2010 Tech Companies to Watch

The Connecticut Technology Council has named the Tech Companies to Watch, Class of 2010.  Emerging Companies to be presented and honored for their potential and innovation on September 30, 2010.

The Connecticut Technology Council has selected approx. 100 companies as the 2010 class of  “ Tech Companies to Watch.” These start-up technology companies are from all technology verticals and represent an especially wide variety of software companies, some promising new green tech ideas and an impressive list of internet and new media companies.

The Tech Companies to Watch will exhibit at the The Omni Hotel in New Haven as part of the fourth Innovation Pipeline Awards, a celebration of the most promising early stage technology companies in the state. The Innovation Pipeline Awards are part of a larger event being held that day called the Cantor Colburn / CCAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit and includes a northeast angel investor summit. The September 30th event will honor emerging technology companies that are considered to have the best potential for future business success.  A key aspect of the evening’s program is a technology showcase, a poster fair where all the “Companies to Watch” will participate in a mini-trade show.

More info about the 2010 Cantor Colburn / CCAT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit, which includes the Northeast ACA Angel Summit, can be found online at: http://www.etouches.com/2010IES

Senator Christopher Dodd has been invited to deliver remarks. He will be honored for his Washington work in support of angel investor legislation.  Read CTC's blog post about the financial reform bill.

The 2010 Innovation Pipeline Awards to be presented the evening of September 30, 2010 are:


The Most New Patents Award

The Most Significant Early Stage Capital Investment Award

The Deal of the Year Award

The Most Promising Technology Product or Service of the Year

The Most Promising Software Product of the Year

The Most Promising New Internet/New Media Company of the Year

The Most Promising Life Sciences Company of the Year.

The Most Promising New Green Tech Industries Company of the Year

The 2010 Tech Companies to Watch, are (in alphabetical order):

CompanyCityStateWebsiteTechnology VerticalAkademos, Inc.Norwalk CTwww.akademos.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomAlbright Associates, Inc.WestonCT www.albright.com IT ServicesAMBROSONICS, LLCWindsor CTwww.ambrosonics.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomAnchor Science LLCBranfordCT www.anchorscience.com Energy/ Envir./ Green TechAquatic Sensor Network Technology LLCStorrs CTwww.aquasent.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomARCANATURA LLCGroton CTwww.arcanatura.com Life SciencesAutotether.comChester CTwww.autotether.com Energy/ Envir./ Green TechAxxun IncStamford CTwww.axxun.com SoftwareBartron Medical Imaging, Inc.New Haven CTwww.bartron.ws Life SciencesBiorasis IncStorrs CTwww.bio-orasis.com Life SciencesBlue Ribbon LLCStamford CTwww.blueribbontesting.com SoftwareBT Healthcare SolutionsHamden CTwww.bthealthcaresolutions.com SoftwareCheckedTwiceNew Haven CTwww.checkedtwice.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomCognitation Inc.New Haven CTwww.cognitation.com SoftwareConnection Concepts, Inc.Farmington CTwww.con2inc.com SoftwareContinuity ControlNew Haven CTwww.continuity.net SoftwareControl Station, Inc.TollandCTwww.controlstation.com SoftwareCyberResearch, Inc.BranfordCTwww.cyberresearch.comNew Media/ Internet/ TelecomDark Field TechnologiesOrange CTwww.darkfield.com Adv. ManufacturingDiscover Video, LLCWallingford CTwww.discovervideo.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomECKay Corporationmoving toCTwww.eckey.comNew Media/ Internet/ TelecomEcKey CorporationRelocating to CTCTwww.eckey.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomEducation Sports Mentoring LLCGreens FarmsCTwww.ESMZone.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomeGen LLCCanton CTwww.egenhydro.comEnergy/ Envir./ Green TechElectric Truck LLCGreenwich CThttp://el-truck.com Energy/ Envir./ Green TechElectron Optics Development Co., LLCTrumbull CTwww.elopt.com Life SciencesESCIENTIA LIFE SCIENCES LLCSouth Glastonbury CTwww.escientia.comLife SciencesFastransit Inc.Greenwich CTwww.fastransitinc.com Energy/ Envir./ Green TechFloop, Inc.Woodbridge CTwww.floop.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomGiftflowNew Haven CTwww.gigtflow.org New Media/ Internet/ TelecomGreen Bride GuideNew Haven CTwww.greenbrideguide.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomGreenward Alternatives, LLC dba Energy AlternativesManchester CTwww.nuenergyalternatives.com Energy/ Envir./ Green TechHadoopDBNew Haven CThttp://hadoopdb.sourceforge.net/guideSoftwareHistoRx, Inc.BranfordCTwww.historx.com Life SciencesHoloTouch, Inc.Stamford CTwww.holotouch.com Adv. ManufacturingIcontain Systems LtdColumbia CTwww.i-contain.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomImageWorks, LLCVernon CTwww.ImageWorksLLC.com New Media/ Internet/ Telecomi-MARK, Inc.Farmington CTwww.imark.com SoftwareIndependent SoftwareNew Haven CT www.freeyourdata.net SoftwareInnovatient SolutionsWest Hartford CTwww.innovatient.com Softwareinteractive Mobile @dvertising, Inc.Westport CTwww.imatmobile.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomJETERA Inc.Danbury CTwww.jetera.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomKwikBrands.com dba KnockMediaNew Haven CTwww.knockmedia.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomLookInLearn LLCEast Hartford CTwww.lookinlearn.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomMindSpin TechnologiesManchester CTwww.mindspintv.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomMowGreen.USFairfield CTwww.mowgreen.us Energy/ Envir./ Green TechMoxMe, Inc.Mansfield Center CTwww.moxme.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomNatural State Research, Inc.Stamford CTwww.naturalstateresearch.com Energy/ Envir./ Green TechNatural State Research, Inc.Stamford CTwww.naturalstateresearch.comEnergy/ Envir./ Green TechNew Mountain InnovationsOld LymeCTwww.newmountain.comEnergy/ Envir./ Green TechNew Wave Renewable Energy Systems, Inc.Bristol CTwww.newwaveres.com Energy/ Envir./ Green TechNovaTract Surgical LLCGuilford CTwww.novatract.com Life SciencesNuRide, Inc.Essex CTwww.nuride.comIT ServicesnzymSys, Inc.East Hartford CTwww.nzymsys.com Energy/ Envir./ Green TechOptiwind CorpTorrington CTwww.optiwind.com Energy/ Envir./ Green TechOutfox Solutions Inc.Stamford CTwww.outfoxsolutions.comSoftwarePageFad, LLCHartford CTwww.onlineathletes.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomPEL AssociatesGroton CTwww.smartcoatingsystems.comEnergy/ Envir./ Green TechPlanitretail, LLCWindsor CTwww.planitretail.net SoftwarePolyBiotics, LLCHamden CTwww.ct.typepad.com/c2w/2010/04/polybiotics-llc.html Life SciencesPOWERPHONE, INC.Madison CTwww.powerphone.comSoftwarePrecision Combustion, Inc.North Haven CTwww.precision-combustion.com Energy/ Envir./ Green TechQualtech Systems, Inc.East Hartford CTwww.teamqsi.comSoftwareRecoveryPlanner.com, Inc.Trumbull CTwww.recoveryplanner.comIT ServicesRegroupWestport CTwww.regroup.comIT ServicesRemarkable Technologies, Inc.UnionvilleCTwww.remarkable.comEnergy/ Envir./ Green TechRipple100New Haven CTwww.ripple100.com SoftwareSamara Innovations LLCWoodbridge CT www.aspaeris.com Life SciencesSayHi, LLCWatertown CTwww.sayhitranslate.com SoftwareSecureRF CorporationWestport CTwww.securerf.comSoftwareSidekick Secrets, LLCWestonCTwww.sidekicksecrets.com SoftwareSilviaTerraNew Haven CTwww.silviaterra.comEnergy/ Envir./ Green TechSimply Semantics, LLC Bristol CTwww.simplysemantics.com SoftwareSkymira, LLCMilford CTwww.skymira.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomSoft Tissue Regeneration, Inc.New Haven CTwww.softtissueregeneration.comLife SciencesSpecialized Data Systems, Inc.East Haven CTwww.specializeddata.com SoftwareSpectoWise, Inc.Berlin CTwww.spectowise.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomSpot On Networks, LLCNew Haven CT www.spotonnetworks.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomStageGrade, LLCNew Haven CTwww.stagegrade.comNew Media/ Internet/ TelecomTargeted Instant Communications, IncNew Haven CTwww.targetedinstantcommunications.com SoftwareTBIG, IncNew Haven CTUnder developmentLife SciencesThe Utility CompanyWest Hartford CTwww.theutilitycompany.com IT ServicesTracer ImagingWhite Plains NYwww.tracer1.com Adv. ManufacturingTrazeTagNew Haven CTwww.trazetag.com Adv. ManufacturingTTB Technologies, LLCRidgefield CTwww.meetingwave.comNew Media/ Internet/ TelecomTutor Trove, LLCNew Haven CTwww.tutortrove.com SoftwareuKnow Guilford CTwww.litmuscorp.com New Media/ Internet/ TelecomVirtual Procurement Services LLCFairfield CTwww.vprocurement.com IT ServicesVirwall Systems Inc.LakevilleCTwww.virwallsystems.comEnergy/ Envir./ Green TechVRSim, Inc.East Hartford CTwww.vrsim.net SoftwareYamisee, LLCWestport CTwww.yamisee.comNew Media/ Internet/ TelecomYouGottaCall.com, LLCWest Hartford CTwww.yougottacall.comNew Media/ Internet/ Telecom


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General Info Register to attend the event on September 30, 2010, click here ($25/$45/$55 fee)

Date & Time: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 10:00 – 7:30 PM

Location: New Haven – Ballrooms at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510 Park for a fee – We suggest you park either in the parking garage below the Omni Hotel or just across the street in the Temple St. Garage (which is slightly less expensive). 

Basic Agenda: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM – Northeast ACA Angel Summit  (open to accredited investors only, $55 for full day) Early Stage Company Presentations – Reviewing four companies with the aim of deal syndication, open to the selected presenters and accredited investors only

(open to all registrants, $45) 3:00 -5:30 PM – Companies to Watch Awards, Poster Fair and Networking, Elevator Pitches by Companies to Watch 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Innovation Pipeline Awards, final round of elevator pitches, presentations

Program Highlights:

  1. Northeast ACA Angel Summit

  2. Tech Companies to Watch Showcase

  3. Elevator Pitches and 4th Annual Innovation Pipeline Awards

This juried event is designed to showcase the products and services from approximately 100 exciting startups.  Each year the event draws several hundred angels, VCs, corporate business development executives, propective customers and partners and the media. 

This multifaceted event will include a technology showcase of the award-winning Companies to Watch. Network with and learn about the best of up-and-coming tech companies in all tech clusters:  Advanced Manufacturing, Energy/Environmental Technologies, Life Sciences, New Media/Internet/Telecom Technologies, IT Services, Software. This event focuses primarily on young, emerging technology companies who have:

  1. under $5 million in sales,

  2. an innovative product or service,

  3. and, the potential to grow quickly.

In attendance the evening of September 30th will be angel investors from Connecticut, Massachusets/Boston, New York, New Jersey and beyond, as earlier in the day, angels of the Angel Capital Association (ACA) will be meeting at a regional gathering of the ACA in New Haven.This event provides exhibiting “Companies to Watch” a unique opportunity to meet with investors. The event will include a  showcase of and elevator pitches by the award-winning Companies to Watch.

Network with and learn about the best of up-and-coming tech companies in Connecticut.

Any questions, please contact Paige Rasid, prasid@ct.org  at CTC at 860-289-0878, x335   

Program presented by: Connecticut Technology Council, Angel Investor Forum

Sponsored by: Cantor Colburn LLP, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.,Wellstone Insurance, CNA, Open Solutions, Microsoft,Connecticut Innovations, Inc., Edwards Angell Palmer and Dodge LLPEconomic Development Corporation of New Haven, Launch Capital LLC, Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP

Collaborating Organizations include: Angel Capital Association(ACA), Active Angel Investor Network, BEACON, Boston Harbor Angels, CERC, Common Angels, CT Angel Guild, CT SBIR Office, Digital Surgeons, Golden Seeds, Hub Angels, Landmark Angels, NewYork Angels, River Valley Angels, Rose Tech Ventures, Tech Valley Angels, Virginia Active Angel Network

Any questions, please contact Paige Rasid, prasid@ct.org  at CTC at 860-289-0878, x335   

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