Read success stories and lessons learned from dozens of startups in every stage from many different industries.
CT Startup Digitally Connects Volunteers to Those Who Need Services
UR Community Cares, Inc. co-founders Michelle Puzzo and M.D. Birmingham have created a charity that digitally connects volunteers to elderly and physically disabled people who are homebound.
CT Startup Aims to Bring Mindfulness to Inner City Communities
The Wellness Initiative Inc. Founder Devin McCrorey shares about his startup experience and his passion for introducing mindfulness and meditation to communities he feels need it most.
Young Entrepreneur Encourages Healthy Lifestyle in Hartford
“When I first started, people told me: It’s the wrong time to do it. You can’t open a business in Hartford. I told them: This is Hartford. Hartford has a chance. You just have to believe in Hartford enough to make change,” says Breakthrough Nutrition Founder Emanuel Morales.
Female Entrepreneur Turns Love of Music into Full-Time DJ Business
Qiana Coachman-Strickland (a.k.a. DJ Q Boogie) shares about how her passion developed and when she knew it was time to take the leap to launch her start up.
CT Startup Helps Small Businesses Track the Ways They’re Doing Good
"We want to help small businesses recognize that the investment they make in the community can also help drive their businesses," explains seedership co-founder Jennifer Smithberger.
CT Trio Finds Success with a Four-Way Outdoor Gaming Net
Find out how Connecticut natives Greg Meade, MikeDelpapa, and Chris Meade created the idea for CROSSNET, a unique game that merges traditional volleyball with four square.
Ali Lazowski Builds a Business in Connecticut
Bare Life founder Ali Lazowski talks about launching a startup and becoming a part of the Hartford-area entrepreneurial ecosystem.
CT Entrepreneur Awards 2018 Winner Update: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center
The CT Entrepreneur Awards is following up with 2018 award winners, starting with Hartford Artisans Weaving Center Director Fran Curran, who won 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year: Social Good.
Meet Hartford Native and Entrepreneur Natasha Harris
Hartford native Natasha Harris is studying for her doctorate in business psychology, running her startup NaBii Organics, and in the process of becoming a business consultant.
Local Entrepreneur Launches Leadership Development Company
Chris Duffy, Principal Amplify Leadership Partners, speaks about his experience embracing entrepreneurship, engaging with the leadership community, and helping others channel their strengths.
CT Entrepreneur Helps Early-Stage Startups with Pitches
“I really want to bring more entrepreneurship to Hartford, and I’m hoping this role and my work with Vitches will help,” says Girls For Technology Program Manager Victoria Parisi who recently launched Vitches, a business aimed to help early-stage startups with their pitches.
CT Startup Offers Floatation Therapy, Gives Back to Local Veterans
Float Forty One co-founder Sarah LaTeano shared about her experience launching a startup in Greater Hartford and why she is passionate about providing float experiences to those who have served in the military.
Hartford-Based Printing Company Finds Its Place in Parkville
Located in the historic manufacturing neighborhood of Parkville in Hartford, CT, IdleWilde Printing Company offers graphic design and screen printing services.