126 Tech Companies To Watch Chosen for 2015 Innovation Summit

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Connecticut Technology Council has selected 126 Tech Companies To Watch (TCTW) to participate in the ninth annual Innovation Summit. These startup and emerging growth companies are being recognized and presented to the technology community as most likely to grow in subsequent years. The 126 companies were selected from a large applicant pool, and range from pre-revenue startups to more established companies.

The 2015 Innovation Summit will run from 10am to 5pm at the Connecticut Convention Center on Tuesday, November 10. The annual event, presented by the Connecticut Technology Council, the Angel Investor Forum, BEACON, Connecticut Innovations, the Crossroads Venture Group, and CURE, provides entrepreneurs, angels, venture investors, corporate business development executives, local talent, and business service providers an exceptional opportunity to network. The Innovation Summit is expected to attract more than 450 attendees.

“This year’s Tech Companies To Watch are a diverse and impressive group of startup companies,” said Bruce Carlson President & CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council. “The 2015 Summit will be our biggest and most impressive year yet with close to 130 companies and over 450 attendees.”

Innovation Summit features this year:

  • Funding, Co-working & Resources
    Funders including angels, VC’s, corporate VC’s, investment bankers, banks, and state government representatives will are attending. Co-working spaces such as ReSET and the Stamford Innovation Center will also be on hand. Other resources, including accounting professionals, legal services and marketers will also be represented.
  • Pitch Fest
    50 Tech Companies To Watch will each deliver a three-minute pitch.
  • Workshops
    Workshops will be held to enhance the attendee experience and will be open to all attendees. Topics will include topics such as non-dilutive funding and talent acquisition strategies
  • TCTW Exposition
    The 126 Tech Companies To Watch will be exhibiting during the day.
  • Awards Ceremony
    Seven of the 126 companies will receive awards in the following categories:
    • Most Promising Technology Product or Service
    • Most Promising Software Product
    • Most Promising New Media / Internet / Telecom Company
    • Most Promising Bioscience Product
    • Most Promising Green Technology / Environment / Energy Product
    • Most Promising Consumer Product / Advanced Manufacturing Product
    • Most Promising Medical Devices Product

This year’s event is made possible through the support of platinum sponsor Cantor Colburn LLP, a Hartford law firm, and Connecticut Innovations, the state organization that finances innovative and growing companies.

Gold sponsors include Comcast Business, the accounting firm Fiondella, Milone and LaSaracina, The Hartford, Comcast Business and the University of Connecticut.

Tickets for the Innovation Summit can be purchased on the Connecticut Technology Council website: www.ct.org.

A list of the selected companies and their city or town can be found at the CTC website.

About The Connecticut Technology Council
The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies. By representing more than 3,000 companies employing some several hundred thousand technology employees, the tech council seeks to be an active voice for the state’s innovation ecosystem. For more information, visit www.ct.org.

Kaitlyn Mode, CTC 860.289.0878 ext. 338 kmode@ct.org

Source:Connecticut Technology Council