ISS National Lab and Boeing Partner for 6th Consecutive Year to Award $500,000 for Microgravity Research Through MassChallenge

International Space Station U.S National Laboratory – The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have partnered for the sixth consecutive year to provide up to $500,000 in grants to innovative startups through the MassChallenge (Boston) startup accelerator program.

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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.


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.


State venture capital and mentors drive entrepreneurship and private investment

Hartford Business Journal – As a millennial in his early 20s, Thomas Cotton may not be the most likely candidate to be thinking about senior citizen healthcare or building a business around it, but when Cotton’s grandmother fell in a rehab center a couple of years ago and was unable to access her room’s push button communication system, the recent UConn graduate not only saw an opportunity to help vulnerable seniors; he saw a market opportunity as well.