Category Archives: Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Coming 2017: The Elm City Party Bike

Starting this April 1st, 2017, you’ll be able to tour New Haven on a bike with a whole group of folks…all peddling together on the “Elm City Party Bike.” Two guys came together who grew up on the same street in New Haven, Colin Caplan and Christian Bruckhart, and because of their love for the city Read more…

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Documentary Filmmaker, Elena Rossini

Elena Rossini traveled from Paris, France to talk about an issue about which she is so passionate….body image and how marketing shows perfection when that is impossible to obtain. Rossini, a documentary filmmaker, spent about 7 years traveling the world to produce “The Illusionists.” The film is about the marketing of unattainable beauty ideas from around the Read more…

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Reimagined Flatware Called “Certine”

The life of an entrepreneur. Three friends from Maine decided to become innovators and started designing a better flatware. They were sick of the metal taste they got when they ate food off of stainless. Four months ago, they pooled their own money, and came out with a tough ceramic flatware. Their company is called “Certine.” The flatware Read more…

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Stepcraft, Inc. Spurs Businesses and Employment in Torrington

A start-up business in Torrington is spurring other businesses. Stepcraft, Incorporated literally dropped out of the sky for Erick Royer. He was doing something completely different, writing for a hobby magazine, when the German-originated machine company found him. Now he’s hired his 6 employees including his right hand man, Dan Immohr. The machine, of which there are five Read more…

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A 16-Year Old Connecticut Entrepreneur Dreams Up Noble Stitch Socks

What were you doing at age 16? Did you start a company? Andrew Epprecht of Madison, Connecticut did. It’s a men’s colorful sock company called Noble Stitch. He put his idea on Kickstarter and raised 15-thousand in one month. He built a web site, researched companies to manufacture them, and voila, he’s selling away online and in three Read more…

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Made In Connecticut ~ Custom Latex Foam Products

What do furniture, bedding toppers, horse saddles, Nasa spacesuits, make up sponges and seats in the U.S. House of Representatives have in common? All contain latex foam made from rubber trees manufactured by KTT Enterprises in Hamden, Connecticut. It’s female CEO is Nancy Coffey. Her “Sleep On It“mattress topper is a favorite for college kids around the Read more…

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Remember Your Child In The Car With “Slow Down Baby”

Every year there are children left in hot cars in the summertime by accident and that can lead to the death of a child. Julianne Godwin of Essex, a mother of two, decided to do something about this. She developed a slow-tech reminder, a tag, called “Slow Down Baby.” It tells you in bold letters Read more…

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A News App Called “ZOLT”

We hear it everyday, attention spans are short, keep stories shorts and videos too. Twenty-eight-year old, Rush Sadiwala from Bombay, India wanted to keep young people informed about the world around them and has figured out a way to do that with his news app called “ZOLT.” He is aggregating news stories, boiling them down to 60 Read more…

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Cheers! To The Hartford Flavor Company

A married couple in Connecticut decided to leave their corporate jobs and go into the line of spirits. Their mission..to jump into the cocktail culture with an organic product. Their ingredients come from local and regional farms. The Hartford Flavor Company was launched in 2015 and their Wild Moon Liqueurs are already in 450 locations in Connecticut Read more…

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Connecticut’s iDevices Are Evolving Your Home

Avon, Connecticut is home to an innovative company called I-Devices. Just 7 years old, founded in 2009, it already employs 70 people. It’s founder, Chris Allen had an idea about a thermostat for grilling and built an app for his smartphone and the rest is history, his “I-Grill” product was sold to Weber Grill. Currently the company is Read more…

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