Raising Capital

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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Hello Hartford! The Startup Roadshow is in the Capitol City


This month, the Startup Roadshow is in the Hartford region. We’ve been spending our time talking with startup community supporters about the challenges and possibilities here, finding entrepreneurs to profile, talking with the area coworking and incubation spaces and planning our 5/29 Roadshow event at reSET.  For those who know Connecticut well, you can imagine that the Hartford startup community ...

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Frank Marco and Melinda Agsten of Wiggin & Dana Discuss B Corp Legislation in Connecticut

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Earlier this year, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy introduced a bill that would grant corporate status to organizations called benefit corporations (or B corporations) in Connecticut. B corporations have publicly declared double bottom lines, pursuing socially or environmentally beneficial missions in addition to profit. Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation recognizing B corporations, including New York and Massachusetts; ...

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Trent Molter of Sustainable Innovations


Trent Molter is the founder and CEO of Sustainable Innovations, a Glastonbury-based startup that is developing cutting-edge clean tech products for hydrogen fuel cells, hydrogen-based batteries, and carbon capture.

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The Next CTNext Entrepreneur Innovation Awards Pitch Night Is April 2nd in Hartford

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The second Pitch Night for the CTNext Entrepreneur Innovation Awards will be on Wednesday, April 2nd, from 5:30pm to 8pm, at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. Register for the event through the Connecticut Innovations website. Admission is free. Applications for this round of pitching are currently being reviewed. You can apply now to compete in the next round. CTNext is ...

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