MassChallenge Winners That I was Honored to Mentor

Posted on 24. Oct, 2012 by in award, Blog, entrepreneurs, innovation, mentoring, technology

Winners I mentored were selected at yesterday’s MassChallenge Awards event: GRIThttp://goGRIT.org won $115,000 and Nordic Technology http://masschallenge.org/p… won $50,000. Congratulations to them. They did the hard work. I was proud to play a small part in their success.

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StartUp Hartford Weekend was a Great Success

Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by in Blog, connecticut, entrepreneurs, Health, innovation, technology

Start Up Teams, Mentors, and Organizers In keeping with Connecticut’s “still revolutionary”, Hartford hosted a StartUp Event that focused on healthcare and wellness for people who wanted to experience what being an entrepreneur was like. Over 60 people registered, 25 pitches, and 8 teams were formed. The team members came from far and wide (Connecticut, […]

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My friend Larry Cohen: A Rememberance

Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by in Blog, Personal, Recent Company News

We are saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague, Larry. He was a good friend of mine. I was so happy to see him 10 days ago at his home in Sanibel, Florida.  He was busy as ever, preparing for his yearly Hartford Business Journal November event and weekly columns, but looked tired. […]

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Why Being a Mentor and an Entrepreneur is a Giving and Getting Experience

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by in angel investing, Blog, business development, community, entrepreneurs, Health Information, innovation, Recent Company News, technology

Lessons Learned Over the past five years, I have been mentoring dozens of start-up (companies in Connecticut in conjunction with Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, Connecticut Technology Council, and Connecticut Innovations. This summer, I also have the privilege of being a judge and a mentor at 2012 MassChallenge (MassChallenge.org) in Boston. It is one of the premier accelerator programs […]

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Unlocking Intern Opportunities

Posted on 18. Jul, 2012 by in Blog, business development, community, internship

After completing 4 years of classroom training at Central Connecticut State University, I’ve started my adventure into the actual working world at First Experience Communication Agency.  I wish to share my experience as an Intern at FEC with the community and my recently graduated classmates. My desire is that sharing insight on what it’s like to be an […]

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Elder Caregiving in the Digital Age: Finding Quality Homecare Services

Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by in Blog, community, core competencies, core services, Health, Portfolio

SEARCHING FOR THE BEST There is no mystery to the reality that the “best” homecare services often lose out against lesser options through price competition and availability. The “cost” of homecare is determined in part by the resources diverted from buying other goods and services, whether comparable or totally different, but equally important…. To read […]

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Connecticut Innovation EcoSystem is in Good Hands

Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by in Blog, economic development, entrepreneurs, innovation

The following is part of an article from CT Dept. of Economic and Community Development about Casey Pickett, one of Connecticut’s young innovators who is actively looking to grow new and vibrant businesses in our State. Read on. “Casey Pickett, Innovation Director, Department of Economic and Community Development Look out, land of steady habits. When […]

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Connecticut Governor Proposes Use of Internet to Help Families Find Homecare Agencies

Posted on 10. Feb, 2012 by in Blog, community, connecticut, Health

Hospital discharges web-based information system to keep individuals out of nursing facilities in the first place. By providing information on the availability of home and community-based services, this system will facilitate the transition of care from the hospital to the community, promoting individualized person-centered planning.* Here is the Governor’s proposed Long-term Health Care Initiative for the Legislature to approve: […]

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Mentoring at Start-Up UConn: Many Great Lessons Learned

Posted on 30. Jan, 2012 by in Blog, community, connecticut, entrepreneurs, innovation, Recent Company News, technology

It was great going back to college, that is being a mentor to new ideas at Start Up UConn, a national program that encourages young and energetic entrepreneurs to create a new business model over a period of 54 hours. I had the pleasure of nurturing and coaching teams of entrepreneurs in creating mostly online […]

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White House calls Ira Yellen to discuss mentoring and internship to spur the economy

Posted on 22. Jan, 2012 by in Blog, business development, community, economic development, entrepreneurs

Your Ideas for Putting Americans Back to Work Back in November, for the latest installment of the White House’s Advise the Advisor series, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Nancy-Ann DeParle asked Americans for their ideas for executive actions or steps that President Obama could take, without waiting for Congress to act, to help out middle class families and […]

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