[Stamford Advocate] Business Briefs: Hacker Night Now Innovation Roundtable

By Alexander Soule

The Innovation Roundtable is the new name for the Stamford Innovation Center’s weekly Hacker Night information sessions, which bring together people interested in innovation, entrepreneurship and related endeavors.

An Innovation Roundtable on Tuesday, March 3 will feature a presentation by New York-based Vengo Labs, which is designing high-tech vending machines and related software. The session runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Stamford Innovation Center at 175 Atlantic Street, with registration links and information online at

A March 10 Innovation Roundtable session will feature, a social network for independent workers to connect based on compatibility and trade or share space.

Helicopter ride-share takes off in Stamford

Two years after winning a business plan contest sponsored by Sikorsky Aircraft, EvoLux Transportation revealed details of its “crowd-sourcing” idea for helicopter travel, saying it can undercut regular charter flight prices by 60 percent. EvoLux lists its main office at the Sikorsky Innovations Lab in the Stamford Innovation Center, with CEO Ray Leavitt previously having worked for the Enterprise Development Corp. of South Florida. Once a “SkyShare” is created online, EvoLux promotes the proposed crowd-sourced flight on its website and by email to SkyShare members. If enough people join the SkyShare to reach the seat-price goal, the flight is sent to the charter operator for confirmation and passengers share the cost.

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