Reason Startups Succeed

Posted on 10. Jun, 2015 by in angel investing, Blog, entrepreneurs, innovation, mentoring

I listened to a short Ted Talk by a serial innovator and entrepreneur Bill Gross called The Single Biggest Reason Startups Succeed. According to TED, “Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds […]

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The Internet of Home Care

Posted on 11. May, 2015 by in Blog, Uncategorized

As the baby boomers age more and more adult caregivers are seeking answers from the Internet instead of consulting healthcare professionals. According to Pew Research Center, in a study regarding family caregivers, 39 percent of adults use technology to help them provide care for loved ones. What could be pushing adult caregivers toward the World […]

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Congratulations to the Catalyst Fund 20th Anniversary

Posted on 20. Nov, 2013 by in Blog, community, Non-Profit

I am proud to be a part of the Catalyst Endowment Fund and member of the Steering Committee that supports worthy groups and important issues in the Greater Hartford Region. Congratulations to all members for a great first 20 years, and for the next 20 years of providing support to important efforts in our community […]

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Ira Yellen presented at National Assn. for Home Care

Posted on 04. Nov, 2013 by in Blog, Health, Health Information, innovation, Portfolio, public relations

Over 60 agencies throughout the U.S. attended our presentation outlining the findings of the beta test for Homecarematchkiosk.com. For a copy please contact info@homecarematchkiosk.com for a copy. It presents the latest facts and figures on how consumers are searching online for healthcare services.

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Start Up Weekend Hartford Great Success

Posted on 22. Oct, 2013 by in Blog, community, connecticut, entrepreneurs, innovation, mentoring, technology

I was pleased to be an organizer and mentor coordinator this past weekend helping 9 teams and over 60 participants. See this link featuring all http://www.metrohartford.com/newsroom/alliance-news/2013/10/21/startup-weekend-hartford-ottawa-bridges-borders

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The Give and Take of Mentoring

Posted on 23. May, 2013 by in Blog, mentoring, our philosophy, Uncategorized

Mentors can be very powerful allies but perhaps not in the way they are typically portrayed. See how various life lessons from different people be combined to form a ‘composite mentor’, and how the cycle of mentorship increases growth. http://on.wsj.com/11c4AYF

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FEC gives $500 to Glastonbury Student for Logo Design

Posted on 25. Apr, 2013 by in award, Blog, community, connecticut, Education, Portfolio, Recent Company News

  Our new cover photo shows Ira Yellen, president and CEO of First Experience Communications, presenting a check for $500 to Benjamin Combs for designing the winning logo for the planetarium at the Glastonbury-East Hartford Magnet School. Glastonbury school board Chairman Susan Karp is at right. PHOTO: https://www.facebook.com/GlastonburyLIFE

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FEC client featured CNN online news site

Posted on 14. Jan, 2013 by in Blog, community, Health, Health Information, Portfolio

From CNN: Cheryl Rumley owns Springfield, Mass.-based Apex Healthcare Services. Her small business, which employs 60 full-time and part-time workers, provides home health services to about 300 elderly and disabled patients in western Massachusetts. Rumley got sick two weeks before Christmas. Since then, she said she’s been “losing two employees a day” to the flu. […]

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Article on our Venture: HomecareMatchKiosk.com (Now Aging in Place Essential Toolkit)

Posted on 03. Dec, 2012 by in angel investing, Blog, business development, entrepreneurs, Health, Health Information, innovation, public relations

Hartford Business Journal article on our new business for home care. Read on.

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“Home Sweet Home”

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by in Blog, entrepreneurs, Health, Health Information, innovation, our philosophy, Personal, Recent Company News

Dear friends and colleagues; My father, who died at 42 of a heart attack, was a wise man. He taught me that by loving ourselves and by cherishing our time on earth, we would be rewarded far beyond our financial and professional success. I learned the hard way that being responsible for yourself and your […]

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