2016 CT-Israel Innovations Showcase

International Businesses Put Down Roots in Connecticut

WNPR interview by Lydia Brown & Lucy Nalpathanchil
Who is responsible for bringing international businesses to Connecticut. How much is the state investing in this effort? And what's the expected return?
Click here to listen.


Brad Mondschein, Partner, Pullman & Comley, LLC (and one of the founders of the CT-Israel Innovations Showcase)

Kobi Benita, CEO,Nervomatrix Corp

Beatriz Gutierrez, Executive Director,Dept. of Economic and Community Development’s Office of Business Development

Jason Giulietti, Vice President of Business Recruitment, Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC)

Glendowlyn Thames, Director, CTNext (and project leader for VentureClash)

The MetroHartford Alliance, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. presented the 2016 Connecticut-Israel Innovations Showcase on Wednesday, May 11 at Infinity Music Hall and Bistro in Hartford. The program featured remarks by Israeli business leaders who have chosen to locate their U.S. operations in Connecticut - along with local academic, medical and economic development leaders who are partnering with Israeli organizations. The Showcase was part of the 2016 Israel Festival, a weeklong celebration of Israel from May 8 to May 15.

Many thanks to our program sponsors, including:

 DECD logo    Pullman and Comley     Universal Enterprise LLC 

and UCONN Global, UCONN Health, Wellstone Insurance, Cantor Colburn LLP, and Wiggin and Dana.

Watch the full program below.


  • A gallery of event photos is available here.
  • Click here for a 'Pulse of the Region' podcast on the Connecticut-Israel business connection.
  • Read a Hartford Courant article about the Showcase here.

Learn More about Our Israeli Presenters

H2O Farm is a Guilford-based lettuce farm that uses hydroponic technology to save up to 80 percent of the water used through recirculation and eliminate groundwater contamination. Click here for a brief video.

SolView is a Hartford-based company that uses patent pending image analysis and computer vision technology to help solar companies target and engage customers, increase conversion rates and reduce marketing costs. Click here for a brief video.

To learn more about the Alliance's international business development initiatives, contact Rebecca Nolan at 860.728.2280 or rnolan@metrohartford.com.