18 09, 2019

Connecticut Innovations Announces Finalists for 2019 Global Venture Challenge

By |2019-09-18T14:08:49+00:00September 18th, 2019|Connecticut, State or Government|0 Comments

Connecticut Innovations(CI), Connecticut's strategic venture capital arm, today announced the finalists for VentureClash, the $5 million global venture challenge. The 10 finalists will participate in a live pitch event at Yale University on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in front of a panel of prominent judges. The 2019 VentureClash finalists include: Atidot (Israel): An insurtech solution that uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive [...]

12 09, 2019

CT Children’s Hopital innovation center, fund aim to rear homegrown ideas 

By |2019-09-12T07:14:12+00:00September 12th, 2019|Connecticut, Hospitals, Venture Capital|0 Comments

When Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is wooing high-profile hires, candidates often ask about how the job will help them pursue cutting-edge medical research and innovations. “The people we want to attract here have this in their DNA,” said Dr. Christine Finck, surgeon-in-chief at the 187-bed hospital. “What are you going to do with my ideas?” [...]

3 09, 2019

UConn president’s ambitious goal to boost entrepreneurship, double research funding faces hurdles

By |2019-09-03T11:37:08+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Connecticut|0 Comments

In August, UConn’s board of trustees held its first meeting attended by new University of Connecticut President Thomas Katsouleas. Much of the meeting consisted of housekeeping issues like reviewing the university’s ethics policy, but at least one agenda item was right up Katsouleas’ ally: the formation of an entrepreneurship advisory committee. The former University of [...]

25 04, 2019

Hartford HealthCare, Trinity, UConn to launch Hartford medtech accelerator 

By |2019-04-25T10:26:06+00:00April 25th, 2019|Connecticut, Corporate, Hospitals|0 Comments

Hartford HealthCare, Trinity College and the UConn School of Business on Wednesday are expected to announce the launch a medical technology and digital health accelerator, which would join insurance and manufacturing startup programs that have launched in the Capital City in the past few years. The partners have chosen London-based Startupbootcamp to operate the new [...]

31 01, 2019

UConn, Innovate Stamford Collaboration Bolsters Innovation Ecosystem

By |2019-01-31T10:05:09+00:00January 31st, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Connecticut|0 Comments

A new partnership between the University of Connecticut and Innovate Stamford aims to provide a platform of new programs that will strengthen the city’s position as a leader in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. This partnership bolsters Stamford’s ability to compete in the global landscape for talent.— Glendowlyn Thames The first of these programs will be [...]

8 01, 2019

CT-backed bioscience accelerator picks 2nd cohort

By |2019-01-08T08:35:27+00:00January 8th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Connecticut|0 Comments

A fledgling, state-backed bioscience accelerator on the Connecticut shoreline said it has selected a UConn Health educator's new venture and 11 other startups to participate in its second annual program. The Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut, or ABCT, a Branford-based program spearheaded by Design Technologies LLC, aims to support Connecticut's aim of being a bioscience [...]

17 04, 2018

Connecticut Innovations hopes its record 2017 returns woo more venture investment

By |2018-04-17T14:25:05+00:00April 17th, 2018|Connecticut, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Like a gambler confident in his long-term strategy, Connecticut Innovations doesn't sweat a bad bet. Losing — as much as $5 million on a single company in one instance — is part of the venture capital investment game. It's a process that can feel like a slog, particularly in the seven- to 15-year investment cycles [...]

26 01, 2018

Princeton’s IP Accelerator Fund supports six innovations with potential for societal impact

By |2018-01-26T14:26:36+00:00January 26th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Connecticut, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Six research-stage technologies with promise to benefit society as future products or services have been selected to receive funding through Princeton University’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund. The selected technologies range from ones aimed at treating human disease to ones that improve our access to information, cool buildings using less energy, and improve the safety and efficiency [...]

12 01, 2018

UConn Technology Incubation Program Companies Raise $60M In 2017

By |2018-01-12T15:44:18+00:00January 12th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Connecticut|0 Comments

The University of Connecticut, today announced another year of record growth for companies located in the university’s Technology Incubation Program (TIP). In 2017, TIP startups attracted a record $60 million in equity, debt, grant, and revenue funding to accelerate the growth of their operations. This is over $15 million more than the previous record set [...]

18 10, 2017

UConn Spinout Wins CT Bioscience Innovation Fund Investment Award For Retinal Implant

By |2017-10-18T13:08:15+00:00October 18th, 2017|Connecticut, State or Government|0 Comments

LambdaVision, the UConn spinout, today announced that it was awarded $500,000 in Series A Equity from Connecticut Innovations, the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, through the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund (CBIF). Led by Co-Founder and CEO, Nicole Wagner, PhD, LambdaVision is developing a retinal implant to cure vision [...]