One aspect of a growing innovation ecosystem is the connections that are made between entrepreneurs, services providers, government agencies, and consumers lead to tangible outcomes. In the spring of 2015 the CTStartup podcast was founded after an entrepreneur and a service provider connected over a mutual love and fascination with podcasts. Eric Francis and Dave Menard only had a few conversations before jumping head first into the podcast world.
After 5 years and 140 episodes, CTStartup has been able to highlight a variety of stories and businesses from the Connecticut innovation and startup ecosystem. The goal of the podcast is “Connecting Connecticut” through conversations with entrepreneurs, service providers, state officials, growth companies, and other active players.
In 2021, CTStartup is thrilled to announce that CTNext and Connecticut Innovations have come on as ScaleUp Sponsors. The sponsorships will allow CTStartup to begin the evolution into a media startup dedicated to all things Connecticut innovation, startups, small business, and scale-up companies. As a startup ourselves we will be experimenting and working to find further product market fit. These experiments will range from new podcast formats, to video content, to in-person events (when appropriate), and other collaborations with thought leaders around the state. We are open to hearing from you about what we can do this year to continue to tell the story of the Connecticut innovation, startup, and scaleup ecosystem.
If you have a story to highlight, want to connect, or have a collaboration in mind please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.