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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Episode 79: The Meaning of Mentoring with Eric Knight

Serial entrepreneur, innovator, and inventor Eric Knight has been around the business block more than once, and when he isn’t busy invent, the founder and president of Remarkable Technologies is helping new entrepreneurs young and old find their footing. So what does it take to be both a serial business builder AND a mentor to…

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Episode 78: Baring It All with Lactation Innovations

Since the dawn of time, mothers have breastfed their children without ever knowing exactly how much milk their offspring are actually getting. It’s always been a guessing game at best, and when it comes to one’s kids, most people aren’t comfortable estimating how much nutrition their baby is getting. Enter Brittany Molkenthin, CEO of Lactation…

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Episode 76: The Complications of Coding with Mark Lassoff

In this episode we speak with Mark Lassoff, President and CEO of LearnToProgram. LearnToProgram is a technical learning resource for web, mobile, and game development with over 1,000,000 students worldwide. In this episode, Eric speaks with Mark about the Connecticut ecosystem, how he became an entrepreneur, and what budding startups should hope to create (hint:…

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Episode 75: Talking ROI with Bill Kenney

In the latest episode of the CTStartup Podcast, Eric sits down with Bill Kenney of MeetROI.com to discuss measuring success through metrics and what startups should strive to meet. We also dive into a long discussion on the Connecticut ecosystem, where it stands, and how it can get better. You can find this episode for…

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Episode 73: Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding Round Table

This week we take a bit of a break from interviews for a round table session with Chris, David, and Eric on the topic of equity crowdfunding and the rise of ICOs and cryptocurrency as a means of raising money. Find out which of Dave’s predictions turned out wrong (hint: most of them), how Chris…

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Episode 72: Making Modern Entrepreneurs with Mike Roer

Entrepreneurship has changed dramatically in the last decade, but the fundamentals of building a solid business haven’t. Mike Roer of the Entrepreneurship Foundation has been spending years with his organization helping new business owners carve out a successful niche of their own. We sat down with him to talk about what has changed, what hasn’t,…

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