Winter 2021 EIA Winners Announced

Hartford, CT (March 5, 2021) – The winners of CTNext’s Winter 2021 Entrepreneur Innovation Awards were announced today. On Wednesday, March 5, ten Connecticut startups presented online to panel of expert judges to vie for a $10,000 EIA. The EIA is the oldest major pitch competition in Connecticut, sponsored by CTNext, the subsidiary of Connecticut Innovations dedicated to supporting innovation-based startup and early-stage companies and to expanding the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Winners of $10,000 grants included: 3Dux Design of Fairfield; BeutyMrkd of Stamford; Pisces Atlantic of Middletown; and Sedentary Medical Solutions of Cromwell. BeutyMrkd also won both the Crowd Favorite and Impact Awards, each worth $2,000. Pisces Atlantic also won the Judges’ Favorite Award, a grant of $2,000.

To view the winning presentations and to learn more about EIA and CTNext, visit

About CTNext

CTNext, a subsidiary of Connecticut Innovations, the state’s venture capital agency, was created to develop programs and funding to help technology and innovation-based startups and early-stage businesses grow in Connecticut. CTNext also manages a number of initiatives to expand and strengthen the ecosystem that supports new business development across the state, including Innovation Places, the Higher Education Entrepreneurship Fund, CTNext Partners and more. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Tom Bradley, Director of Marketing & Communications


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