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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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Ding Dong…It’s The Door Bell Barbers!

Need a barber? How ’bout a hair stylist for women? What if they came to you, like a house call? Well that’s exactly what “Doorbell Barbers” does. Seven months ago, Christian Iannucci, a young entrepreneur, launched his plan and there’s no looking back now….500 clients later. So far they’re in Fairfield and New Haven Counties and the Read more…

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Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew, An Inspiration To Women In Business

You talk about a go-getter, sit down with serial entrepreneur, Gregg Renfrew as I did and you’ll walk away invigorated to go find your passion and act on it. At 19 she went out to Nantucket and set up a cleaning service to make money, and she walked away with thousands. She set up another Read more…

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Got An Idea? Try Launch Haven

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with other creative and talented people to advance an idea you have? Want to explore an idea for a night? Do you like pizza? Then join us on Thursday June 18th for the relaunch of LaunchHaven at the Happiness Lab. LaunchHaven is a monthly networking event that Read more…

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Spirits Delivered Right To Your House

Spirits delivered right to your home in 60 minutes or less is the guarantee from Porter21.com. The guy behind this idea is Ankit Harpaldas of Hartford. He’s a former finance guy who lived in New York City for several years then decided to leave his day job because his entrepreneurial spirit was telling to go off Read more…

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Amazingly Microscopic Images

Mark Smith has licensed technology from the U.S. Army and has built a business around it. His company is called Macroscopic Solutions. He can image anything no matter how microscopic it may be. The ramifications that this kind of imaging will have is all over the map, from art to science to archeology to  medicine and Read more…

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Connecticut Tomorrows Built by Innovators~ Miles Finch Innovation

Miles Finch Innovation of New Milford, Connecticut is creative thinkery passionate about ideas and imagination. To us, innovation is simply the relentless pursuit of better ways – a philosophy we apply to all facets of business. From business strategy to new product development, we are innovation catalysts with a deep commitment to solving problems and Read more…

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Kevin Bouley Is Bolstering Entrepreneurs in Connecticut

Kevin Bouley  is an innovator’s friend in the state of Connecticut. President and CEO of Nerac, Inc, Bouley is the only person at UCONN to be inducted into two Halls of Fame in the Schools of Engineering and Business. While he runs his company…a research and advisory firm for innovative products and services, he’s also helping to Read more…

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Connecticut-Developed “Reality Crowd TV” For Entrepreneurs

 UCONN graduate, Manolis Sfinarolakis, who held several jobs in the real world, decided to become an entrepreneur. He’s Founder and Creator of Reality Crowd TV. He’s traveling the country talking about it. What is it? A Reality TV show about the journey of entrepreneurs crowd funding their new ideas. The show aims to sp0tlight exactly what it Read more…

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Innovation at Yale University

The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute…or YEI, has been up and running since 2007, joining students and staff and getting new products and services to market. This is a program that is encouraging new ideas and making new businesses happen in the state. The Managing Director of YEI, Jim Boylesaid  to me, “If you look  around at higher education Read more…

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