a new breed of pitch competition where ideas and industries collide


What is Collision?

Collision is a new type of competition where start ups 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.


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.


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.

Upcoming Collision Events

Collision Kick-Off

April 10

Six big ideas will compete at the kick-off event – all industries welcome!

Art v. Tech

May 22

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

Health v. Education

July 17

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

Food v. Tourism

August 28

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

What is the Collision pitch process?


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


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


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!

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