Upcoming Events

May 2021

May 13 | 12:00 PM ManufactureCT Legislation Update

When: May 13 | 12:00 PM

Where: Virtual event via Zoom

Desciption: Melissa Biggs, our lobbyist from DePino, Nunez & Biggs, and Kathy Saint, MfgCT Government Affairs Chair will provide updates on important legislative issues with context from a manufacturing perspective. 


May 18-21 | Yale Innovation Summit 2021

When: May 18-21

Where: Virtual Event

Description: The Yale Innovation Summit is the largest entrepreneurship event on campus, and the largest gathering of venture capital investors in Connecticut. Over 100 startups founded by Yale biotech and tech innovators are joined by top ventures from around the state to pitch their ideas in a Shark Tank format to prospective industry partners and investors. 


Early-Bird Registrants will receive a 33% discount by signing up before 3/31/21. Summit is free for Yale faculty, staff, and students!

May 26 | 8:30 AM When Women Lead

When: May 26, 2021 | 8:30 AM -12:00 PM

Where: Online Event

Description: Join Raytheon Technologies chief diversity officer Marie Sylla-Dixon and Shipman & Goodwin co-managing partner Leander Dolphin for an honest conversation about diversity, inclusion, equity, and race in the workplace and beyond.

Sylla-Dixon and Dolphin are among a powerful lineup of business leaders speaking at this year’s When Women Lead conference Wednesday, May 26.

You’ll also hear from Cigna president Wendy Sherry, who shares her story about the challenges she and the company faced over the last year.

McCarter & English managing partner Moy Ogilvie sits down with Bigelow Tea president and CEO Cindi Bigelow, Otis vice president of sales and marketing Robin Fiala, Medtronic vice president of operations, surgical innovations Valerie Finarty, and InCord CEO Meredith Shay to discuss guiding their companies through challenging times, the changes in work-life balance expectations, and what the post-pandemic world looks like.

Learn how to prioritize mental health and incorporate mindfulness into your workday from the founder of the Copper Beech Institute Dr. Brandon Nappi

Be inspired. Join hundreds of your fellow business leaders for this exclusive event!

May 27 | 12:00 PM Women Excelling in Manufacturing

When: Thursday, May 27, 2021 |12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Where: Virtual Event via Zoom


Hear from a panel of female leaders in the manufacturing industry in Connecticut as they share career advice and insight regarding opportunities for the future of women in manufacturing as well as how they’ve aligned their career growth goals with business growth objectives to become critical members of their organizations.
Other key takeaways:

  • What are the unique challenges faced by women who lead their manufacturing companies, and how do you overcome them?
  • What did you do differently and how does it work well for you? What didn’t work well?
  • How critical is mentorship in bringing a new generation of women into the manufacturing workforce?
  • As a woman in manufacturing, how can you lead or attach yourself to opportunities to advance your career?

June 2021

June 2-3 | 8:30 WCBA & ABCT Pitch Day 2021

When: Thursday, June 2-3, 2021 | 8:30 - 11:30 AM

Where: Virtual event

Description: Both days will stream from 8:30am - 11:30am and provide opportunities for attendees to connect directly with ventures.

20 life sciences ventures will present from the 4th cohort of the Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut (ABCT), and the 2nd cohort of the Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator (WCBA) to a community of investors, entrepreneurs, mentors and leading stakeholders. 

Pitch Day represents the first public presentation of our program venture's business plans following our intensive bootcamp, entrepreneur-led coaching and biosciences mentorship supported by state and county economic development, mentors and corporations committed to developing the next generation of life science ventures.

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