Connecticut Legends of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

From its roots in manufacturing and insurance to its innovative technology corridor, Connecticut is filled with stories about trailblazers.

June 4, 2020

MOVIA Robotics Provides Virtual Learning Assistance for Children with Special Needs

"We felt there was a real need to get the product into homes since these kids can’t go into schools to get their services or have people come to their homes," explains MOVIA President Timothy Gifford.

June 2, 2020

Connecticut Friends Collaborate with Hartford Hospital to Design and 3D Print Ventilator Parts

Adam Powojski and Jay Alessi, two friends who met at Pratt and Whitney, combined their design and 3D printing skills to offer their help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 6, 2020

Connecticut 3D Printing Company Collaborates to Create Life-Saving Ventilator Splitter

"The hope is that, somewhere, somehow, in some circumstances it’s going to help somebody," says InterPRO Additive Manufacturing Group CEO Kevin Dyer.

March 27, 2020

MakerspaceCT Provides Solutions to Meet Community Need for Personal Protective Equipment

“We have a community of makers working to source materials, design and improve prototypes, assemble products, and quickly get the products to the people who need it to support our communities. That’s what Makerspaces are here to do anyway—support our communities and support making,” says MakerspaceCT Founder Devra Sisitsky.

March 23, 2020

CT Cosmetics Owner Switches Operations to Hand Sanitizer to Help Combat Coronavirus

After investigating the possibilities, Mizzi Cosmetics Founder Brenda Mierzejewski introduced two new products to her line: Healthy Hands sanitizer and salve.

ISO 56000: Providing Standards for Innovation

“The relevance of ISO 56000 today is important because we’re going through the fourth industrial revolution. If we want to adopt it, we need to understand how things are happening,” says says Inspiring Next Founder Dr. Ripi Singh.

UConn Highlights Decades of Innovation

“UConn has a lot to celebrate when it comes to innovative faculty and students,” says Radenka Maric, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Techstars Fosters Startup Growth in Greater Hartford

“Startups coming from all over the world realize they have access to everything they need to run their businesses here in Hartford,” says Claudia Reuter, General Manager for Techstars Americas East.

CT Healthcare Services Company Provides Innovative Solutions

Connecticut healthcare services company Physicians Ancillary Systems was created based on a personal and market need.

Hartford InsurTech Hub Welcomes Top Startups for 2020

Hartford InsurTech Hub, powered by Startupbootcamp, announced its 2020 cohort of startups.

CT Robot Software Company Helps Children with Learning Disabilities

“It’s gratifying to receive positive responses from parents and the schools,” says Movia Robotics President and Chief Technology Officer Timothy Gifford. “It’s also great to get a positive response from the distributors who are helping us move our product. The only way we’re going to make an impact on kids with learning challenges is if we’re offering a successful product.”

STANLEY + Techstars 2019 Demo Day Showcases Innovative Startups

Hundreds of people from Hartford's innovation ecosystem attended the Stanley + Techstars Accelerator Demo Day to support innovation and entrepreneurial activity happening in our city.

Hartford InsurTech Hub Creates Economic Opportunities in Hartford

Hartford InsurTech Hub Managing Director Dawn LeBlanc spoke to MetroHartford Alliance Content Manger Nan Price about how the accelerator attracts innovative global InsurTech startups to The Insurance Capital of the World.

InnovateCT Promotes Innovation in CT Through Education

InnovateCT Founder Nick Wagner talks about the importance of Connecticut fostering innovation through education.

MakerspaceCT Makes an Impact in Hartford

MakerspaceCT Founder Devra Sisitsky is passionate about building and contributing to the growing innovation hub in Hartford.

Industry 4.0: We’ve Come a Long Way from Traditional Manufacturing

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is all about connectivity. New, advanced technologies are triggering massive changes and benefits in every aspect of the industry,” says SCADAfence Co-Founder & CEO Yoni Shohet.