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CT Tech/Media News for March 31, 2011- Youth Rights Media , CT Exec Joins SIIA Board, CT Innovations

In This Issue– Youth Rights Media Spotlight, Rob Barber on SIIA Board, Full CT Innovations Facility, Jobs and More.

Startup Spotlight

We are putting a philanthropic spin on startups with this week’s spotlight… Youth Rights Media (“Making Media, Making Change”) is a New Haven-based non-profit focused on empowering youth to understand, protect and advance their rights, power and leadership skills through video media production and community organizing. The idea was started 11 years ago by a group of Yale Law students to develop a youth rights education program utilizing video as a teaching tool that became YRM in 2002. Check out this inspiring group and…they happen to be looking for a Program Director too!

Digital Media News

This time you can judge people…or at least their websites. The Web Marketing Association is looking for experienced Internet pros to help judge submitted website entries. Fill out the WebAward Judges Nomination Form for consideration. The 2011 Webaward Competition For Website Development is accepting entries until May 27th with judging to commence in mid-June.

Software News

Not only has Zadspace shuttered its CA home for a relo move to Norwalk, but the ad software company has also closed a $3.2 million Series B VC round, led by Connecticut Innovations and DFJ Frontier, and brought on new board membersDavid F. Zucker and CT Innovations’ Pauline Murphy. Raising $6+ million already with the help of Crosscut Ventures and The Gideon Hixon Fund and new investors Cava Capital, LaunchCapital and Zucker, Zadspace’s SaaS-based platform enables retailers to deliver super targeted color label ads on consumer packages.

Trumbull-headquartered Océ North America (Canon Group Company) picked Texas’ AlphaCorr LLC to provide its CAD-based Rules packaging and display design software as part of the overall Océ Solutions for Packaging.  The Rules software enables drawing, modifying and detailing packaging and display designs on Macs and Windows platforms.

In addition to updating its iPhone app, Ridgefield’s MeetingWave has released its location-based business networking Android application. The company has been quite busy with additional software developments integrating its Geolocation for other smartphone users through its MeetingWave website and an alumni networking closed version.

Interesting blog entry from our neighboring NYConvergence digital media colleague about Hearst’s heavy app investments…Hearst Betting Big on Apps.

Tech News

Congratulations to Connecticut Innovations on fully leasing their incubation facility to eight early-stage IT and medical device companies! The last one in the CTech@Science Park at Yale door is CMDBioscience, a computational biotech startup that just received a Pre-Seed Fund investment from CT Innovations in February.


A wee bit above our CT border but sponsored by CT Digital Media nonetheless…We invite you to the SIIA NetGain conference, addressing B2B content innovation May 17th – 18th in Boston. CT Digital Media is an industry partner for the conference, which is geared towards content and technology execs in the region. For our CT Digital Media community, we offer $100 off registration (promo code PRMCT for the SIIA non-member rate only). Don’t miss CT Digital Media co-founder Ephraim Cohen moderating a content strategies in the age of aggregation roundtable!

Management Moves

Job Opportunities

  1. Software Developer. Gartner. Stamford, CT

  2. Program Director – Youth Media. Youth Rights Media. New Haven, CT

  3. Software Test Engineer. DRS Defense Solutions. Danbury, CT

  4. Software Developer. Butler Hill Group. Remote

  5. Software Engineer. Kodak. Stamford, CT

  6. Software Supplier Manager. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. Stratford, CT

  7. Digital Marketing Manager. Sun Products. Wilton, CT

  8. Lead Software Engineer. NBC Universal. Stamford, CT

  9. Director – Digital Audiences and Software and Web Developer. Story Worldwide. South Norwalk, CT

  10. Senior Software Developer. ING. Windsor, CT

  11. GWS Senior Software Developer. Johnson Controls. Stamford, CT

  12. Embedded and Support System Software Engineer. Pratt & Whitney. East Hartford, CT


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