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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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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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Tony Vengrove Advocates Innovation in Connecticut

The state is in a budget mess, hundreds of millions in the red, corporations are leaving, others are threatening to. So what do you do to help rebuild Connecticut? Tony Vengrove of Miles Finch Innovation, who lives in New Milford, says the answer is to innovate and connect with others who are doing the same. Then, connect all Read more…

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Wearsafe ~ Developed In Connecticut to Save Lives

It took about three-and-a-half years, but now hatched in Connecticut is a wearable device that could save lives. It’s called “Wearsafe.” It is a small tag you wear on your clothing or on a chain around your neck. If you’re in trouble at home or say you are a student on a college campus, you Read more…

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Is There A Connecticut Etsy? Yes, Here It Is!

I have been watching this group for the last couple of years called “Team Hartbeat.” They were a group of artists and crafters, vintage curators and innovators who started out in one area of the state. I was wondering when they might go state wide to connect all the wonderful people we have in Connecticut Read more…

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The Awesome Foundation~ Connecticut Chapter

In a word this is “awesome,” and it just happens to be called “The Awesome Foundation.” This group started on its merry way in Boston. The idea behind it, give away $1,000.00 grants for an innovative idea. The mission of this program is: to forward the interest of Awesome in the universe, $1,000 at a Read more…

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Pop Ups Fill Empty Store Fronts

This is brilliant. An empty store front initiative, a way to move “Main Street” Connecticut ahead in really tough economic times. Danyel Aversenti of New Haven by way of New Jersey has formed a company called Our Empty Space. She runs around the city talking to landlords about their empty store front and fills the Read more…

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The Hartford Denim Company

There’s a denim company in Connecticut? In Hartford? Who knew? Well indeed there is one by the name of Hartford Denim Company and it’s been up and in operation since June of 201o. Three 20 somethings from the state got together who had very diverse disciplines out of college and decided to embrace old world Read more…

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