the hustle

Episode 104: The Long Road to MakerspaceCT

We’re doubling up on original content this week with this special episode of CTStartup Podcast. We chat live with one of the founders of Connecticut’s largest makerspace during their final construction kickoff party. Learn about the long road that led them to this point and the latest news on the Makerspace (including the grand opening…

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CT Startup Podcast: Season Two

Wondering where your favorite podcast about Connecticut’s startup ecosystem has been? Well, we’ve been busier than ever, revamping and reworking our podcast to delve deeper into the Nutmeg State’s fledgling startup community. Tune in to find out more.

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Episode 24: MyHomeProNetwork

This episode we are joined by Nick Pontacoloni, co-founder of MyHomeProNetwork.  Also on this podcast we have Dave Menard, Mike Kauffman, and Eric Francis.  We had fun with this and Nick provides some good insight into entrepreneurship and on taking investment for your startup.

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Co-Host Square Table Talk

We met at The Happiness Lab around a square table to catch up on things.  We get to hear updates on Mike and his fundraising journey and he gives us his perspective on the Connecticut fundraising scene.  We also dive into the normal tangents.  

If you will be around Hartford CT tomorrow you should check out the Connecticut Innovation Summit at the Convention Center, check it out HERE.  We will be there all day interviewing many of the innovative companies in and around Connecticut.  

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Episode 15: Back East Brewing Company

Last week we had a fun time interviewing Tony Karlowicz co-founder of Back East Brewing Company.  As many of you beer drinkers know there are micro breweries popping up everywhere and Back East Brewing has been one who has made a name for itself in Connecticut.  

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Episode 14: FRESH Farm Aquaponics- Empowering communities to feed themselves

During the episode you will hear from Spencer Curry and Kieran Foran the co-founders of FRESH Farm Aquaponics on how they began down the path of creating a more sustainable food future.  FRESH Farm Aquaponics is also a Benefit Corporation and a beneficiary of many Connecticut Startup resources.  

This episode deserves full disclosure as one of our hosts is a partner in FRESH Farm Aquaponics. Listen to find out which one of our hosts is on this team and how they became a part of the company. 

FRESH Farm Aquaponics is a diverse company with a ecosystem of products and services which enable them to connect with varying customer segments.  Check FRESH Farm Aquaponics out at their website www.Freshfarmct.org.  

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Episode 12: Applivate’s ShugaTrak takes on diabetes

In this weeks episode we talk with John Fitzpatrick from Applivate a New Haven based company.  Applivate is taking on diabetes with ShugaTrak by sending blood glucose readings by text message instantly and effortlessly.   This was a fun interview which we recorded at The Happiness Lab at the Grove. If you know of anyone…

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Episode 10: Genius Box is teaching STEM

In this podcast we talk to the two women behind Genius Box a company focused on inspiring kids aged 8-11 to learn STEM outside the classroom.  Kate Pipa and Shivangi Shah came out of the Boston startup scene and have made Connecticut their home.  

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