$10,000 Winners Include Floe, Junity and ReCore Medical
Hartford, CT (September 29, 2020) – CTNext, Connecticut’s go-to resource for entrepreneurs and innovators, awarded grants to three early-stage Connecticut companies at the most recent Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA), held virtually Wednesday, September 23rd. Following presentations from nine finalists, the judges awarded $10,000 grand prizes to the following companies:
- Floe, New Haven, an intelligent alternative system for melting snow and ice on roofs
- Junity (Momentum Foundation), Glastonbury, creator of an app to help youth connect with social, educational and support services, resources and counsel
- ReCore Medical, New Haven, manufacturers of a reusable core needle biopsy test
In addition, Floe won the $2,000 Judges’ Favorite Award and the $2,000 Crowd Favorite Award. (Voting for the Crowd Favorite took place online on September 24 and 25 at ctnext.com.) Junity also took home the inaugural $2,000 Impact Award, chosen as the company most likely to have the greatest social impact.
The three winning companies, all of which are Connecticut-based, were among nine startups that presented their project ideas to a panel of judges for an opportunity to secure $10,000 awards to help support business growth.
CTNext is Connecticut’s go-to resource for entrepreneurial support. The goal of the program is to build a more robust community of entrepreneurs and to accelerate startup growth by providing access to talent, space, industry expertise, services, skill development and capital to foster innovation and create jobs for people in Connecticut. CTNext has more than 3,000 members in its network. To learn more, visit www.ctnext.com.