Why the name?
The “En” part of the name comes from the Japanese word 「縁」. It has a few related meanings: chance encounter, fate, bonds, relationship, and connection. In English, the prefix, “En” has a meaning “to cause to be in” the condition or “to effectuate” when combined with the other words such as: Enact, Entrust, Enrich, and Encourage. So, we created the word “EnConnect” to mean “causing to be in connection” as our company name.
Register to attend the third annual CSU Collegiate Challenge (April 27, 2016) hosted by Colorado State University's Institute for Entrepreneurship, a partner in promoting Biz Girls with us.
In collaboration with Rockies Venture Club and Biz Girls, EnConnect Holdings was awarded $15,000 and $2,000 in Cluster Grant respectively for activities to increase entrepreneurship activities in Fort Collins.
Otsuga was appointed as the Komon (Corporate Advisor) to Shikoku Technology Licensing Office (TLO), technology commercialization entity for the consortium of five national universities in the Shikoku island of Japan.
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Hope Hartman is appointed as the Executive Director of Biz Girls, a 501(c)3, non-profit group promoting high schools age girls to develop leadership skills.
Otsuga was appointed as an Proof of Concept Program Advisor to Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Okinawa, Japan.
Hope Hartman is selected as the Advisor to New West Genetics, developing superior varieties of industrial hemp.