Raising Capital

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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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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