopment projects across the state – using a financing vehicle known as tax …

Does Your Startup Need Social Media to Thrive?

Does Your Startup Need Social Media to Thrive? If you ask any marketer whether social media is critical to building an audience, you’d be hardpressed to find one who would say no. Most brands have a presence on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, if not Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and Snapchat.           Link to PDF

Connecticut Innovations and UConn Team Up to Provide Students with Real-World Experience and Portfolio Companies with Marketing Assistance

Student-run agency provides digital media, marketing and communications services to Connecticut Innovations portfolio companies Student-run agency provides digital media, marketing and communications services to Connecticut Innovations portfolio companies Rocky Hill, Conn. – May 1, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI) in partnership with the University of Connecticut (UConn) today announced the success of its digital media and design pilot program led …

Keys to Entrepreneurial Success in 2017

Keys to Entrepreneurial Success in 2017 Entrepreneurs are a unique breed. For many, success comes from having the moxie to challenge the status quo and take on calculated risks in order to realize greater opportunities. Particularly for those bold enough to embark on a startup venture, it takes vision and guts to put it all on the line in the …

UConn Innovation Fund Provides First Round Funding to Three Biotech Startups

The $1.5 million UConn Innovation Fund was established to provide early-stage financial support to new business startups affiliated with UConn STORRS, Conn., April 21, 2017 –The University of Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut Innovations (CI) and Webster Bank, today announced first round funding to three startups through the UConn Innovation Fund. The $1.5 million UConn Innovation Fund was established to …

Connecticut’s $5 Million Global Venture Challenge Opens Applications to Early-Stage Companies

VentureClash 2017 focuses on attracting Internet of Things, Digital Health, FinTech and InsureTech companies ROCKY HILL, Conn., March 1, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the launch of the first-round application period for VentureClash. VentureClash is Connecticut’s $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage digital health, …

Connecticut Innovations Invests $12.2 Million in the Quarter

CI investments leverage $58.4 million in outside capital; CI closes investment in top winner of VentureClash 2016 Rocky Hill, Conn. – February 2, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced that it invested $12.2 million in equity investments in 31 companies and scientific projects during the three …