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Connecticut Technology Council expands presence in Stamford to serve city’s growing tech sector

In collaboration with the Stamford Partnership, CTC will host office hours and increase Stamford-based networking opportunities and tech-focused events

STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 19, 2018 — The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) announces today that, thanks to a collaboration with the Stamford Partnership, the organization will be expanding its presence into Stamford to better serve tech companies in the southwestern corner of the state. CTC will utilize a portion of the Stamford Partnership’s office space at Two Landmark Square as a home base for their increased Stamford outreach, with staffers regularly on-site in the city.

“The energy in Stamford is just phenomenal,” said Cheryl Rice, CTC’s Manager of Membership and Public Policy. “There’s no mistaking the city’s revitalized technology focus. I’m looking forward to spending more time there, getting to know some of the state’s tech leaders who make Stamford home.”

“We are Connecticut’s largest tech-focused professional association, and it’s our mission to serve the entire state,” CTC’s President and CEO Bruce Carlson added. “CTC will be hosting more events and opportunities for growth and networking all over Connecticut in the coming year, and serving our member base in the Stamford area will be a top priority. We’re eager to work with the Stamford Partnership, as well as our colleagues at the Business Council of Fairfield County and their Center for Growth Resources, and the Stamford Office for Economic Development, to shine a bright light on tech business success in the area.” CTC will maintain its headquarters on Pitkin Street in East Hartford as a central base of operations as it expands its reach with satellite locations such as this new Stamford office.

The Stamford Partnership, a collaborative effort encompassing government, business, and the community, is driving tech-sector advancement such as public wi-fi and preparation for autonomous vehicles. Their Executive Director, Jackie Lightfield, sees the alliance with CTC as a natural next step in that effort. “The Connecticut Technology Council is the home of the state’s tech thought leaders,” she said. “Bringing those people together into a vibrant network is what they do, and that work is vital from an economic development perspective. Our goals are in sync, and I’m looking forward to the connections we’ll make through CTC.”

To kick off their revitalized Stamford outreach, CTC will host a Tech CEO Forum on Wednesday, December 5, at 5:00 PM, at Mexicue on Harbor Point Road. It will feature a presentation by one of Connecticut’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, Oni Chukwu of Aventri (formerly eTouches). This is an exclusive opportunity for top officers (CEOs, COOs, and Presidents) of technology-focused companies, who are invited to contact Maureen Lord (mlord@ct.org) for more information.

CTC will begin providing office hours at the Stamford Partnership immediately. If you would like to explore CTC membership or set up a meeting to learn more, contact Cheryl Rice at crice@ct.org.

About the Connecticut Technology Council

The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building, and assistance for growing companies. As the voice of the tech sector in the state, the mission of the Connecticut Technology Council is to spark innovation, cultivate tech talent, foster business growth, advocate for industry-beneficial law and policy, expand the scope of industry networking and professional development, and celebrate industry achievements. CTC seeks to serve Connecticut’s technology ecosystem by providing leadership, support, mentoring, and advocacy to companies across every industry and at every stage of growth. For more information, visit http://www.ct.org.

About the Stamford Partnership

As Stamford’s primary civic organization, the Stamford Partnership is part convener, part think tank, and part incubator. It brings together a wide spectrum of constituencies and stakeholders to identify needs, resources, and opportunities to engage leadership and prompt action to improve the city’s quality of life. it is a catalyst for debate and discussion, and initiates civic projects through public and community private sector collaborations. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the Stamford Partnership is dedicated to enhancing Stamford’s business environment and the quality of life for all those who work and/or live in the city. Visit http://www.stamfordpartnership.com for more information. 

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