What is COLLISION?
COLLISION is a new type of competition where startups and people with big ideas represent their industries to compete for attention and cash prizes. Sponsored by MEWS, Middletown’s Entrepreneur Workspace, bold ideas will compete live on stage during the 2019 inaugural events. Each pitch will spar to win votes from the audience – evaluated on originality, potential, functionality, and social impact – and has the opportunity to walk away with up to $700 in prizes.
Upcoming COLLISION Events
Why you should be there…
As a young startup, COLLISION can help you further validate your market and your product or service, improve presentation skills, become part of a community, and recruit new team members. COLLISION is perfect for vetting your idea, and for gaining traction and attention.
At COLLISION, attendees will be inspired, become invested, and participate in the entrepreneurial ecosystem thriving in Connecticut.
COLLISION is not your typical pitch event – we’ll see you there!
COLLISION Organizing Committee
An attorney for over 15 years helping businesses in a variety of industries protect and monetize their inventions and brands. Elizabeth has worked with large manufacturing companies, specialty chemical companies, and companies that manufacture and sell personal care products. She has also worked with start-up companies in the biotech arena as well as start-ups that focus on professional services and food/beverage products.
Blend Superfood Cafe
Jake and his family are experienced restaurateurs and currently own and operate Chow in Clinton, Connecticut. Chow’s success led to the family opening Blend Superfood Cafe, also in Clinton.
Ann Pellegrini, CRPC©
At Edward Jones, every strategy we offer and every solution we recommend is based on what’s most important to you. Once we understand your priorities, we can help you identify specific financial goals and develop strategies to help you work toward achieving them. Working confidentially with you and your CPA, attorney and other professionals, I can help determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family. We also have thousands of firm associates and advanced technology supporting our office to help you reach your financial goals.
Allied Mortgage Group
A seasoned mortgage loan officer, manager and prior company owner with over 28 years of industry experience, having personally originated thousands of mortgage loans throughout New England. Noted for creativity in overcoming challenging situations and seeing loans through to closing. Knowledgeable conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, CHFA and jumbo loan officer. 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2011 winner of the “Five Star” Client Service Award for mortgage loan officers, as reported in “Connecticut Magazine” Kirk is one of less than 1% of all loan officers in CT who have received this award six or more times. Over the course of my career, I am very proud of my exemplary customer service record.
Rebecca Mead Communications
Rebecca is the founder and principal at Rebecca Mead Communications, where we specialize in marketing strategies, brand development, and website design. We have been fortunate to work with clients and projects of all shapes and sizes, but our passion is for smaller organizations, non-profits, and individuals who value professional marketing and design but might not have the resources to hire a large traditional agency. We love nothing more than to champion small organizations, encouraging them to build bold businesses.
I am a proud Real Estate Agent at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties in Farmington, Connecticut. As a REALTOR® for Berkshire Hathaway, I pride myself in upholding their excellent business ethics and customer service in all transactions and interactions. Being part of a world renowned agency brings my clients a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability & longevity. I also rely on my years of experience consulting customers and negotiating sales, to give my clients the highest level of care and devotion in fulfilling their housing needs.
Tim is a seasoned web and mobile developer as well as a serial entrepreneur. He has helped hundreds of businesses develop their web presence, but his passion is for web and mobile-based startup businesses. Tim is also very involved with the Connecticut startup ecosystem through his platform Launch EZ and by helping to organize the Connecticut Entrepreneur Awards. He has mentored dozens of early-stage tech startup businesses.
MARC Community Resources
A motivational speaker with a demonstrated history of working in the Human service field working directly with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, Tateisha started life coaching in 2018 to help others reach their goals in life and in their career while she is working towards hers. Her mission is to inspire and motivate others to fulfill their goals. She also works on helping people see their worth while defeating their inner demons. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, and Microsoft Office. Strong community and social services professional with a Master’s degree focused in Marriage and Family Therapy from CCSU.
American Merchant Services
Known for my warm and direct style, I take great pride in collaborating and empowering sales and business development teams, utilizing strategic initiatives while driving record profits. Accomplished at objectively identifying a client’s needs, equipping a client with the business services and tools they need to advance their businesses in challenging markets, I forge long-term partnerships.