Posts by Chris DeMorro

Episode 118: Be Bolder with The Bolder Company

Dave Menard and Eric Francis sit down with the founders of The Bolder Company. Jenny Drescher and Ellen Ornato first came on CTStartup as Connect and Improv and return in their new form, as The Bolder Company. A fun conversation which highlighted how COVID-19 forced them to focus their energy into the business which they…

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Episode 117: The Full Potential Movement with Nick Wagner

Being an entrepreneur comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and Nick Wagner highlights how you can be an entrepreneur even with 9-5. Eric Francis sat down with Nick to explore his entrepreneurial journey from his first DJ contract with his high school to selling an aftermarket car parts business to starting a nonprofit.…

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CTStartup Podcast is Back In Action

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…

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Episode 110: Designing and Fabricating with Hugo & Hoby

Furniture design may seem like the realm of old men in stuffy warehouses, but a couple of Connecticut entrepreneurs are putting a new spin on an ancient industry. In this episode of CT Startup we have an in-depth exchange with Ben from Hugo & Hoby, a design, fabrication, and delivery company for custom made furniture…

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Episode 100: Looking Back and Looking Forward with CT Startup

We’re celebrating our 100th Episode with an extended cast and an all-new logo! It’s hard to believe we’ve already done 100 episodes of the CT Startup Podcast – we couldn’t have made it this far without your support and we just want to say thanks, and here’s to the next 100 episodes! In this episode…

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Episode 99: Leading The Way – Series 1

If you are trying to build a business, then you are trying to become a leader. But what defines leadership, and more importantly, what separates the good leaders from the great leaders? That is what we are exploring in a new podcast series being produced in partnership with Janis Collins and The Refinery in Stamford. In…

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