Connecticut’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: A Smart Tech Success Story
Wednesday, March 30
11:00 a.m. to Noon EST
Session # 2 – A Smart Tech Success Story
One of the most respected companies in the IoT/Connected Home industry was launched by a Connecticut entrepreneur. In our next installment of our series focusing on the Connecticut Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, we’ll be talking with Chris Allen, founder of iDevices. He recently purchased iCleanse (formerly ReadyDock), the leading manufacturer of mobile device disinfection technology.
We’ll talk with Chris about how he found the resources he needed to be successful in Connecticut, and how up-and-coming entrepreneurs can connect with the resources they need. We’ll get his advice about identifying the right professional services like legal, accounting, marketing, staffing, and finance, and we’ll talk about defining business objectives and overcoming the challenges during business growth.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
This is a virtual event
Inventor and Entrepreneur
In 2017, after wide-spread industry recognition and awards, iDevices was acquired by Hubbell, Inc. (NYSE: HUBB), a multi-billion dollar, 100+-year-old company that designs, manufactures, and sells electrical and electronic products for residential and non-residential construction, industrial, and utility applications. iDevices products, including smart switches, outlets, thermostats, and other Smart Home electronics, became part of the Hubbell family of brands.
President & CEO, First Experience Communications
Ira Yellen has worked with everyone from Fortune 500 companies to two person start-ups by providing marketing communications, public relations, social media, public policy and advocacy for business-to-business, non-profit, and educational institutions. He has developed strategic initiatives for companies in high technology, precision manufacturing, insurance, healthcare, transportation, and financial services.
A baby boomer who was a family caregiver for his mother and became frustrated in finding home care options for his her, and realizing many other families are experiencing the same thing, he decided to create an online family caregiver toolkit that would help others become discerning consumers of home care services. Ira created The Aging in Place Essential Toolkit™ to help family caregivers who search online to seek out information to assist them in taking care of a loved one.
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