Posts by Chris DeMorro

Episode 89: Holding Yourself Accountable with Vincent and Verb

Holding yourself accountable is a crucial aspect in being a successful entrepreneur, but straying away from the goals you set for yourself is all too easy. In this week’s episode, we are joined by Vincent Miceli of New York City. He tells us a little about his personal background and then gives us the rundown…

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Episode 88: Making of a Mentor Roundtable

Launching a startup is no simple task, and even the smallest decisions can have the largest impacts. But the right advisor or mentor can help fledgling companies avoid common pitfalls and problems, enabling them to grow their companies faster and farther. In this special roundtable episode, our two resident advisors Dave Menard and Andrea Stalf…

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Episode 87: Getting Down to Business with the DECD

This week David Kooris of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) joins us to discuss the versatility of Connecticut’s Startup Ecosystem and how it’s a cheaper alternative to Boston and New York. Along with that we discuss the pros and cons of Connecticut’s infrastructure and it’s vast types of towns. “We need…

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Episode 86: Preparing for Success with Success Prep Partners

Growing up has never been so complicated or competitive, and today’s kids are encountering mature issues at an ever younger age. These kids can use all the help they can get, and none too soon either. Enter Success Prep Partners, a trio of talented and successful women who have turned their attention to long-term life…

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Episode 83: Aiding Adolescents with A Teen Edge

Today’s kids face challenges many of their parents couldn’t have even imagined, and for teenage girls, school can be a particularly negative and difficult experience. Many parents and guidance counselors are ill-equipped to deal with the complexity of social media, self-esteem, and stress. Enter Denise Barats, a Certified Teen Life Coach, former high school sports…

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Episode 82: Making Modern Treasures with Naomi Jewelry

It’s no secret that making anything in America is a costly endeavor, but many people are willing to pay that “Made in America” tax for the right product. After a career in advertising and marketing, Naomi Tussin set out to created a jewelry collection that not only appeals to the aesthetic sense of those “Made…

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Episode 81: How Startups Can Leverage Public Libraries

Once upon a time, public libraries were the cornerstone of many communities, providing easy access to knowledge, and knowledgeable people. They still do too, and increasingly startup founders are turning to their local libraries as resource centers for the first steps in their entrepreneurial journies. Today we take a brief respite from the fast-paced business…

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Episode 80: Crafting Jewelry for a Cause with Elyse Ryan

Connecticut isn’t exactly known for being business-friendly, and our residents generally aren’t considered the warmest people around. But for Ohio native Elyse Ryan and her company Elyse Ryan Jewelry, Connecticut transformed her small jewelry business into a QVC staple known for helping charities such as Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Tune in as we discuss how Connecticut…

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