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 [...]

11 09, 2017

Yale launches student innovation center

By |2017-09-11T12:53:26+00:00September 11th, 2017|Connecticut, Student Funds|0 Comments

This week, the University announced the launch of the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale. The center, which was funded by an undisclosed major donation from Joseph Tsai ’86 LAW ’90 through the Joe & Clara Tsai Foundation, will succeed the existing Yale Entrepreneurial Institute as the nucleus of entrepreneurship on campus. In a [...]

26 07, 2017

ReNetX Bio Launched to Advance Innovative Neuro-Regenerative Technology Developed at Yale University

By |2017-07-26T12:26:17+00:00July 26th, 2017|Connecticut, New Investments/Awards, Venture Capital|0 Comments

ReNetX Bio, a company developing first-in-class therapeutics to treat injury to the central nervous system, today announced its launch as a new company with the appointment of Erika Smith as Chief Executive Officer. The company also announced the initiation of a Series A financing round to fund its first clinical trial of its lead therapeutic [...]

30 11, 2016

State Investing to Make Connecticut More Attractive to Tech Startups

By |2016-11-30T06:34:59+00:00November 30th, 2016|Connecticut, State or Government|0 Comments

ROCKY HILL _ The state's venture capital fund, prodded by investors suggesting a new direction, is scouting for high-tech funds where it can invest public money to broaden its network of technology-based startups. Connecticut Innovations, which invests in startup bioscience, medical equipment and other high-tech companies, is responding to entrepreneurs, investors and others urging a [...]