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How Women-Led Startups Become Billion Dollar Companies

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Ethics aside, Martha Stewart is an iconic example of a women-led startup who started out from her Connecticut home. Connecticut Entrepreneur-in-Residence Janis Collins shares how the new breed of women-led startups are poised to be the next billion dollar companies.

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Coworking in the Hartford Area Offers Variety and Community

Axis901 members and the mayor (far right) celebrated their first anniversary at the beginning of May.

Tired of working from your couch or kitchen table? Need a professional space for a business meeting? Want to kick around cool ideas with other smart people? These are just a few of the reasons coworking got started, and why the trend is growing all across Connecticut. Coworking helps indie businesses, freelancers and startups recapture the big perks of working in an office ...

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TreeSleeve: Turning a Vehicle of Waste into a Vehicle of Good

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Last month, TreeSleeve launched a Kickstarter project to fund its eco-friendly coffee sleeve that supports reforestation around the globe. CEO and Founder Ray Fraser was born in Hartford and has moved back here to explore his entrepreneurial adventures, and save the world.

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EvoLux Transportation: Ready for Take Off

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Moving his startup from Boca Raton, Florida to Stamford, Connecticut last year, founder and CEO of EvoLux Transportation, Ray Leavitt is building the world’s first helicopter charter marketplace. Sikorsky Innovations and others are supporting Ray, who sees Connecticut ripe with both possibility and challenge.

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