Growing & Scaling

Jason Maloney of diffr3nt: “Do something local, even if it sounds crazy!”

Jason at the "Meet the Founders," an event at B:Hive Bridgeport as a part of the Startup Roadshow.

Unique, handcrafted smartphone and digital device cases are the specialty of diffr3nt, a startup based in Fairfield, Connecticut and founded by Jason Maloney and Mark Donne, graduates of Fairfield University. We’ve been following their progress for a while. They’ve been faithful supporters of the growing startup community in our state, participating in Startup Weekend and being great cheerleaders for other Connecticut ...

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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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