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January 12, 2023

BioCT member Enko discovers and develops novel products for farmers to protect their crops from pests and disease. Enko’s innovative science, agile design and discovery of new modes of action is producing next-generation crop protection solutions that will overcome the critical challenges facing industry.

Want to join their team? They’re hiring now! Check out their careers page here to see all available full time positions (Mystic, CT). 

Join Michael A. Invernale, PhD, an entrepreneur and SBIR/STTR expert, this January for VIRTUAL office hours to advise small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking SBIR/STTR resources, training and assistance.

Book a complimentary 20-minute appointment via the links below:

Wednesday, January 11, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. – UConn (Storrs)
Wednesday, January 11, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Albertus Magnus College 
Wednesday, January 11, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Quinnipiac University
Thursday, January 19, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – UConn (Stamford)
Thursday, January 19, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – University of Bridgeport

Have additional SBIR/STTR questions? Email 

Internship applications are available now, with more being posted soon! You can search internships and learn more about the program here. If you are a life science company searching for talent, there is still time to join as a recruiting company.

Collaborative Connecticut 2023 Kick-Off! 
Thursday, January 19, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
All members of the innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem are welcome. Please join us! Stop by Connecticut Innovations any time between 4:30 – 6:30pm for good conversation, and food/drink sponsored by CI and Yale Ventures.

MAPS Impacting Careers: The Value of Mentorship – Hosted by WIB 
Wednesday, January 25, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
January is National Mentoring Month and WIB-National’s Mentorship, Advisors, Peers, and Sponsorship (MAPS) Committee is bringing together three successful leaders at varying stages of their careers to share their mentorship experiences. They’ll discuss finding and…

Uncertainty Is Certain In 2023 – Hosted by Marcum 
Wednesday, January 25, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In a year where the only certainty is uncertainty, what does 2023 hold in store for your business? Our knowledgeable panelists share their insights and observations to assist you and your business when planning for the new year. 

Work-life Jenga: How to Make the Best Out of Every Moment  Hosted by WEST
Wednesday, January 25, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This workshop is inspired by an article written by social justice advocate Stacey Abrams. She reflects on what it takes to fit in all the pieces of our lives without feeling like we’ll topple over from the effort of trying to balance everything. Abrams “rejects” the idea of…

Investment Through the Eyes of an Entrepreneur Turned Venture Capitalist – Hosted by UConn TCS 
Thursday, January 26, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for the next installment in the TCS Venture Series. This presentation will discuss how early stage VC’s make decisions on investing and the tips, tricks and strategies to close.