Ira Yellen Presents at MIT Enterprise Forum

Posted on 11. Mar, 2016 by in angel investing, business development, connecticut, entrepreneurs, Health Information, innovation, interactive

The MIT Enterprise Forum of CT presents: Anthology of a Startup: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned Thursday, March 24th | 5:00 – 8:00 | New Haven Lawn Club | 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven Registration & Networking 5:00-5:30 | 5:30-8:00 Program. For tickets or additional info, visit mitforumct.org  Featured Speaker: Ira Yellen, Founder and President of […]

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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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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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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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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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Connecticut Sets Up Health Exchange for Small Businesses

Posted on 05. Jul, 2011 by in Blog, connecticut, What we're reading

Being a small business, this legislation will give a way for us to work our way out of the overpriced health insurance we pay. Too bad we have to wait 3 years. The following was posted on the Hartford Business Journal website July 5, 2011. “Governor Dannel P. Malloy has signed legislation establishing the framework […]

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Governor Participates in a Dialogue with the CT Tech Council

Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by in Blog, business development, connecticut, economic development, innovation, technology

Last night, Governor Dannel Malloy of CT engaged in a thoughtful hour and half dialogue with board members of the CT Tech Council (CTC) at the Greenberg Center at Yale. Members represent a diverse cross section of businesses in CT, from small business owners to large corporations i.e., UTC, Comcast. The governor outlined his budget […]

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Women in Innovation Awards is a Winner

Posted on 01. Apr, 2011 by in award, Blog, connecticut, economic development, entrepreneurs, innovation, technology

This is one of the best CT events. The women honored at the yearly Connecticut Technology Council’s Women in Innovation are our unsung heros in science, math, computer science and most importantly as leaders and mentors to young women. I get tired of all the negative stuff. It was refreshing to see and hear what […]

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Matthew Nemerson's Story Featured in Hartford Business Journal

Posted on 08. Nov, 2010 by in Blog, connecticut, economic development

Long time friend and colleague Matthew Nemerson was featured in this week’s Hartford Business Journal. Sujata Srinivasan’s article provides a glimpse into the deep attention Matthew gives to our businesses and our communities. His attitude is exactly the kind organizations need during an economic turning point, like the one we’re faced with right now. Working […]

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