Conn. entrepreneurs discuss sci-tech startup community

Posted by Justin Hesser on September 5, 2014

Several dozen Connecticut entrepreneurs gathered at the headquarters of Applied Physical Sciences in Groton to discuss the state’s startups, and the possibility of a tech community centered on New London County. Groton is already home to a Pfizer campus, and the pharmaceutical corporation is set to open up a new lab space as part of a project in conjunction with Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE). Pfizer will donate a 24,000-square-foot building for CURE to establish an incubator, which will have room for science and technology startups to work in.

CURE, Pfizer and several business networks, including the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, organized the meeting in order to attract emerging science and tech firms. The plan is to have several startups sharing the same space, with the hope that that openness will lead to greater advances than they could achieve by working in isolation from each other.

As reported on this blog, small businesses are thriving recently in Connecticut thanks to government-sponsored programs. Private efforts such as this can also go a long way toward further improving the prospects of the state’s SMBs and opening Connecticut up to new sectors. For startups to thrive in this newly competitive market, they can turn to business software solutions, which are available from locally based providers.

A certified Connecticut FileMaker developer can create customized databases that will help run an SMB’s operations smoothly. FileMaker is a versatile piece of software that allows companies to gather and analyze all their data, from financial information to production numbers. Its ease of use enables employees to focus on the research and development that will lead a tech startup to continued success.