Posts Tagged ‘Connecticut’

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 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 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 43: Phood LLC

Food waste is a huge problem in America, especially at institutions of higher learning, where picky eaters toss away tons of food. West Hartford-based Phood LLC. may have a solution to this tricky problem. 

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Episode 42: MakerspaceCT

Makerspace CT is exactly what it sounds like, a brand new nonprofit makerspace based in Hartford’s famous Colt Building. At 15,000 sq-ft, it will be Connecticut’s largest makerspace, and it will come equipped with all kinds of cool tools.

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