Fairfield County

Carissa Ganelli of LightningBuy: From Digital Marketer to Software Platform CEO

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As a savvy digital strategist and marketer, Carissa Ganelli’s clients have included: Merrill Lynch, Kraft, Delta, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, IBM, NASCAR, Tanqueray and Guinness (to name a few). Her previous lives at DIGITAS and other agencies allowed her to generate some serious know-how. Yet, it’s her natural ability to solve problems, build teams, produce results, and slay dragons of all shapes ...

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GoECart Hiring in Sales, Marketing and Engineering for its Ecommerce Software Suite

GoECart is a scaling-up tech startup that was born and raised in a dorm room at the University of Bridgeport by CEO & Founder, Manish Chowdhary. Profitable and privately held, GoECart grew 90% in sales last year alone and their award-winning ecommerce software suite (built in C#/.Net) runs on a full Microsoft stack from the servers to the shopping cart. Business is ...

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Senator Chris Murphy Introduces Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Support Startups, Small Businesses

The following was reposted from the newsroom of Senator Chris Murphy. — Thursday, June 19, 2014 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), as well as U.S. Congressmen Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) to introduce legislation that would remove burdensome restrictions from individuals who want to invest in startups. In order for a startup ...

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“Follow Your Passion” Is Terrible Business Advice

John Seiffer

"Follow your passion" may be great advice for artists or lovers but it's horrible advice for entrepreneurs. CT Next Entrepreneur-in-Residence and CEO Bootcamp advisor John Seiffer offers some pragmatic guidance for how great ideas become successful ventures.

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Movable Media: A Case Study in Startup and Corporate Collaboration

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On November 26, 2012, Pitney Bowes announced that local startup Movable Media had won the first Entrepreneurial Competition sponsored by the Stamford-based, NYSE-traded global technology firm. Movable Media provides brands with a platform that helps them leverage both the content and audience of contributing authors. Since winning the competition, Andrew Boer and the Movable Media team have built a partnership ...

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