October 18, CT: HBS Panel on VC in Connecticut
OCTOBER 3, 2012
I’ll be a panelist at a HBS Club of Connecticut/HBS Angels Venture Capital in Connecticut Panel Discussion and Cocktail Reception on October 18. The third panelist, Douglas Roth , is also heavily involved in the Connecticut venture capital space through Connecticut Innovations (CI).
The Agony and Ecstasy of Selling My First Company
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
It was a six month journey for me and my partner Dave Jilk which was at some points exciting, often stressful, and occasionally extremely confusing. I learned that they weren’t in New York, but were in Stamford, Connecticut, which I’d never been to. Eventually Dave and I decided to go to Stamford to visit Len and his partner Jerry Poch. Several years ago, Alex Iskold wrote a great overview of What It Is Like To Sell Your First Company.
How Women Can Achieve Success In Male Dominated Professions
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
By Kathy Jensen, Partner at CST Group . While the amount of women entering the traditionally male dominated profession has improved significantly, today, women account for only 19% of partners in CPA firms nationwide.
Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund
Both Sides of the Table
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Whereas we had four partners investing Fund IV we now have six partners actively looking at deals for Fund V. You can usually find 2-3 investors per location but it’s not uncommon to see VCs in: Boston, NY, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, St.
Why the 'Internet of Things' Nabbed $1 Billion in VC in 2013
MARCH 20, 2014
The interest in hardware investment is really in the larger context of macro trends around mobile digital health, connected devices, and the Internet of things," says Michael Yang, managing partner at Comcast Ventures in Palo Alto, California.
The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best
MARCH 26, 2012
Principal Investigator: Yu Lei University of Connecticut. We ran the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps class October to December 2011. 63 scientists and engineers in 21 teams made ~ 2,000 customer calls in 10 weeks , turning laboratory ideas into formidable startups.
7 Ways Top Performers Train Themselves to Win
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
After exploring several franchising opportunities, he decided against it and invested $750,000 of his own money to start Launch trampoline parks in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The same habits elite athletes learn on the field can help you become more successful.
How to Get Your Employees to Give You Their Billion-Dollar Ideas
APRIL 22, 2014
But incentivizing your employees to bring new ideas using money or other rewards is no panacea, says Ron Ashkenas, managing partner of Stamford, Connecticut-based Schaffer Consulting and the author of Simply Effective: How to Cut Through Complexity in Your Organization and Get Things Done.
Episode 105: From Corporate to Captain with Chris Murphy
JULY 18, 2016
Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. Corporate Partners. Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. Also Available On. Show Summary. This episode with Chris Murphy, we discuss the process of transitioning from a corporate position (where money is given to you), to starting and building your own business and being profitable while doing it!
Episode 108 : Rolling In The Dough With Paul Finney and Marcie Hanhart
AUGUST 8, 2016
Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut’s Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. Corporate Partners. Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut's Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. Also Available On. Show Summary. This episode with Paul Finney, we learn on how a food business can be profitable!
Raising Funds to Help People Raise Funds
DECEMBER 3, 2013
Seth Bannon always loved politics, and in 2010, the 26-year-old Harvard junior spent the summer working on the Connecticut gubernatorial campaign of Ned Lamont. million round can close, Bannon needs a signature from Brad Gillespie, a partner at IA Ventures.
6 ways startups can improve sales lead generation (without selling their soul)
The Next Web
NOVEMBER 15, 2013
Gregg Schwartz is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing , an industry-founding lead generation firm based in Connecticut.
The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
The company raised $45 million in venture capital from firms including DCM, Emergence Capital Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, and built partnerships with AOL Inc., David Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners has stuck with Mr. Dreymann. Connecticut. Connecticut. Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. WSJ Live. MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Barrons. Barrons. AllThingsDigital. AllThingsDigital. Factiva. Factiva. BigCharts. Financial News. Professor Journal. SmartMoney.
Paid Sick Leave Laws? No Problem, Say Small-Business Owners
MARCH 20, 2014
and Connecticut already had sick leave laws. Research in Connecticut, whose sick leave law went into effect in 2012, shows a minimal financial effect. work out of my Newark office for a time," says managing partner Brian Kronick. May 13, 2008 Connecticut: Jan.
Memo to Mitt: Fix Your LinkedIn Page!
MAY 17, 2012
Halpert, managing partner of Connect2Collaborate in Fairfield, Connecticut, disagreed. We asked 16 social media experts and LinkedIn gurus to size up the Romney campaign's organizational and candidate LinkedIn profiles. Here's their analysis.
America’s Farmstand, The Online Farmer’s Market
DECEMBER 13, 2012
“I was raised in the country and had the pleasure of jogging past and interacting with farmstands every morning growing up,” explains Todd Greenfield, founder and president of Stonington, Connecticut-based America’s Farmstand.
'Made in the USA' Gets a Makeover
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
CP+B co-founder Alex Bogusky is an investor and partner. Browse a handmade leather satchel ($1,395) from Ghurka in Norwalk, Connecticut, and you'll learn that founder Marley Hodgson employs 35 people and draws his inspiration from antique Nepalese military gear.
Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Incubators Are Reaching Out To 1M/1M
MAY 5, 2011
In the Q&A, Bill Gordon introduced himself as one of the principals of the Stamford Innovation Center, an incubator being formed in Connecticut. Bill has been following the 1M/1M project and would like to connect his partners to our team.
Seth Sternberg – Meebo
Both Sides of the Table
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
He grew up in Connecticut attended Yale undergrad and worked for IBM after graduation doing M&A, strategy and venture capital. Although both parents are educators, his father a professor and his mother the Commissioner of Education in Connecticut, they did not teach him business.
Small Agencies Cash In On Obamacare Ad Blitz
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
But from Connecticut to Hawaii, other states are going full-steam ahead to promote their exchanges with slick marketing campaigns that would make a Madison Avenue proud.
Meet the Start-up Sending Newtown Messages of Hope
DECEMBER 18, 2012
While we spoke--unbeknownst to the three of us on the phone--a tragedy was ravaging the quiet, middle-class town of Newtown, Connecticut. By Sunday morning, Evergram partnered with The Sandy Hook School Support Fund and integrated a system to deliver funds to affected families.
America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012
MARCH 3, 2012
Deejaying since he was 12 years old, Ketan Rahangdale partnered up with tech-savvy Jaiyu Ni to launch EarTop Technologies in 2011, to bring wireless technologies into the daily lives of consumers. They hope to open new Connecticut locations this year.
Dollar falls on more unwinding of bullish bets after Fed
MARCH 23, 2015
The market is still positioned long dollars, short euros, so its vulnerable to any kind of correction, said David Gilmore, partner at Foreign Exchange Analytics in Essex, Connecticut, on the unwinding of long-dollar bets. www.stocktwits.com/chfx -Dollar falls on more unwinding of bullish bets after Fed * Last weeks dovish Fed statement still weighing on dollar * Euro strengthens after Draghi comments By Sam Forgione NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - The U.S.
Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand
MARCH 6, 2013
Forty-nine years ago, at the age of 17, Fred DeLuca used $1,000 of a friend's money to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. My partner Peter Buck gave me $1,000 and owns half of this company.
Smaller Companies Seek Super Bowl Ad Boost
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
Oikos Yogurt Stoneyfield (and also partner Dannon) are touting their line of Greek yogurt in a 30-second commercial starring actor John Stamos and a lovely lady counterpart that will reportedly air during the third quarter of the game. Is $3.5 million for 30 seconds of fame worth it?
The Forecast for the Weather Prediction Business: Hot and Crowded
MAY 27, 2014
Right at this very moment, Adam Grossman is working on one of them from his home in rustic Willington, Connecticut. Barnard, who launched his color-coded Perfect Weather app in 2012, partnered with Weather Decision Technologies (WDT), an Oklahoma company that provides data as well as white label weather apps to 70 or 80 media companies, including weather app developers and local TV stations like ABC 13 in Houston.
It's Not Just Twitter. Why IPOs Are Back
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
billion, according to Kathleen Smith, principal at Renaissance Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. John Connors of venture firm Ignition Partners (not an investor in Box) says the business software market “moves slowly, sales channels can be expensive, and incumbents are hard to displace.
Hard Lessons in Modern Lending
OCTOBER 30, 2012
Suits like Moyal's face steep odds, says John McFarland, a partner at Houston-based Joyce, McFarland & McFarland who represents banks in lending-litigation cases. After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk.
The Rise of the Robotic Workforce
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Budnick is president of Vanguard Plastics in Southington, Connecticut, a 30-person injection-molding firm that makes parts on contract for medical-equipment makers, automotive companies, and other manufacturers.
The Commodity-Pricing Trap
APRIL 2, 2012
Dear Norm, My partner and I have a business that rents photo booths for weddings, parties, and corporate events. My partner has developed software that uses blue-screen technology to create thousands of different backgrounds for the photos, which adds a whole new level of fun. —Jolina Li, Owner, EntrePIXneur, Hartford, Connecticut When you're starting a business, it's easy to fall into the trap of trying to compete against larger companies on price.
Serving Greens for Green: The Little Salad Shop
MARCH 3, 2012
Impressed by their ambition and well-developed business plan, Klinger partnered with the students to create The Little Salad Shop. Seven of the shop’s 12 employees are Yale students and two are from nearby Southern Connecticut State University.
Can a Smartphone-Based Ultrasound Raise $4 Million?
JANUARY 23, 2012
Myles Greenberg | General partner | CHL Medical Partners |Stamford, Connecticut Security is Critical I'm concerned about security, both on the device and when data is transmitted into the cloud. Dan Scholnick | general partner | Trinity Ventures | Menlo Park, California.
Event Recap: Bricks and Mortar's Big E-Commerce Opportunity
APRIL 25, 2012
Terrence Kellemen of Dynomighty , based in Brooklyn's Dumbo, and New York based Gotham Dream Cars CEO, Noah Lehmann-Haupt shared two amazing success stories with the business owners of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut community.
Your Company's Big Credit Card Problem
AUGUST 7, 2012
Consumers have special rules and liability protections under Regulation Z that business does not," says Bill Repasky, a partner with the law firm Frost Brown Todd in Louisville, Kentucky.
Growth & Arrogance vs. The Power of a Customer Centric Culture | Art Papas, Bullhorn | BoS USA 2015
Business of Software Blog
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
And I picked General Catalyst and Highland Capital Partners. Great partners – they helped me continue to build the business. Vista Equity Partners come along and say we wanna buy the business, we wanna buy out Highland Capital and General Catalyst and we want to give everybody a big payday. Including one of my co-founders who was an incredible partner to me, very emotional time for me personally.
Dynamic strategy and the end of competitive advantage. Rita McGrath, Business of Software 2014
Business of Software Blog
AUGUST 5, 2014
So, one from your industry is a company based in Connecticut called FactSet Systems and they started in the 1970s with literally selling documents they called the FactSet to institutional buyers with financial information.’ Is sustainable competitive advantage dead? If so, who killed it?
Silicon Valley Moves to New York
APRIL 10, 2010
nnAlso, Manhattan can be expensive (although the LES is not much worse than Palo Alto btw), but living in Harlem, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, or even NJ and Connecticut is much cheaper and, as the map above shows, adds only minutes to your commute time.
Former Papaya King Moves On to Farm Fresh Food
JULY 30, 2013
After starting his own organic farm in 1990, he spent nearly 20 years refining his vision, pivoting from an initial plan to own or franchise many small farms to a more efficient plan to partner with farmers and distribute local farm products in supermarkets.
Naughty Can Be Nice for These Businesses
JANUARY 22, 2014
In Connecticut there''s a burgeoning community of new and old businesses catering to the gay community. Changing social mores often create opportunities for entrepreneurs, as the once-verboten goes mainstream.
HBS Alumni Angels NY new chairman: Jason Klein
JUNE 12, 2014
I will continue to work closely with the group, while continuing to serve as a Partner at ff Venture Capital. HBSAANY has evolved into an educational organization, holding investor education events in NY , Florida , New Jersey , Connecticut , and San Francisco , as well as many webinars. I’ve enjoyed working with our partners at VentureOutNY and Worldwide Investor Network. I’m happy to announce that Jason E.