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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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“On Deck” On NYBERG

  Take a small business in Connecticut, in this case a company called Jeweled Bouquets of Preston and add three great experts in innovation and entrepreneurialism and you have a great show. It’s called “On Deck,” a kinder and more gentle “Shark Tank” that seeks to really help passionate business folks in the state get to Read more…

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Innovators, Curry and Foran Form “Fresh Farm Aquaponics”

Two twenty-five year old life-long friends have become indoor farmers and have formed a company called Fresh Farm Aquaponics. Kieran  Foran (left), a Political Science major from Northeastern University and Spencer Curry, a latin and philosophy major from the University of Vermont are growing plants in water where fish are swimming around indoors. It’s a 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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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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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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