Innovation Economy Luncheon Series – Holiday Party

Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM     This month we’re having a party. Pretty simple… Bar Rosso, Stamford, CT Over the last nine years, we have traditionally taken a break from programming in December to get together, make merry for the holidays and ring in the New Year. So why change [...]

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A New Source of Capital for Small Business – The Federally-sanctioned EB-5 Foreign Investment Program

A New Source of Capital for Small Business Mike Roer, Director of the Entrepreneurship Foundation Mike provides an overview and answers questions to help companies and their advisors understand the various aspects of this promising federal program. The federal EB-5 Program allows a foreign national to obtain a green card for him, or herself and [...]

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The Business Council of Fairfield County – Growth Company Advisory Services

The Business Council of Fairfield County (BCFC) has geared up to be an active member of the new statewide Innovation Ecosystem. Growth Company Advisory Services is designed to help smaller firms that need assistance find and access local and statewide service providers, funding sources and other resources. The goal is to provide these resources to [...]

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Matthew Nemerson, President & CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council on Innovation

Matthew Nemerson, President & CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council, outlines the latest developments with the Connecticut Technology Ecosystem as the State of CT prepares to announce a new innovation pipeline initiative to stimulate business growth and add jobs.

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The Connecticut Creative Corridor: 
A Movement Whose Time Is Now

Watch this presentation from the Creative Corridor Leadership Team: Sandra Ruiz-Desai, Randy Savicky, Luke Scott & Adam Smith Images of Connecticut as a staid “tennis playing” or “bedroom community” are bunk! In fact, Connecticut has been the home to first-rate communications professionals for decades, creative talent that has consistently contributed to marketing efforts for the most respected [...]

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MOBILE: Mission Critical Investment in a Risk Averse Environment

Brenda Lewis was presenter at the June 21st Tri-state Innovation Luncheon. Here is her very informative presentation: Brenda Lewis: MOBILE: Mission Critical Investment in a Risk Averse Environment Late last year the National Venture Capital Association predicted there will be a seed and early stage funding shortage in 2012. Indeed, anemic early stage venture fund formation [...]

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Pivot Your Fundraising: A Founder’s Story – Full Presentation

Pivot Your Fundraising: A Founder’s Story from Keith R. Reynolds on Vimeo. Every entrepreneur has heard you must be prepared to revisit your business model… Mark Strauss, founder of TOGO Media, knows there are times you must revisit your capital raise. Watch Mark tell his amazing story and discuss how important it is for early-stage [...]

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The Pivot: A Critical Juncture For Any Start-up

Sometimes you just have no choice.   In introducing Mark Strauss’ presentation, “Pivot Your Fundraising” to May 2012 Tri-State Innovation Economy Luncheon, Keith Reynolds tells this amazing story of a technology pivot at his last start-up. The Pivot: A Critical Juncture For Any Start-up As an entrepreneur, sometimes “you have to do what you have [...]

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Tri-state Innovation Economy Luncheon – MOBILE: Mission Critical Investment in a Risk Averse Environment

Gain insight into where entrepreneurs and smart investors are placing their MOBILE bets in today’s frothy market.     This presentation was given June 21, 2012.   Late last year the National Venture Capital Association predicted there will be a seed and early stage funding shortage in 2012. Indeed, anemic early stage venture fund formation is approaching levels not [...]

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Capture the Energy: Tri-State Innovation Economy Luncheon Promo

Capture the Energy… The Maxim team has been hard at work on a luncheon series to support the renaissance of the innovation economy in the tri state area. Our goal is to create a network that empowers the next generation of creative and technical entrepreneurs to quickly plug into capital, customers and other necessary resources. [...]

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