Episode 96: A New Angle on Video Streaming with Loki

When we last spoke with Andrew Ginsberg at the UCONN TIP program, his video streaming app Loki was still in its infancy. Now a year and a half later, Loki has launched on both Android and iPhone, and his startup is gaining steam throughout the state. Join Chris and Eric as they talk to Andrew…

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Episode 95: Building Community Through Music Festivals

This week we talk with co-host Chris DeMorro, who recently returned from Florida for a project that was part work, part play, and all fun. Chris fills us in on the spirit of Suwannee Hulaween, his passion for music festivals, and how what he learned about growing a community helped him grow his business. Informative…

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Episode 94: Pursuing Progress with Innovation Destination: Hartford

Hartford has been gaining a lot of momentum lately, in part because of the hard work of groups such as Innovation Destination: Hartford (IDH). IDH represents a coalition of entrepreneurs and service professionals dedicated to enhancing the Hartford region’s ability to support startups and second-stage entrepreneurs, and their efforts have not gone unnoticed. The IDH…

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Episode 93: Climate Change Roundtable with Matt Moroney

This week we take a break from our normal interview schedule for a laid-back roundtable discussion on a rather serious subject – climate change. The conversation revolves around the IPCC’s recent (and dire) climate change report, how much carbon emissions need to be reduced, and the obligation of business owners to do something about it.…

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Episode 92: A Healthy, Just, and Sustainable Future

Many startups seek investors who believe in their vision, but this week’s guests are looking for investors for a different reason. This week we interview Franz Hochstrasser and Matthew Moroney of Raise Green, an “…online portal of financing and support by connecting communities with investors interested in putting their money to work – protecting people…

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Episode 91: RecordMe is Giving Musicians a Step Up

Meet John Fiorello of RecordME. Like most of our guests, John is busy juggling the life of a startup founder as he focuses on producing and capturing professional sounding audio for musicians at a cheaper rate and in a more compact manner. His work could have a profound impact on the audio and music streaming…

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Episode 90: The City That Feeds Itself

This week our very own host Eric Francis brings on his business partners Spencer Curry and Kieran Foran to update us on their aquaponic farming business. Learn more about how this trio of modern farmers from Meriden’s Trifecta Ecosystems wants to create “The City That Feeds Itself”. You can find this episode for download on iTunes, Google…

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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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