Connecticut Technology Council Honors Emerging Technology Companies for Accomplishments, Potential a
115 “Companies to Watch” Showcase Technology in Poster Fair
EAST HARTFORD, Conn.–Over 400 entrepreneurs, investors and service providers gathered on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at The Omni Hotel in New Haven for the Connecticut Technology Council’s Fourth Annual Innovation Pipeline Awards. The event celebrates the most promising early stage and emerging technology companies in Connecticut that are considered to have the best potential to be a successful enterprise.
This was part of a larger event being held that day called the Cantor Colburn/CCAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit, which included a northeast angel investor summit sponsored by The Angel Investor Forum (www.angelinvestorforum.com/). Nearly 100 angel investors from Connecticut Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania attended. A key component of the evening’s program put the spotlight on 115 “Companies to Watch” in a poster fair exhibit of their products and services to attendees. For a complete list, visit http://ct.typepad.com/c2w/2010/08/2010c2wlist.html.
During the awards ceremony, the Connecticut Technology Council honored U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D) with an Award of Appreciation. Senator Dodd has been a friend and supporter of efforts to help grow the Connecticut technology economy and has consistently supported the angel community. He addressed the gathering via video from Washington, congratulating the winners and applauding the efforts of all the participating entrepreneurs.
The awards event and the Innovation Pipeline program were sponsored by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), Cantor Colburn LLC, Connecticut Innovations, CNA Insurance, the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, Fiondella Milone & LaSaracina, Launch Capital, Microsoft Corporation, Open Solutions Inc., the University of Connecticut, Wellstone Insurance and Yale University.
The Innovation Pipeline Awards winners for 2010 are:1. The Most New Patents Award- Tumor Biology Investment Group (TBIG, Inc.), New Haven2. The Most Significant Early Stage Capital Investment Award- Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Inc., Trumbull3. The Deal of the Year Award- HR411, Waterbury4. The Most Promising Technology Product or Service of the Year- Tutor Trove, LLC, New Haven5. The Most Promising Software Product of the Year- HadoopDB (New Haven) and PowerPhone, Inc., Madison6. The Most Promising New Internet/New Media Company of the Year – Interactive Mobile @dvertising, Inc., Westport7. The Most Promising Life Sciences Company of the Year- NovaTract Surgical LLC, Guilford8. The Most Promising New Green Tech Company of the Year- SilviaTerra, New Haven
About Cantor Colburn
Cantor Colburn LLP is the largest full service intellectual property law firm in the state of Connecticut with over 40 patent and trademark attorneys. The firm provides the skills and experience needed to help large and small companies succeed in this critically important area of law. With locations in Bloomfield and Norwalk, the firm covers all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, computer, trade secret, and related licensing and litigation. Cantor Colburn’s industry expertise includes biotechnology, telecommunications, polymeric and composite materials, electrical power systems, medical instruments, software, optics, computer hardware and systems, semiconductors, e-commerce and business methods.
The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (www.ccat.us) helps private and public entities to apply innovative tools and practices to increase efficiencies, improve workforce development and boost competitiveness. CCAT functions as a unique economic development organization that combines expertise in cutting-edge technology with specialized centers of excellence in manufacturing, education, training, energy and entrepreneurialism.
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, the Connecticut Technology Council seeks to provide a strong and urgent voice in support of the creation of a 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. Online at: www.CT.org.