Events

Upcoming Events


Hannover Messe 2016

When: April 25-29, 2016
Where: Hannover, Germany 

The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), is partnering with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to showcase the region’s hydrogen and fuel cell capabilities at Hannover Messe 2016, the leading international trade show for industrial technology innovations.  Approximately 5,000 companies from 70 countries will exhibit at Hannover Messe 2016.

Participants from the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in the Northeast U.S., will include Precision Combustion, Inc., Dexmet Corporation, US FuelCell, Advent Technologies, Giner Inc., Engineered Fibers Technology, LLC, Mott Corporation, and Novorocs Technologies, LLC. The event provides energy companies in the region with an exceptional venue for reaching the global market.

Will you be attending the Hannover Messe Trade Show? Use this link to register for free admission tickets. Be sure to stop by the booth around C 38/1 to meet hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain companies from the Northeast United States.


 

Access to Capital Lenders Panel and Networking Reception

Organized By: Connecticut Technology Council, Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster, and Small Business Development Center.
When: Monday May 2 at 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: East Hartford, Connecticut

Access to Capital Lenders Panel & Small Business Owners Networking Reception

FREE panel discussion featuring bank, non-bank and community lenders who will discuss key questions and concerns that many small businesses have about qualifying for and obtaining nancing for their businesses.  Questions from the audience will be taken and discussed as well.

 

Small Business Owners Networking Reception

Join us for a FREE networking reception and meet other small business owners, lenders and organizations that can help you start or grow your business. Food and beverages will be provided.

Click HERE to Register


 

U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Awards
Ceremony & Luncheon

Organized By: Connecticut Technology Council, Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster, and Small Business Development Center.
When: Tuesday May 3 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM 
Where: Hartford, Connecticut

This year, we will honor the Connecticut SBA Small Business Award winners at the 2016 Small Business Awards Ceremony!

  • Small Business Persons of the Year: Victoria & Peter Newman, Founder & CEO of Greenwich Education Group
  • Woman-Owned Small Business: Tracy Camassar, The Chapman Manufacturing Co.
  • CT Microenterprise Award: Alina Wegrzyniak, Crystal Ballroom of New Britain
  • Minority-Owned Small Business: Dawn Resehn-Doty, Benay Enterprises
  • Family Owned Small Business: Tamera Jackson, Jackson Chevrolet
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business: Walt Medina, Walt Medina & Associates
  • Veteran Advocate Champion: Raymond Hayes, Pay Forward, Inc.
  • Young Entrepreneur Small Business: Foster Charles, Charles Computer Services
  • Financial Services Champion: Andreas Kapetanopoulos, Farmington Bank
  • Entrepreneurial Success: Jane Porterfield, Educational Play Care
  • Exporter of the Year: Marc Nemeth, Jonal Laboratories
  • Region 1 Prime Contractor of the Year: James D. Bouthillier, McLaughlin Research Corporation
  • DECD Small Business of the Year: David Wells, Saugatuck Kitchens
  • ASBDC State Star: Winner will be announced on May 3!

Be sure to attend the 2016 Small Business Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Infinity Music Hall and Bistro to congratulate these Connecticut entrepreneurs!

Click HERE to Buy Tickets


Upcoming Webinars


Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights for Small Businesses: The Basics

Organized By: Connecticut Technology Council, Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster, and Small Business Development Center.
When: Wednesday May 4 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

This FREE webinar will define these three concepts of intellectual property, explain how they are obtained, how long they last, and under what circumstances these property rights can be useful for a small business owner.

Guest Speaker:

  • Linda Gebauer, Director of Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, UConn School of Law

Click HERE to Register


 

Cyber Security: Protecting Your Infrastructure, Your Operations and Your Employees

Organized By: Connecticut Technology Council, Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster, and Small Business Development Center.
When: Thursday May 5 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

This FREE webinar will discuss the following topics:
• The current threat landscape
• What every business needs to protect – it’s more than you think
• How the bad guys gain access to your systems and data
• What the ramifications of a breach could mean for your business
• What you can do to protect yourself
• Actions you can take to fortify your operations.

Guest Speaker:

  • Lyle A. Liberman, Chief Operating Officer, JANUS Associates

Click HERE to Register


 

 

Growing Your Brand Impact: Advanced management tools for growing your personal brand in 2016

Organized By: Connecticut Technology Council, Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster, and Small Business Development Center.
When: Friday May 6 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Your competitive edge, is your brand. As technology changes, you must leverage new tools to keep in step with the world. In this FREE webinar, we will talk about the latest personal branding trends in 2016 (including video) to stay current and ahead of the curve.
Guest Speaker:

  • Loretta Peters, Digital Brand Strategist and CEO, Competitive Edge Branding

Click HERE to Register