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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Ira Yellen presented at National Assn. for Home Care

Posted on 04. Nov, 2013 by in Blog, Health, Health Information, innovation, Portfolio, public relations

Over 60 agencies throughout the U.S. attended our presentation outlining the findings of the beta test for Homecarematchkiosk.com. For a copy please contact info@homecarematchkiosk.com for a copy. It presents the latest facts and figures on how consumers are searching online for healthcare services.

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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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Waterloo Canada: Most successful innovation eco-system in North America

Posted on 08. Mar, 2013 by in angel investing, Blog, business development, economic development, entrepreneurs, innovation

Over 100 of Connecticut’s entrepreneurs, hub teams, investors, state officials attended a thought provoking event March 4 in New Haven. Iain Klugman, CEO and President of Communitech, has been instrumental in developing one of the world’s most successful startup ecosystems, in Waterloo, Ontario. Over the last few years alone, Communitech has helped companies raise more than […]

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