An insider's perspective on the Connecticut startup ecosystem from the innovators growing it

Episode 55: Disrupting Healthcare With Blockchain And SimplyVital Health

Bitcoin has soared to new heights in recent weeks, bringing blockchain technology back into focus as a means of disrupting long-held monopolies such as finance. For Katherine Kuzmeskas of SimplyVital Health, blockchain represents a new frontier in the world of healthcare IT. Her company has developed a blockchain ecosystem that simplifies and streamlines healthcare data…

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Episode 53: Curating Startup Innovation at UCONN with guest Rich Dino

Welcome back to the CTStartup Podcast! We are back for our third season with a new format, new host, and new interviews focusing on the startup ecosystem in Connecticut. This year we’ll be digging deeper, searching wider, and asking harder questions as we explore the opportunities and obstacles startups face in the Constitution State. We…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: SR Clamplight

Sometimes the simplest innovation can have the largest impact, and can even save lives in the right situation. The SR Clamplight is a firefighting tool created by Jerry Reyes Riviera, a volunteer firefighter who saw a way to make this dangerous profession a little bit safer for his fellow firefighters. Tune in for the last…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: Macroscopic Solutions

Though most of the startups that participated in the UCONN Innovation Quest are in the earliest stages of building their business, IQ also welcomes back previous attendees. One returning company, Macroscopic Solutions, is a veteran of the IQ challenge, and returned to offer both advice, and a look at just how far they have come.…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: Flux Forcefield

No matter what automakers do, creative thieves find ways to defeat even the most elaborate anti-theft devices, Indeed, it is almost impossible to stop a truly determined thief, and even if you do, proving their guilt can be difficult unless you catch them red-handed. But what if you could add an anti-theft device to your…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: Dermatat

Tattoos were once considered taboo and the realm of weirdos and neer-do-wells, but in the 21st century body ink has gone mainstream. Alas, that also means a number of tattoos done in questionable taste, and despite many wonders of modern medicine, the only current treatment for tattoo removal is both painful and expensive. But what…

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UCONN Innovation Quest: CRISPR-X

You may not have heard of it, but CRISPR (that stands for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats”) could change the face of modern medicine as we know it. Many startups are involved in trying to utilize CRISPR to cure dieseases, but a couple of college students may have already beaten them to the punch.…

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