Weekly Roundup – August 11, 2022 

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Weekly Roundup – August 11, 2022 

FML recently published an article in TechCrunch explaining convertible notes for startups. Julie Gionfriddo, Director, Advisory Services, explains that, “If an early-stage startup is ready to raise money but its valuation hasn’t been established yet, a convertible note can serve as a good fundraising option.”

You can read the full article on FML’s website here.

CESI has a long and successful track record of providing healthcare industry clients with a wide array of advanced R&D services and simulation-based medical education programs. Members are welcome to schedule a visit to meet CESI’s leadership and tour the facility.

CESI is offering a 20% discount for services to members who do not yet have a marketed product and have less than 40 employees

Check out this document for more info about CESI.

Visit our website to learn more about this new Member to Member offer!

$23.9 Million for Workforce Training Initiative

Governor Ned Lamont recently announced a $23.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce has been awarded to Connecticut.

“The initiative will provide resources to support ten Regional Sector Partnerships (RSPs) across Connecticut to train and place more than 2,000 people – particularly from historically-underserved communities – in high-demand jobs in four priority sector areas, including manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, bioscience.”

Read the full announcement here.

Michael A. Invernale, PhD, an entrepreneur and SBIR/STTR expert, will hold monthly office hours to advise small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking SBIR/STTR resources, training and assistance.

This is a complimentary service, sponsored by CTNext, an organization that develops programs and funding to help businesses grow in Connecticut.

Book a 20-minute appointment via the links below:

Wednesday, August 10 – 1:00 to 2:00 pm – U. of Connecticut (Storrs)

Wednesday , August 10 – 2:00 to 3:00 pm – Albertus Magnus College 

Wednesday , August 10 – 3:00 to 4:00 pm – Quinnipiac University

Thursday, August 18 – 2:00 to 3:00 pm –U. of Connecticut (Stamford)

Thursday, August 18 – 3:00 to 4:00 pm – U. of Bridgeport

Check out the links below for more information on CTNext and how to become a part of their programs and utilize their resources:

Collaborative Connecticut 

Thursday, August 18, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Stop by Bear’s BBQ for a cash bar, conversation and delicious bites generously sponsored by Canaan Partners. All members of the innovation and entrepreneurship  ecosystem welcome!

ABCT 2023 Information Session Hosted with UConn TIP 
Friday, August 19, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us at this information session to learn first hand about the ABCT 2023 programs. Ask your questions in a virtual format. Hear about the new program plans for 2023. Talk to alums from the program and our…