A joint enterprise of two entrepreneurs in Wallingford in part led to the creation of a drug-testing kit to help in disease research. The two then recruited various scientists from Connecticut and formed CyVek Inc. with one assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer and the other becoming the company's chairman.
Running a business is much different than obtaining a degree. It's for this reason that the University of Connecticut is doing what it can for potential entrepreneurs that also have degrees in engineering.
New ventures often invest tens of millions of dollars in technology, patents, real estate and facilities, and in hiring the right talent for the business. Every decision at this point in time has its risks, and any company wants to avoid making mistakes that may prevent the business from even starting up.
Chicken diapers -- yes, they're a real thing, and they're part of what helped make a Monroe business run by husband-and-wife entrepreneurs one of the most successful small businesses in America.
Now that the 2012 London Summer Olympics have officially come to a close, there's the opportunity to look at the event as a whole and draw connections between the Olympics and starting a thriving business. From the colorful, entertaining and representative opening and closing ceremonies to the athletic feats, there are many lessons to be learned from the Olympic Games.