December 10, 2020

Curated CT Supports Small Businesses and Showcases Local Artisans

"The more people I meet—whether through networking or mutual friends—the more I see the Curated CT concept being embraced, which is very validating," says Founder and Owner Donald Pendagast.

December 7, 2020

CT Entrepreneur Still ROCing—and Now Smashing

“Every business I open has got to be innovative and it’s got to affect positive change in people,” says, BODYROC Fit Lab CEO and Founder Shaun Chambers, who recently co-founded Smash Avenue.

November 4, 2020

Hartford InsurTech Startup Finds Value in Community

Combined Ratio Solutions Co-Founders Michael Jones, Chief Executive Officer and Luke Magnan, Chief Operating Officer share about their experience launching an InsurTech startup and the importance of locating their business in Hartford.

September 24, 2020

CT Customer Clothier and Innovative Entrepreneur

“One thing that was really important for me before pulling the trigger and leaving my good job was the ability to look forward. I could see opportunities coming,” says Bards Clothing Founder Matthew Banever.

September 8, 2020

Hartford-Based Digital Health Startup Silver Fern Healthcare

“One of the things we love about Hartford is that it’s a very manageable city in terms of size and we’ve made some great contacts between all of our networks,” says Silver Fern Healthcare Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Colleen McGuire.

August 24, 2020

West Hartford Entrepreneur Provides Inclusive Cheerleading Opportunities

West Hartford-based CT Hart Cheer provides instructional cheerleading classes, performance team opportunities, and camps and clinics for athletes of all ages, abilities, and levels.

July 30, 2020

Student Entrepreneur and Innovator Creates Autonomous Robot for the Agriculture Industry

“Team collaboration is really important for startups,” says Land Maverick LLC Founder and CEO Emily Yale.

July 22, 2020

CT Entrepreneur Launches Sports Performance Company

Green Light Sports Performance Founder Connor Green shares about his startup experience.

May 28, 2020

Coffee and Tea Startup INI Sips Gives Back to Community

INI Sips Co-Founder Davina Ismail shares about the business evolution.

April 29, 2020

CT Entrepreneur Provides Virtual Programming for Youth

"With the pandemic and schools closing, I had to think outside the box," says Creativista Charm Founder Tia Miller.

April 28, 2020

UConn Student Founds Innovative Social Enterprise Nonprofit

"We’re looking to create sustainable impact, which includes our dollars and how we’re investing in a community," says Levo International Founder Christian Heiden.

April 20, 2020

CareerPath Mobile Helps Engage Connecticut’s Workforce

"Programs like ours that can engage people remotely have become essential," explains CareerPath Mobile Founder/CEO Richard Portelance.

March 19, 2020

Global Digital Health Startup Creates a Presence in Hartford

“I’ve learned the CEO’s role is about not just leading the team, it’s about finding the right talent to create a team to make everything happen,” says ONESOFTDIGM CEO and Co-Founder Chang Hun (Douglass) Lee.

March 9, 2020

Startup Creates Employment Opportunities for Adults with Special Needs

Find out more about SockStarz, a social enterprise novelty sock business developed by Harc, Inc. to create employment opportunities for adults with special needs.

March 3, 2020

Hartford-Based Attorney with a Social Mission

“I want to be intentional about how I’m building my business. My client load needs to be big enough to make the business sustainable, but small enough that I can achieve my mission goals in terms of what I give—and what I receive from giving,” says Isis M. Irizarry, Founder of The Law Offices of Isis M. Irizarry.

February 28, 2020

KARO Swimwear Joins Think Pop-Up in Downtown Hartford

"With KARO Swimwear, my vision was always to create a unique product," emphasizes CEO Kasia Roginska.

February 10, 2020

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.

February 6, 2020

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.

January 22, 2020

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.

January 14, 2020

16 Impact Accelerator Startups Aim to Grow Their Businesses in Hartford in 2020

Learn about the 16 startups participating in the 2020 Impact Accelerator at reSET in this writeup from CT by the Numbers.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 8, 2020

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.

December 30, 2019

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.

December 16, 2019

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.

December 2, 2019

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.

October 18, 2019

Where Are They Now? Follow Up with CareerPath Mobile

"Entrepreneurism will buoy the economy by providing new types of jobs and unique opportunities that attract young, eager minds," says CareerPath Mobile Founder/CEO Richard Portelance.

October 9, 2019

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.

September 25, 2019

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.

September 24, 2019

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.

September 19, 2019

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.

August 19, 2019

UConn Alumni Create a Marketplace for Wheel Enthusiasts

“We hear the concept of failing fast and I really think it speaks to being resilient,” says WheelPrice co-founder Wally Namane.

August 23, 2019

CT Startup Creates Fundraising Events for Nonprofits

Mary O’Neill founded Get Your Bingo On! For the Cause in May 2019 to help local nonprofits raise funds in a new way.

July 29, 2019

Young Entrepreneur Launches Startup to Help Small Business Owners

Bridge Connection LLC Founder Patrick O’Connor offers advice for other younger entrepreneurs: If you have an idea, you think it’s sustainable, and you think there’s a way to monetize it, write a plan, stick to it, and be ready to change that plan in an instant.

July 25, 2019

CT Business Owners Launch Innovative, Healthy Lifestyle Business

“The only way for your business to work is to be passionate about what you do,” says Salon Medusa co-founder Steven Adelstein, who with his partner Sandro Vernali, recently launched Believe in the Magick.

July 22, 2019

The Coder School Opens Second Location in Glastonbury, CT

After opening in Farmington, we had interest from many people who lived east of the river,” says co-owner Vaishali Shah. "We thought: Why not just open another location in Glastonbury?”

July 10, 2019

Hartford Startup Aims to Help Retailers Grow Online

“Hartford is a great city to house an eCommerce consulting firm like Plura Interactive,” says Founder Timothy Paskowski.

July 5, 2019

West Hartford-Based Small Business Heir Cash Now

By networking and building relationships with people in different fields, it’s possible to exchange knowledge without spending a fortunethe importance of working with partners,” says Heir Cash Now, LLC Manager Matthew Lakenbach.

May 28, 2019

Startup Manufactures New Product in CT

“I decided to headquarter my business and manufacturer my product in Connecticut to support the local economy,” says Fingaz Bowl CEO Julien Debelle Duplan.