Ira Yellen to Present at MIT Enterprise Forum

Posted on 11. Mar, 2016 by in angel investing, business development, connecticut, entrepreneurs, Health Information, innovation, interactive

The MIT Enterprise Forum of CT presents: Anthology of a Startup: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned Thursday, March 24th | 5:00 – 8:00 | New Haven Lawn Club | 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven Registration & Networking 5:00-5:30 | 5:30-8:00 Program. For tickets or additional info, visit mitforumct.org  Featured Speaker: Ira Yellen, Founder and President of […]

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Reason Startups Succeed

Posted on 10. Jun, 2015 by in angel investing, Blog, entrepreneurs, innovation, mentoring

I listened to a short Ted Talk by a serial innovator and entrepreneur Bill Gross called The Single Biggest Reason Startups Succeed. According to TED, “Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds […]

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The Internet of Home Care

Posted on 11. May, 2015 by in Blog, Uncategorized

As the baby boomers age more and more adult caregivers are seeking answers from the Internet instead of consulting healthcare professionals. According to Pew Research Center, in a study regarding family caregivers, 39 percent of adults use technology to help them provide care for loved ones. What could be pushing adult caregivers toward the World […]

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Connecticut Old State House Opens New Gift Store

Posted on 21. Nov, 2013 by in Blog, community, connecticut, Non-Profit

We are proud to be part of the planning to reopen the new and improved gift store at the Old State House in Hartford. Our firm did the research to help decide the retail planners approach to supporting the Old State House efforts with a focus on Hartford and Connecticut history by featuring unique items, books, […]

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Congratulations to the Catalyst Fund 20th Anniversary

Posted on 20. Nov, 2013 by in Blog, community, Non-Profit

I am proud to be a part of the Catalyst Endowment Fund and member of the Steering Committee that supports worthy groups and important issues in the Greater Hartford Region. Congratulations to all members for a great first 20 years, and for the next 20 years of providing support to important efforts in our community […]

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Start Up Weekend Hartford Great Success

Posted on 22. Oct, 2013 by in Blog, community, connecticut, entrepreneurs, innovation, mentoring, technology

I was pleased to be an organizer and mentor coordinator this past weekend helping 9 teams and over 60 participants. See this link featuring all http://www.metrohartford.com/newsroom/alliance-news/2013/10/21/startup-weekend-hartford-ottawa-bridges-borders

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The Give and Take of Mentoring

Posted on 23. May, 2013 by in Blog, mentoring, our philosophy, Uncategorized

Mentors can be very powerful allies but perhaps not in the way they are typically portrayed. See how various life lessons from different people be combined to form a ‘composite mentor’, and how the cycle of mentorship increases growth. http://on.wsj.com/11c4AYF

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FEC gives $500 to Glastonbury Student for Logo Design

Posted on 25. Apr, 2013 by in award, Blog, community, connecticut, Education, Portfolio, Recent Company News

  Our new cover photo shows Ira Yellen, president and CEO of First Experience Communications, presenting a check for $500 to Benjamin Combs for designing the winning logo for the planetarium at the Glastonbury-East Hartford Magnet School. Glastonbury school board Chairman Susan Karp is at right. PHOTO: https://www.facebook.com/GlastonburyLIFE

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Women in the Summit 2013 — Reshma Saujani

Posted on 06. Apr, 2013 by in Blog, community, entrepreneurs, innovation, mentoring, nonprofit, Personal

“Titans of Tech.” Reshma Saujani discussed the non-profit organization she founded, which teaches computer science to girls all over the world. She is the Founder of Girls Who Code, a New York City-based organization that works to educate, empower, and equip teenaged girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in technology and engineering.  

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Largest Robotics Competition in New England Returns to Hartford March 29-30

Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 by in Uncategorized

The 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Connecticut Regional, sponsored by United Technologies Corp. (UTC), will be held Friday March 29 and Saturday March 30 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center. The event, which will bring 39 high school robotics teams from Connecticut and 15 teams from other New England states and the […]

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