March, 5th, 2019

WHIPgroup’s InventLab™ resident encaptiv™ – a Connecticut-based startup co-founded by Shannon Malkin Daniels, Matt Daniels, and Josh Gaddy – has been hard at work and is extremely pleased with the reception of the December 2018 release of its beta interactive presentation platform. While developing its platform, encaptiv™ has been the recipient of multiple awards for its success as a tech startup. In September 2018, encaptiv™ won CTNext’s Entrepreneur Innovation Award, which included a $10,000 grant. In October 2018, encaptiv™ placed in the top 4 of Startupalpoolza NYC (out of more than 30 companies) and won Startupalooza Stamford. Last December, encaptiv™ was named One of the Best Tech Startups in Stamford in 2019 by The Tech Tribune. This February, encaptiv™ was accepted to the CTNext Mentor Program, which pairs them with mentors who can help accelerate and grow the company, and culminates in a pitch contest for a $20,000 grant. In addition, Shannon was nominated as a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year and encaptiv™ a finalist for Venture of the Year in the CT Entrepreneur Awards. Community voting for the awards is open through March 25th.

encaptiv™ has also been tirelessly inspiring other entrepreneurs by speaking at events like 1 Million Cups Stamford and to students at the UCONN Business School. encaptiv’s™ website, along with the beta release of their revolutionary presentation platform, can be found at

As a member of WHIPgroup’s InventLab,™ encaptiv™ not only benefits from free office and meeting space with professional-grade tech amenities, but WHIPgroup is also securing encaptiv’s™ patent and trademark rights at no cost in an effort to help encaptiv™ access startup resources in Fairfield County and beyond.

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