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Episode 54: Venture Capital in Connecticut with the Crossroads Venture Group

By Chris DeMorro | October 16, 2017

Season 3 is hitting the ground running with a special new series focusing on venture capital in Connecticut. The CTStartup Podcast joins the Crossroads Venture Group on the CVG CT Tech Tour, a four city tech tour with serial investor Paul Singh as we explore some of Connecticut’s most promising companies and the investors seeking…

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Episode 53: Curating Startup Innovation at UCONN with guest Rich Dino

By Chris DeMorro | October 10, 2017

Welcome back to the CTStartup Podcast! We are back for our third season with a new format, new host, and new interviews focusing on the startup ecosystem in Connecticut. This year we’ll be digging deeper, searching wider, and asking harder questions as we explore the opportunities and obstacles startups face in the Constitution State. We…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: SR Clamplight

By Chris DeMorro | August 21, 2017

Sometimes the simplest innovation can have the largest impact, and can even save lives in the right situation. The SR Clamplight is a firefighting tool created by Jerry Reyes Riviera, a volunteer firefighter who saw a way to make this dangerous profession a little bit safer for his fellow firefighters. Tune in for the last…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: Macroscopic Solutions

By Chris DeMorro | August 18, 2017

Though most of the startups that participated in the UCONN Innovation Quest are in the earliest stages of building their business, IQ also welcomes back previous attendees. One returning company, Macroscopic Solutions, is a veteran of the IQ challenge, and returned to offer both advice, and a look at just how far they have come.…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: Flux Forcefield

By Chris DeMorro | August 16, 2017

No matter what automakers do, creative thieves find ways to defeat even the most elaborate anti-theft devices, Indeed, it is almost impossible to stop a truly determined thief, and even if you do, proving their guilt can be difficult unless you catch them red-handed. But what if you could add an anti-theft device to your…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: Dermatat

By Chris DeMorro | August 15, 2017

Tattoos were once considered taboo and the realm of weirdos and neer-do-wells, but in the 21st century body ink has gone mainstream. Alas, that also means a number of tattoos done in questionable taste, and despite many wonders of modern medicine, the only current treatment for tattoo removal is both painful and expensive. But what…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: CRISPR-X

By Chris DeMorro | August 3, 2017

You may not have heard of it, but CRISPR (that stands for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats”) could change the face of modern medicine as we know it. Many startups are involved in trying to utilize CRISPR to cure dieseases, but a couple of college students may have already beaten them to the punch.…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: EpiGo

By Chris DeMorro | July 25, 2017

The plight of EpiPen users has been brought into the public conciousness this past year, inspiring two young entrepreneurs to concieve of a smaller, better way to deliver life-saving epinephrine. Their idea: replace bulky and expensive pens with a refillable, wearable, life-saving EpiPen replacement. Join Chris and Eric for the fourth entry in the UCONN…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: LOKI

By Chris DeMorro | July 20, 2017

For the third entry of our UCONN Innovation Quest series, we spoke to Andrew Ginzberg of LOKI, a new app that aims to evolve the live streaming market, as well as revolutionize the news and media industry. Through broadcasters, LOKI hopes to provide full coverage of events with 0 production costs, and also provide viewers…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: Zapployment

By Chris DeMorro | July 11, 2017

For the second episode of our series covering UCONN’s Innovation Quest startup incubator, we talk Jaclyn Paride about her innovative new employment concept, Zapployment.

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