Building a World Class Innovation Ecosystem for Connecticut
The presentation will identify what Connecticut is doing to start-up and grow new companies which has been a problem in the past. Matt will discuss what the state is, can and should be doing overall to catch up with Boston and New York City. This will provide insights to a topic important to all IACT members.
President & CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC), a trade association and public policy group dedicated to stimulating the growth of the state’s innovation economy. It manages the state’s “innovation ecosystem” under a contract and also produces over 50 programs and events as well as numerous policy reports and advocacy position papers each year.
Previously, he was Executive Vice President & COO of Netkey, Inc, a software firm which raised over $20 million in VC funds and was eventually acquired by NCR. In 1983, He became the founding VP of the Science Park Development Corporation, an incubator complex affiliated with Yale University. He left Science Park to become the president of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce and the affiliated Regional Leadership Council.
Before Science Park he was publisher of the national policy magazine The Washington Monthly, a reporter for Fortune Magazine, a staff director for a committee of the Connecticut State Legislature and worked for the late U.S. Senator Abraham Ribicoff (D-CT).
Matthew is a graduate of Columbia College (AB) in the City of New York, the Yale School of Management (MPPM aka MBA) and is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership in North Carolina.
He lives in New Haven with his wife, Marian Chertow, professor of Industrial Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and his two daughters. Among various volunteer activities Matthew is chairman of the New Haven Parking Authority, has been on the Connecticut United Way Board and a member of the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board.
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