For consideration in the Connecticut Technology Council 2010 Tech Companies to Watch Awards, a company must meet the following criteria:
Interested in learning about other emerging tech companies in Connecticut? Visit CTC's Tech Companies to Watch Blog.
Over 40 attendees joined CTC on the patio outside Johnny K's Cafe on Constitution Plaza in Hartford for a networking event on June 17, 2010. Thanks to our hosts at Shipman and Goodwin and to cell leaders, Cathy Intravia and Fred Wergeles for their efforts to put together interesting networking and educational opportunities for tech professionals throughout the year.
On July 29th CTC will host its annual forum for the Presidents and CEOs of technology companies. CTC has been holding this evening networking event, combined with golf for those who might want to play a round, for three years.
The event, which this year will be at the TPC at River Highlands, has actually been around for six years but moved to an evening networking format with dinner and a keynoter in 2008. In 2008, Barry Nalebuff engaged our 35 CEO guests with his interactive style on the innovation and creative process. Last year IBM executive John Lutz talked to the executives about some past and future IT trends. This year's keynoter will be Bob Knapp.
Knapp is the former Chairman and CEO of Harris Interactive, a NASDAQ listed international market research and consulting firm. The company is best known for its Harris Poll and for pioneering the use of the Internet to conduct scientifically accurate market research. Prior to Harris Interactive, Knapp held a variety of executive positions at Gartner. He was ultimately the firm's Chief Strategy Officer. Bob will talk about how a CEO should position a company for the recovery.
So if you are the CEO or President of a technology company based here in Connecticut and your company is doing at least $3M in revenue, then come to the event. If you want to get in a round of nine or 18 holes on an extraordinary course, that is an option as well.
Contact Mike Scricca if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: June 14, 2010 -- We are looking to fill up to 10 available slots. Applications are encouraged!
Employer: Connecticut Technology Council
Position type: Internship
Title: Innovation Fellow
Job function: Economic development research and policy development
The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies.
The Innovation Fellows Program is creating a policy agenda to help the next Governor make Connecticut’s business environment more innovative in order to build companies with the potential for fast growth so Connecticut will have more high value-added jobs and a stronger economy within four years.
The project focuses on these key tech related business clusters:
• Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing
• Energy/Green Energy
• Biotech/Pharma/Medical devices
• New media/internet
• And may look at Finance/Insurance if resources allow
Fellows will interview business leaders and conduct original research to understand effective approaches to, and current drivers of, economic development.
Topics to be surveyed about and studied include:
· Workforce availability, education and training
· Transportation, geographical links, logistics
· Tax incentives, risk capital, loans
· Culture, entrepreneurship, global trends, innovation
Working in a non-partisan fashion with gubernatorial candidates’ policy staffs, CTC and the Fellows will help provide ideas and a possible set of action steps for the next governor to use to quickly shape a successful innovation eco-system in Connecticut upon taking offices.
The Fellows will work with leaders from the following businesses: UTC (Otis, Carrier, Pratt & Whitney, UTRC, Hamilton Sundstrand) , Pitney Bowes, Covidien, GE, Electric Boat, Gerber Scientific, Rogers, Fuel Cell Energy, Proton Energy, Tangoe, Open Solutions, and others.
•Background in economic development, technology transfer and political science or technology policy
•Interest in Connecticut as an economic and political entity
•Ability to work independently and with a project manager to complete research objectives
•Strong communication and organization skills
The candidate should be curious, self-motivated and a quick learner.
Full time for ten of the weeks between June 1st and August 27th or part time between May 18th and September 4th. Also, must be able to contribute 3 to 8 hours each week through November 10th.
Desired Class Level:
1st or 2nd year: MBA, MPA, MS (engineering management or related) JD degree, and alumni and even precocious undergrad.
Work authorization: All are welcome to apply.
Résumé and cover letter with a 250 word expression of specific types or projects and clusters you would be interested in, including but not limited to a description of the kind of research you would like to work on.
How to apply:
Please email résumé and cover letter to email@example.com . The project has started (as of 6/14/2010), but fellows will be selected on a rolling basis so applications will be considered if there are openings.
There are stipends of $2,500, $1,250 and $500. The actual numbers of each level of stipend depends on level of involvment, start date, on-going fund raising. Please specify your minimum requirement for you to consider this Fellows position.
Primarily virtual. CTC’s offices are in East Hartford, CT, but work can be conducted from home or in donated offices that will be provided around the state.
Paige Rasid, CTC Mktg & Ops Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org 860 289-0878 x335
Casey Pickett, Project Manager, email@example.com
July 20, 2010 at the Hartford Science Center from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Sponsored by: Covidien Surgical Devices
Participants include 30 middle school girls as well as volunteers from the Connecticut Technology Council Women of Innovation program.
Schedule of Events:
8:00-8:30 AM Arrival and registration
8:00-9:00 Breakfast, Welcome and Presentations, Covidien, Women of Innovation Volunteers
9:00-10:30 Science challenges in Exhibit Galleries: Three teams of ten young girls (they may break up into sub-teams of five at each station) each rotate through three, 20-25 minute exhibit-based science challenges* facilitated by CSC scientists and Girls of Innovation mentors.
10:30-11:00 A final challenge for each of three teams.
11:00-11:45 Wrap-up and team science Challenge results (TSH)
11:45-1:00 Lunch and social time with Volunteers
1:00-2:30 Free exploration time in exhibit galleries (TSH)
For more information on the program see the link on the Connecticut Technology Council's Tech Calendar.
MARCUM TECH TOP 40 AWARDS
Companies are recognized in six technology sectors:
Invitation to Public Meeting Regarding
CCEF Draft Comprehensive Plan for FY 2011 – FY 2012
On behalf of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Board (CCEF Board), I would like to invite you to participate in a public meeting at one of the following venues:
Monday, June 28, 2010
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Essex Town Hall Auditorium
29 West Avenue
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Westport Town Hall, Auditorium
110 Myrtle Avenue
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Legislative Office Building, Room 1A
The purpose of these meetings is to provide the members of the public, including clean energy and renewable energy stakeholders, with an opportunity to comment on CCEF’s Draft Comprehensive Plan for Fiscal Year 2011 through Fiscal Year 2012.
The Draft Comprehensive Plan is available on the CCEF’s website at www.ctcleanenergy.com/comprehensiveplan. Following a brief presentation by CCEF staff, members of the public will be given the opportunity to provide comments to CCEF Board members on existing or proposed programs. If you are unable to attend, then public comments can be sent by email or mail by July 14th to:
Connecticut Clean Energy Fund
200 Corporate Place, 3rd Floor
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Attn: Loyola French
All written and/or oral comments submitted to the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund will be made part of the public record and may be placed on the Fund’s website for public viewing. A summary of all written comments with a response will be attached as an Appendix to the Comprehensive Plan. Therefore, if you plan to provide oral comments at any of the public meetings, then the CCEF Board would appreciate receiving a written copy of your remarks as well.
Thank you for your interest in the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and we look forward to your participation.
Very truly yours,
Norma Glover, Chair