Food waste is a huge problem in America, especially at institutions of higher learning, where picky eaters toss away tons of food. West Hartford-based Phood LLC. may have a solution to this tricky problem.Read More
An inside perspective on the Connecticut StartUP ecosystem from the people working in it
Makerspace CT is exactly what it sounds like, a brand new nonprofit makerspace based in Hartford's famous Colt Building. At 15,000 sq-ft, it will be Connecticut's largest makerspace, and it will come equipped with all kinds of cool tools.Read More
For many would-be entrepreneurs, there is much more to launching a startup or new business besides profit margins. In this episode, we talk about exactly what defines social entrepreneurship with the director of Wesleyan's Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.Read More
Deciding to become a business-owner and entrepreneur is a big, and often intimidating step, especially when it comes to securing funding for your idea. While there are always traditional bank loans, Connecticut offers a number of other financing options for new businesses, including the Community Economic Development Fund.Read More
The saying "It takes a village to raise a child" has been around for a long time, yet it rings just as true today as any other period in human history. Yet despite social media and and the Internet, the "village" mentality has suffered as parents have taken on new roles and tasks in their daily lives.
Thankfully, the rise of parenting experts has given parents new resources to guide them through the journey of raising children, and online community Yellowbrick.me is helping share this wealth of information.
Founded by Matt Connell and John Christiansen, Yellowbrick.me gives both experts and parents a place where their voices, questions, and advice can be heard. In our interview, we discuss how this Bloomfield-based startup is applying new technology and ideas to parenting.Read More
New year, new you, same CT Startup podcast! We're still working through a backlog of content, including Language Zen, another of the innovative startups we met at the Innovation Summit put on by the Connecticut Technology Council.
Language Zen utilizes a unique AI program to help users learn Spanish in a fun, unique and natural way. We spoke with Language Zen CEO Micah Greenberg and asked him what makes his second language-learning software so special.Read More
Exercise equipment is a huge, international market with many well-established players, but it is also one of the markets most prone to disruption by clever startups.
For the third entry in our Innovation Summit Series, we spoke with Dr. Marien Zanyk about her unique exercise device, the WillowWorx. Inspired by her favorite tree, which Dr. Zanyk frequently used for stretching, the fiberglass tree that "enables freeform workouts that improve overall fitness, flexibility and balance"
It's a step away from "intimidating" metal machines and crowded gyms, it takes up comparatively little space, and it's both durable and maintenance free. We spoke with Dr. Zanyk to see where she got her inspiration, and the challenges of building an exercise startup from scratch.Read More
Enter Conscious Capitalism, and organization that “...builds on the foundations of Capitalism - voluntary exchange, entrepreneurship, competition, freedom to trade and the rule of law.” Following four guiding principles of purpose, culture, stakeholder, and leadership, Conscious Capitalism recognizes that today’s businesses need a purple beyond simply making money.Read More
Wondering where your favorite podcast about Connecticut’s startup ecosystem has been? Well, we’ve been busier than ever, revamping and reworking our podcast to delve deeper into the Nutmeg State’s fledgling startup community. Over the summer, Eric, Dave, and Mike invited me to join their startup about startups and to help expand their reach across this great state.Read More