Thank You Mary Anne

We wanted to take a moment to thank Mary Anne Rooke for the work she has done with the CTNext program and to wish her all the best in the future. She was instrumental in creating a strong partnership network to support entrepreneurs and startups and helped to launch the Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIAs), which provide small grants for innovative projects. Mary Anne has also helped to connect several CI portfolio companies to angel investors from the New England angel network and now that Mary Anne has concluded her work with CTNext, she has expanded her work with the Angel Capital Association (ACA),  Angel Investor Forum (AIF) and Crossroads Venture Group (CVG). Mary Anne is available to provide management consulting to businesses within the ecosystem.  If you would like to contact her, please do so through

Bioscience exec supports effort to bring startups to region

By Lee Howard
Publication: The Day
Published 02/24/2013 12:00 AM

The newly named president of the state’s leading bioscience organization said she supports a legislative initiative to help startup biotech and pharmaceutical firms launch in southeastern Connecticut.

…. “I think it’s a great idea,” Susan Froshauer of Guilford, who will assume her duties as leader of Connecticut United for Research Excellence April 1, said in a phone interview.

… Mary Anne Rooke, director of the Technology Incubation Program at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point in Groton, has been one of the key figures in jump starting local entrepreneurial activity. [READ MORE]