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Hartford accelerator names inaugural cohort of digital health startups

Hartford Business Journal – Hartford’s newest accelerator is set for its official launch next month, having selected 10 startups Wednesday evening. Nine of the 10 that will join the three-month-long Digital Health CT program hail from across the U.S., including two based locally in Farmington, while one is from Israel.


At Amazon, workers unite to speak out on warehouses, climate and more

CNET – An energetic crowd of hundreds of Amazon workers gathered around the Spheres, a 90-foot-tall glass building at the center of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, to hold up signs reading “No AWS for Oil and Gas” and practice chants like “Climate change is not a lie, do not let our planet die.”


Webster Bank Honored with ABA Foundation Distinguished Service Award

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy – Webster Bank is proud to announce that Kathy Luria, senior vice president, director of Philanthropy and Community Affairs, has been named the 2019 winner of the American Bankers Association Foundation’s George Bailey Distinguished Service Award.


Combat’s Other Toll on Veterans: Increased Risk of Addiction

UConn Today – In what is described as the first study of its kind, a UConn professor has found that combat service substantially increased the risk of prescription painkiller abuse and illicit heroin use among active-duty American servicemen.

U.S. combat veterans deployed as part of the global war on terror, since 9/11, have an opioid abuse rate that is higher than servicemen who were not deployed to combat zones, the study found.Continue Reading

Five Connecticut Startups Awarded a Total of $34,000 at CTNext Entrepreneur Innovation Awards

CTNext – CTNext, Connecticut’s primary resource for entrepreneurs and innovators, awarded grants to five early-stage Connecticut companies at the most recent Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA), held Thursday, October 3, at the Bijou Theater in Bridgeport.


Startup That Recycles Toxic Sludge Wins UConn’s Wolff Competition

UConn Today – A startup that could rid the earth of vast cesspools of toxic sludge won UConn’s annual Wolff New Venture Competition, and a $20,000 prize, on Monday night.

The entrepreneurial competition honors some of the strongest startup programs with a UConn affiliation. All five of the teams that participated have spent at least a year refining and developing their business plans under the guidance of the School of Business’ Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.Continue Reading