a new breed of pitch competition where ideas and industries collide

 

 

 

What is COLLISION?

COLLISION is where startups and people with big ideas represent their industries to compete for attention and cash prizes.  Sponsored by MEWS+, Middletown’s Entrepreneur Community, bold ideas will compete live on stage, each pitching to win votes from the audience – evaluated on originality, potential, functionality, and social impact – and has the opportunity to walk away with cash prizes.

Pitch

Your opportunity to connect and compete – represent your industry while pitching your innovative solution, idea, or technology to a captivated audience – for a chance to win cash prizes.

Attend

Catch a glimpse of Connecticut’s future.  Be exposed to industries most impressive and innovative ideas, and vote for the pitch that has the best creative, new ideas to change the world.

Past COLLISION Events

Wesleyan StartUp Incubator Pitch Night

ONLINE

Watch the pitches & participate with your vote!

MEET OUR WINNER!
Online Pitch : 2020

First Online COLLISION

Watch the pitches & participate with your vote!

MEET OUR WINNER!
First Pitch : 2020

February 12, 2020

Our first pitch of 2020! 

MEET OUR WINNER!
COLLISION Start-Up Incubator Demo Day

December 3, 2019

COLLISION will be presenting pitches from students of Wesleyan’s Startup Incubator Program.

MEET OUR WINNER!
COLLISION ALL STARS

October 23, 2019

Four champions will compete to be named
a COLLISION All Star!

MEET OUR WINNER!
Food v. Tourism

August 28, 2019

Apply to pitch your hot new ideas in food and tourism – show us what you’ve got!

MEET OUR WINNER!
Health v. Education

July 17, 2019

On the stage, health and education ideas will battle it out for a chance to win!

MEET OUR WINNER!
Art v. Tech

May 29, 2019

Three art and three tech ideas will spar to be crowned winner!

MEET OUR WINNER!
COLLISION Kick-Off

April 10, 2019

Six big ideas will compete at the kick-off event!

MEET OUR WINNER!

What is the COLLISION pitch process?

Apply

Submit an application for an opportunity to pitch at an upcoming event. 

Prepare

Six startups will battle it out – so get your pitch ready!

Pitch

Showcase your startup business or big idea for cash prizes and priceless feedback.

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

Susan Hayes
Susan Hayes

The MEWS+

Susan has been the Community Manager at The MEWS+ for three years connecting startups with mentoring resources, organizing workshops for the entrepreneurial community, and managing the COLLISION Pitch Competition. In addition to her work with The MEWS+, Susan works for Sound Web and Launch EZ, collecting and organizing resource data to help startups find what they are looking for all in one place – from accelerators to websites and everything in between.

Tim Laubacher
Tim Laubacher

Sound Web

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.

Rebecca Mead
Rebecca Mead

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.

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