Nearly 400 entrepreneurs, investors and service providers gathered on
November 1, 2012, at The Omni Hotel in New Haven for the Sixth Annual
Innovation Summit Awards, a celebration of 75 of the most promising
early stage and emerging technology companies in Connecticut identified
by the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) as having the best potential
to be a successful enterprise.
The 2012 CTC event, produced in concert with the Crossroads Venture
Group, featured panel discussions of "Tech All-Stars," who covered such
topics as "Determining the Real Market for Your Product" and "Building a
Great Start-Up Team." The Tech All-Star panelists included some of the
most state's successful technology entrepreneurs, who offered advice to
the start-ups during an interactive question and answer period. The 75
"Tech Companies to Watch" interacted with attendees at a poster fair
during the day.
As part of the Awards presentations, Kip Bergstom, Deputy Commissioner
of the State Department of Economic and Economic Development, introduced
the managers the of the State's recently launched four Innovation Hubs.
The Hubs will offer an array of services to technology start-ups and
Stage II comanies out of offices in Hartford, New Haven, Stamford and
Storrs. The Hub initiative stems from the economic development efforts
of Governor Molloy's administration.
A complete list of the 2012
Companies to Watch is posted on CTC's website.
Presenting sponsors of this year's event were: the law firms of Cantor
Colburn LLP and Dickstein Shapiro LLP, the Connecticut Center for
Advanced Technology (CCAT) and First Niagara Bank. Supporting sponsors
included: Connecticut Innovations, Digital Surgeons, the Economic
Development Corporation of New Haven, the accounting firm of Fiondella,
Milone and LaSaracina, Open Solutions Inc., The HB Group, and TriNet HR
The 2012 Innovation Summit winners:
1. Most Promising Technology Product of the Year - Emme E2MS LLC, Bristol2.
Most Promising Software Product of the Year - eBrevia, LLC, Stamford3.
Most Promising New Internet/New Media Company of the Year - Applivate
LLC, New Haven4. Most Promising Life Sciences Product of the Year
- BIOARRAY Therapeutics, Inc, Farmington5. Most Promising New
Green Tech Product of the Year - RPM Sustainable Technologies, Inc,
About CTCThe Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide
association of technology-oriented companies and institutions, providing
leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and
assistance for growing companies. Speaking for over 2,000 companies that
employ some 200,000 residents, the Connecticut Technology Council seeks
to provide a strong and urgent voice in support of the creation of a
culture of innovation. This includes working to position Connecticut as
a leader in idea creation, workforce preparation, entrepreneurial
aptitude, early stage risk capital availability and providing on-going
support and mentoring to high potential firms. Online at: www.CT.org.
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