Seventy-Six Tech Companies to Watch Chosen for 2013 Innovation Summit

After a particularly strong and eager pool of applicants came our way, we have finally narrowed down to the most promising tech startups and emerging growth companies in the state.  Below is the official release to be distributed to the press.  Congratulations to all companies and teams selected, and we wish you tremendous success. Thank you for your contribution to Connecticut’s Innovation Ecosystem.


Tech Companies to Watch Chosen for

 2013 Connecticut Innovation Summit

Will pitch and exhibit before Angel and VC Investors at Seventh Annual event;

November 7 at the Toyota Oakdale Theater


HARTFORD, Conn. (October 16, 2013) – The Connecticut Technology Council has selected 76 Tech Companies to Watch to participate in the seventh annual Connecticut Innovation Summit.  These emerging and early stage technology firms have been identified as having the potential to become fast growing firms. The seventy-six were selected from a larger group of applicant companies, and most are recent start-ups and many are pre-revenue.

“This year’s Companies to Watch are an exciting and eclectic group. They represent a diverse group of early stage teams with great potential for growth and success,” said Matthew Nemerson, President & CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council, “I am always surprised at how our innovation ecosystem is creating an exciting class of new companies each year.”

The 2013 Connecticut Innovation Summit will run from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre on Thursday, November 7. The annual event, presented by the Angel Investor Forum, the Connecticut Technology Council, Crossroads Venture Group, CURE and CTNEXT, provides entrepreneurs, angels, venture investors, corporate business development executives, and business service providers an opportunity to network, while the selected firms receive an opportunity to meet mentors and potential partners and investors. The Connecticut Innovation Summit is expected to attract 400 attendees.

Innovation Summit features this year:


  • Mentor Meetings | Select entrepreneurs meet one-on-one with three tech mentors of their choosing — experts, investors, and serial entrepreneurs— to share their experiences, knowledge and expertise.
  • Funding Fair | Capital sources and entrepreneurial services including angels, VCs, investment bankers, lenders, family offices, government programs, private investors, incubators, and co-working spaces will offer tailored guidance and advice to attendees.
  • Pitch Fest | Each Tech Company to Watch delivers a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges. The top ten pitchers will compete at the Pitch-Off where audience vote determines the best of the best.
  • TCTW Expo | An opportunity for entrepreneurs to show off their companies and ideas to potential partners, customers, investors, and talent.
  • Connecticut’s Largest Tech Networking Event | The place for innovative, emerging, and disruptive companies, premier service providers, and elite technology leaders to meet, learn about and celebrate innovation.
  • Awards Ceremony | The next generation of high-growth companies in Connecticut and the region will be honored for their remarkable potential in five industry categories.

Most Promising New Technology Product or Service
Most Promising Software Product
Most Promising New Internet/New Media Company
Most Promising Life Sciences Product
Most Promising New Green/Environmental Product


This year’s event is made possible by three presenting sponsors: the law firm of Cantor Colburn LLP, the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro LLP, and First Niagara Bank.

Supporting sponsors include Connecticut Innovations, Digital Surgeons, the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven, the accounting firm of Fiondella, Milone and LaSaracina, Fiserv, The Hartford Technology and Life Science Practice and TriNet HR Corporation.

Tickets for the Connecticut Innovation Summit can be purchased online for $60 at the Connecticut Technology Council website:

2013 Tech Companies to Watch

A list of the selected companies and their city or town can be found at the CTC website and below:

Act!vate Brain & Body Inc. Farmington CT Life Sciences
AdapTac Games LLC Darien CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Advanced Business Banking Solutions LLC Wethersfield CT Software
AgriFuels LLC East Hartford CT Energy/Environment/Green Tech
Agrivolution LLC Groton CT Energy/Environment/Green Tech
Ameri Energy Group Essex CT Energy/Environment/Green Tech
American Oil Solutions Bridgeport CT Energy/Environment/Green Tech
Applivate New Haven CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Bartron Medical Imaging, LLC New Haven CT Life Sciences
Beau Frog Technologies New Haven CT Energy/Environment/Green Tech
Biorasis, Inc. Storrs CT Life Sciences
CareBooker Norwalk CT Software
CaroGen Corporation Hamden CT Life Sciences
ClientSky Berlin CT Software
Combat2Career (C2C, LLC) East Hartford CT Software
Competegy, LLC Farmington CT Software
Covalent Coating Technologies, LLC East Hartford CT Advanced Manufacturing
Dark Field Technologies, Inc. Orange CT Advanced Manufacturing
Defencall, Inc New Canaan CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Device42 LLC New Haven CT Software
eBrevia, Inc. Stamford CT Software
Eco Hybrid Solar Stamford CT Energy/Environment/Green Tech
Electric Truck, LLC / Harvest NRG, Inc. Greenwich CT Energy/Environment/Green Tech
Eli Nutrition, Inc New Haven CT Life Sciences
Engineered Carbon Solutions Norwich CT Energy/Environment/Green Tech
Eniware, LLC Washington DC Life Sciences
Expertool Paradigm, LLC Durham CT Software
FaceChecks Bridgeport CT Software
FedTax Norwalk CT Software
FXQ Engineering Group Naugatuck CT Energy/Environment/Green Tech
Garage Juice Bar, LLC Tolland CT Energy/Environment/Green Tech
GoECart Bridgeport CT Software
GoNation Milford CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
HEVO Power New York NY Energy/Environment/Green Tech
Image Insight, Inc. East Hartford CT Software
inno360 Stamford CT Software
Intensity Therapeutics, Inc. Norwalk CT Life Sciences
iQCoPay Madison CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
IQ-EQ Systems, LLC New Haven CT Software
IQusic New Haven CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
KnipBio Harvard MA Energy/Environment/Green Tech
LearnToProgram, Inc. Vernon CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
LightningBuy Bridgeport CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Logicbroker Shelton CT Software
Materials Technologies Corporation Monroe CT Advanced Manufacturing
MediaCrossing Stamford CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
MeetingKing (Paracas Solutions LLC) Tolland CT Software
Milnaa Inc Sunnyvale CA New Media / Internet / Telecom
Movable Media Greenwich CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
My Luck Club Trumbull CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
NerdsToGo, Inc. Guilford CT Consumer Products
Onyx CCS Brookfield CT Software
Orchid Advisors LLC Hartford CT Other/Consulting
Our Club Collection LLC Stratford CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Planet Fuel Beverage Company Fairfield CT Consumer Products
PM Sustainable Technologies, Inc Tolland CT Energy/Environment/Green Tech
PnLClik Fort Lee NJ Software
Q‑Bank Group Greenwich CT Life Sciences
Readily Apparent Georgetown CT Software
RecoveryPlanner Trumbull CT Software, LLC Farmington CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
SecureRF Corporation Westport CT Software
SHARKMARX East Hartford CT Software
Smpl Bio Vernon CT Software
Specialized Data Systems, Inc. East Haven CT Software
Tangen Biosciences LLC Guilford CT Life Sciences
Test My Pitch, LLC Ivoryton CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
The BullBag Branford CT Energy/Environment/Green Tech
Ultradian Diagnostics, LLC. Rensselaer NY Life Sciences
Vantage Point Healthcare Information Systems New Milford CT Software
Vindicett LLC Hamden CT Software
VoiceGlance Mystic CT Software
WattJoule Lowell MA Energy/Environment/Green Tech
Woven Orthopedic Technologies Manchester CT Life Sciences
Xyllabus Farmington CT New Media / Internet / Telecom
Yobe Inc Cambridge MA Software


The Connecticut Technology Council

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. Speaking for over 2,000 companies that employ some 200,000 residents, CTC provides a strong, urgent voice in support of a state wide culture of innovation. This includes working to position Connecticut as a leader in idea creation, workforce preparation, entrepreneurial aptitude, early stage risk capital availability and providing on-going support and mentoring to high potential firms.

For more information, visit


Mike Scricca, CTC

860.289.0878 ext. 334

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