About This Show
The CTStartUP podcasts is all about connecting people who are passionate about the growing Connecticut startup ecosystem. The story of how CTStartUP podcast got started is not unlike how startups begin.
IT BEGAN WITH COFFEE
Two entrepreneurs Mike Kauffman and Eric Francis had been meeting for coffee and discussing everything from what they were working on to what they wanted to see for Connecticut. The two connected over the fact that they are avid podcast listeners and thought it would be fun to start a podcast interviewing entrepreneurs and startups that are based in CT. At the same time Mike and Eric were talking about this, two startups lawyers were having a similar conversation.
Dave Menard and James McLaughlin lawyers for Murtha Cullina LLP are also avid podcast listeners and thought about doing a podcast interviewing startups as well. Then one magical day during a meeting between Eric and Dave they both mentioned their ideas about a podcast interviewing startups and just like that the wheels began turning.
Soon after that meeting, Mike, Dave, James, and Eric got together to sketch out the idea of the CTStartUP podcast. Just over a month later they were recording shows and establishing the team.
WHAT IT IS & WHAT WE HOPE IT TO BE
The CTStartUP podcast is a representation of how the Connecticut startup ecosystem is getting stronger and how when you meet the right people magic can happen. Our hopes are that others within the CT will be able to have the same experience we have had in getting CTStartUP off the ground. We want our listeners to use the podcast to learn about the exciting things happening in the ecosystem and to reach out to our guests.
We are excited to be on this journey and are looking forward to Connecting Connecticut through the Startup ecosystem.
Most Recent Episode
Podcast Re-Introduction 2016
2 days ago
Wondering where your favorite podcast about Connecticut’s startup ecosystem has been? Well, we’ve been busier than ever, revamping and reworking our podcast to delve deeper into the Nutmeg State’s fledgling startup community. Over the summer, Eric, Dave, and Mike invited me to join their startup about startups and to help expand their reach across this great state.
Who am I? My name is Chris DeMorro, and I’m (surprise) a startup founder of my own, specifically digital marketing with a focus on (drumroll please) startups. I’ve spent the past 10 years working at every level for several startups, and now I’m helping local companies and non-profits implement the right strategies for presenting themselves to the world.
That’s about all I’m comfortable writing about myself for now, because this podcast isn’t about me. It’s about Connecticut’s young-but-growing startup community, and going forward we’ll continue to interview founders and policy-makers, but we’ll also be adding roundtable discussions, written content, a renewed emphasis on social media, and more live events.
Most importantly, however, is we want more interaction from you. We want you to give us your opinions, thoughts, and comments on the topic du jour, as well as suggestions on what you’d like to see more of. Give us your feedback, positive or negative, on our show, Connecticut, and the startup community as a whole.
Going forward, we’re going to take a harder look at both sides of the startup community, the benefits and drawbacks, and what it is really contributing to our economy. We may love Connecticut, but it’s no secret that this isn’t the most business-friendly state, and everybody has their own ideas on how to fix it.
So welcome back to the new CT Startup Podcast, and enjoy the first of many new episodes we have in store for you.