Category Archives: Innovators and Entrepreneurs

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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Serve Here CT~ Building A Better Connecticut

Serve Here CT was founded in 2013 by Alva Greenberg and now her idea about creating socially responsible millennials is in full swing. It is set up to help out non-profits,social services, and education and help students with college debt. It’s the brainchild of Old Saybrook’s Alva Greenberg who wants to be a problem solver. The young people Read more…

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Litchfield Distillery Is Cranking Out The Spirits

The Litchfield Distillery, is tucked up in the hills of Litchfield, Connecticut. Jack and Peter Baker and their ther brother, Dave started work on the place about two years ago. Their family business, back some three generations was, and still is, Crystal Rock Water. A fair amount of water goes into Bourbon so the two businesses work Read more…

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Spark Makerspace In New London

SPARK Makerspace is “sparking” new opportunities in New London by putting innovators and entrepreneurs under one roof.  This is a collaborative of working members in what were two vacant buildings. “Spark Makerspace” is putting together a community of folks in southeastern Connecticut who are making, creative and teaching…this is helping to “jolt” the economy. Down the Read more…

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