Connecticut companies get $10,000 entrepreneurial awards

Connecticut companies get $10,000 entrepreneurial awards

(New Haven Register, 2/21/17)

A New Haven-based company that makes caffeinated energy bars has won $12,000 in an entrepreneurial competition. Verb Energy Manufacturing won the money at the Entrepreneur Innovation Awards held last week by CTNext, a program designed to work with the state’s entrepreneurial community. The company, which was founded by a group of Yale University students, makes energy bars made from green tea.

Verb and two other finalists — GinzVelo Hybrid Electric Cycles in West Hartford and Marlborough-based Sweetflexx — all received $10,000 for being selected as winners of the competition. Verb received an additional $2,000 for being the favorite company of the audience that attended the Feb. 16 competition in Hartford.

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