Episode 17 of the InnovateCT Podcast features Regan Allan, Programs Coordinator at the Stamford Public Education Foundation. The interview is conducted by our guest host, Rana Arshed Hafiz, educator and community worker in Connecticut for over 20 years. They discuss a wide variety of topics affecting the state of education here in Connecticut.
Episode 16 of the InnovateCT podcast features Nicholas Julian Caplan. Nicholas is involved in many different initiatives related to education and innovation in Connecticut and we thrilled he made the time discuss all 4. Check out the websites below for his different projects.
https://www.launchisland.com/ - Launch Island - Entrepreneurship For Amazing Kids
https://www.startupgrind.com/new-haven/ - Startup Grind New Haven - Fireside Chats
https://nhvshowandtell.com/ - New Haven Show and Tell - Show and Tell for Grown-Ups
https://www.assessyournetwork.com/ - Assess Your Network by Team Good - Understand Your Network, Strengthen Your Community
Episode 15 of the InnovateCT Podcast features Riley Fitzpatrick who is a high school student here in Connecticut. Riley shares his experience with the Skills 21 program https://www.skills21.org/about and how it led him to start his own business called Humansite https://twitter.com/Humansight_
InnovateCT speaks with Jonathan Moore and Ryan O'Conner about OPIM Innovate at UConn and the power of academic/industry partnerships. Learn more by following the link below. https://innovate.business.uconn.edu/
InnovateCT speaks with Tony Vengrove, founder of Miles Fitch Innovation and Makery Coworking. We discuss his career, passion for innovation and how he is helping Connecticut. Learn more about Makery Coworking by following the link below!
Patrick Whalen from the Nutmeg Institute sits down with InnovateCT to discuss storytelling, film making and creators in Connecticut.
He shares how he and his two partners created Nutmeg Institute and how they inspire the creators of tomorrow with the storytellers of today.
Follow the link below to their website if you would like to hear about future events or to learn more about getting involved.
In episode 11 of the InnovateCT Podcast we shift our focus to the Makerspace movement and speak with Devra Sisitsky of MakerspaceCT.
Devra is the driving force and founder of this new makerspace in downtown Hartford scheduled to open this winter!
Learn more by listening and following the link below.
To celebrate 10 episodes of the InnovateCT Podcast we sat down with David Salinas. David is the visionary behind The District in New Haven and recently announced the Holberton School will be setting up their 2nd school in his facility!
In this in depth interview, we hear about David's past, why he launched The District and how the Holberton School will change education and Connecticut.
Follow the links below to learn more about The District and Holberton School.
We are back with Episode 9 of the InnovateCT Podcast! Excited to share our interview with Caroline Smith and Margaret Lee, co-directors of Collab, an accelerator in New Haven, CT. These two Yale graduates are doing big things for Connecticut and helping grow our innovation ecosystem. Enjoy the interview!
If you would like to learn more about Collab, please follow the link below!
Episode 8 of the InnovateCT Podcast features Aasta Frascati-Robinson, passionate creative & exploratory technologist. We explore her background and what drove her to be a technologist. She also provides some fascinating insight into the code-a-thon/hack-a-thon world and provides us with an overview of her latest event she hosted at Upward Hartford.
If you would like to know more about the next event she is hosting, please follow the link below.
In Episode 7 of the InnovateCT Podcast, John Murphy, professor at the University of Connecticut shares with us the history of the Digital Media and Design program. We also discuss the innovative activities this program is doing to prepare their students for life after college.
In Episode 5, we have the pleasure hearing from Dr. Jessica Fitzgerald, Assistant Principal at Pathways Academy of Technology & Design. We discuss her high school Pathways, magnet schools, NAF academies and more. I also have her dive into some of the innovative initiatives occurring at Pathways.
Episode 4 focuses on the UConn Technology Incubation Program (TIP). We get to hear from Nicole Baccaro, program manager of TIP and learn how UConn is helping promote innovation in Connecticut.
Follow the link below to view the TIP website.
In this episode we sit down with Ellen Festi from South Windsor High School. We discuss the South Windsor High School Industry Advisory Board that was created to focus on experiential learning with a goal to educate and expose students to a variety of careers, jobs and industries by partnering with faculty, alumni, parents, community leaders and businesses.