What We Do

Our work is organized into three Strategic Initiatives: Talent & Workforce, Growth & Emerging Companies, IT & Infrastructure, plus over-arching Public Policy & Advocacy efforts.

Strategic Initiatives

The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) is the oldest and only business association expressly serving the needs of enterprises working in technology and innovation. Representing over 275 members and a community of over 6,000 companies with over 200,000 employees, CTC strives to serve its members and the broader interests of the State of Connecticut as they relate to the growth and success of technology-based development. Our work is essential to the cultivation of tech talent, organizations, and the fostering of an innovation ecosystem here in Connecticut.

CTC works to make Connecticut a vibrant location for innovation and growth by pursuing strategic initiatives designed to bolster Connecticut’s tech-talent pipeline, support companies at every stage of growth and development, and advocate for the best in tech infrastructure development. Working with an active Board of Directors composed of technology and professional services leaders, CTC offers programs and services intended to build a community of innovation and technology operating in a globally competitive environment.

We are building the best environment for CT’s tech ecosystem that we can; today, we hone our focus through three strategic initiatives as well as Public Policy & Advocacy efforts on the state and national levels:

Talent & Workforce

Strengthening Connecticut’s Tech-Talent Pipeline

Talent & Workforce

Growth & Emerging Companies

Ensuring Connecticut’s Startups and Scaleups are Supported at Every Stage

Growth & Emerging Companies

IT & Infrastructure

Supporting & Advocating for the Best in IT Resources and Infrastructure Development in Connecticut

IT & Infrastrucutre

Public Policy & Advocacy

Advocacy Efforts Designed to Develop the Tech Ecosystem in Connecticut

Public Policy & Advocacy

Talent & Workforce

Talent & Workforce covers everything from drawing talent from Connecticut's numerous colleges and universities, to providing on-going professional enhancement programs for human resources professionals working in tech, to celebrating diverse and changing members of Connecticut's tech workforce.

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  EAST HARTFORD, CT (March 28, 2018) - Fifty women from across Connecticut were honored for their innovation and leadership during the fourteenth annual Connecticut Technology Council Women of Innovation® Awards presentation...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Taylor Van Antwerp, Connecticut Technology Council (860) 289-0878 x340, tvanantwerp@ct.org   EAST HARTFORD, CT (March 5, 2018) - The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) is pleased to announce the 50 women...

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Nomination Deadline EXTENDED: February 2, 2018 (HARTFORD, Conn., January 17, 2018) – The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) is actively seeking nominees for its 2018 Women of Innovation® awards, the only annual...

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It was a light moment at the Connecticut Technology Council board meeting in October when Bruce Carlson, the group's CEO, quipped the fastest way to sell a company with favorable...

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    Growth & Emerging Companies

    The Growth & Emerging Companies Strategic Initiative is designed to support Connecticut tech companies as they go from germination to market domination. Having cultivated many startup intiativess over the years, CTC is currently emphasizing aiding and advising scaleup organizations and those Connecticut companies that grow at impressive rates.

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    Statewide ConnectiTECH Awards to Laud Innovation is the New Home of the Marcum Tech Top 40 The Connecticut Technology Council announces an all new gala award event: the ConnectiTECH Awards, Home of the Marcum Tech Top 40. Designed to celebrate the advancements, culture, and individuals driving...

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    Join the Connecticut Technology Council and the Connecticut technology community on June 13, 2018 at the Trumbull Marriott for our 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Tackling Connecticut's Technology Business Growth. This non-partisan event will focus on how the candidates will help tackle some of the...

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    The inaugural ScaleUp CT on November 2 at the Omni Hotel in New Haven was a resounding success! We'll post a recap soon, but couldn't wait to share Steve's great insights (of course, he's Canadian so there's a hockey metaphor!) and actionable support of scaling...

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    IT & Infrastructure

    Designed to focus on all things IT and to support the technological, community, and economic infrastructure essential to sustaining and increasing tech economy viability in the state.

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    CTC President and CEO Bruce Carlson weighs in on potential elimination of Office of State Broadband. “Connecticut has more fiber in it than any other place that one could think of. The question really is access to that fiber -- and that's a cost question,” said Carlson....

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    Shelton, CT — September 4, 2017 — SecureRF Corporation, a leading provider of quantum-resistant security tools for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it has joined the STMicroelectronics Partner Program. Cooperation between the two companies will enable customers developing IoT solutions, across a wide...

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    by: Larry Selnick, Director, Treasury and Payment Solutions for Webster Bank  Republished from Webster with permission When you're focused on growing your business, we know that finding the time to think about fraud protection can be difficult. However, fraud is a real threat that can impact your bottom...

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    We are the unifying voice of the technology ecosystem in Connecticut, advocating for policy that supports business, capital, and employment throughout the State.

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    Democractic candidate Ned Lamont used our Gubernatorial Candidate Forum to put space between him and Malloy NBC Connecticut covered our Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Wednesday, June 13. Watch their coverage below on Lamont's positions and how he is making some waves to the left of the...

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    Two of the state's gubernatorial candidates drew on their business backgrounds at the Connecticut Technology Council's candidate forums Wednesday. Source: Four Gubernatorial Candidates Pitch Their Business Plans To Tech Leaders...

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