The Whiteboard Launches Startup Roadshow in Connecticut

New Haven, Conn. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014

The Whiteboard, an online magazine and community-building platform that supports Connecticut entrepreneurs by sharing their stories, hosting events and connecting them to others who can help to grow their business, today announced the launch of The Whiteboard Startup Roadshow.

The roadshow will be a virtual and live journey around the state profiling top entrepreneurs and startups and uncovering compelling reasons for entrepreneurs to start their business, or keep it, in Connecticut. The launch event for the roadshow will be on Tuesday, April 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Grove Annex, 300 State Street in New Haven.

The event will feature speakers from entrepreneurs across the state, including:

    Ned Gannon: CEO of eBrevia, a Stamford-based startup and one of four national winners in Startup America
    Dave Marcoux: CEO of Hartford Denim Company, a downtown Hartford sensation, now being courted by Timberland and other major retailers
    Mallory Kievman: CEO and 15 year-old inventor of Hiccupops, and 2012 Invention Convention winner
    Kate Harrison: CEO of Green Life Guides and founder of

The event will include food and refreshments from New Haven’s Elm City Market, Bridgeport’s Whisk and Brush, Stamford’s Planet Fuel, and other local startups. The event will also include an open-microphone session for entrepreneurs to share their stories.

“What we have found is that there are pockets of innovation all over the state,” said Suzi Craig, Director of Community Development with Independent Software. “The purpose of the roadshow is to unearth the stories, entrepreneurs and startups around the state and shed light on the innovators that create jobs, launch new products and technologies and inspire the communities they live in. We think whether you are there in person or tracking the roadshow virtually, you will be surprised at the number of motivating stories we uncover.”

From April to December 2014, the roadshow will visit a different area of the state each month and host an event that is open to the public and provides an opportunity for the local entrepreneurial community to come together.

The upcoming roadshow calendar includes:

    April: Stamford-Greenwich-South Norwalk
    May: Hartford-Manchester
    June: New Haven
    July: Bridgeport-Fairfield
    August: New London-Norwich
    September: Storrs-Windham
    October: Danbury-Waterbury
    November: Middletown-Meriden
    December: Torrington and wrap-up party

“By the end of the roadshow, we will be able to share a treasure trove of stories from each region and see a larger, stronger, and more connected startup community statewide,” said Craig.

The Whiteboard was created and is managed by Independent Software of New Haven.

About Indpendent Software

Independent Software believes that entrepreneurship is essential to building a vibrant social and economic future for us all. That’s why we work with early-stage entrepreneurs to develop the products, talent, and community they need to thrive. We transform ideas into successful ventures by delivering exceptional web and mobile applications, placing top software development talent through A100, and providing access to Connecticut’s vast startup community through The Whiteboard. If you’re serious about giving your idea the best chance of success, join us and our diverse network of entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters. To learn more about Independent Software, please visit

About The Whiteboard

Created and run by Independent Software, The Whiteboard is an online magazine and community-building platform that supports Connecticut entrepreneurs. The magazine drafts original content, shares important information, and hosts live events, in an effort to advance entrepreneurship in Connecticut. The Whiteboard can be found at

Media Contact:

Suzi Craig

Director of Community Development, Independent Software



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