COLLISION All Stars 2019

October 23rd

 

 

 

 

Attend COLLISION – 

In 2019, over 20 start-ups competed in the inaugural season of COLLISION.  The four winners will head to the stage once again to compete to be named a COLLISION All Star!  

COLLISION is not your typical pitch event – be inspired, become invested, and participate in the entrepreneurial ecosystem thriving in Connecticut!  COLLISION brings people from different industries together with the goal of sparking new ideas, new ways of thinking and collaborations. 

Join us as entrepreneurs and startups pitch the audience for a chance to win prize money, traction, and gain attention.  Vote for your favorite and they could win even more!

Agenda

Wednesday, October 23rd
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

5:00:  Check-in & Collect Your Investment Money

5:10 to 5:50:  Pitches 

5:50 to 6:00:  Cast Your Votes

6:00:  Winners Announced

Location

The Red Lion Hotel
100 Berlin Road, Cromwell

COLLISION All Stars will be a featured event within the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Connecticut Connections event. 

Register for COLLISION

This is a free event as part of 2019 Connecticut Connections.
Space is limited – advance registration is recommended. 

Tickets include food, drink ticket, and “$25,000” in investment cash for voting for your favorite pitches. All attendees will receive one $10,000 chip, two $5,000 chips, and five $1,000 chips to drop into the voting bucket of the ventures they want to “fund.”  Chips can be distributed across multiple ventures or used to support a single venture.  

Upon arrival, attendees may also purchase an additional $5,000 chip for $5.00 – this will provide a bit more voting power and support upcoming COLLISION events. 

Once the pitches are complete, the COLLISION team will tally up the investments made in each venture, and winners will be announced based on the total “investment” received.

Pitcher Lineup

CT Film Initiative

Problem
The social adversities and difficulties that are plaguing our American communities require an urgent call to action. Those working through serious afflictions including addiction and domestic violence deserve to not only have their voices heard, but a therapeutic means to heal. The Film For Therapy division of our statewide film initiative allows us to be the voice for these causes through meaningful film pieces that unmask social issues while providing an artistic outlet for those in peril.

Solution
We offer paying jobs for creatives of every niche, to develop and distribute films with a strong social message. CTFI fosters togetherness through the production of our original films that best showcase the talents of up and coming East Coast artists while encouraging the growth of lucrative film-making job opportunities. But, what particularly sets us apart from the mission of other production companies is our Film For Therapy social movement. This makes our process two-fold. While, yes, we are focused on the economic development of the state, we also seek to create a safe and therapeutic space for those overcoming afflictions. Our Film For Therapy movement partners us with Non-Profit organizations that are in need of a voice for social change.

 

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Gathr

Problem
We are lonelier than ever before, and it’s wreaking havoc on our mental health as a society. Heavy urbanization and digitization have eroded the community bonds that we once had. They are still an essential part of life, but the systems by which we accessed them have become much scarcer than before. Our mission is to reconnect communities around home dining tables.

Solution
Homecooked is a social dining platform for home cooks to organize small communal meals connecting guests around their home dining table. These meals seat 6 to 8, and are a chance for people to connect over food together.

We structure the social experience through Circles, which organize meals through different communities (like Entrepreneurs & Makers, Moms, or Grief & Loss), and Bread Breakers (our own brand of ice-breaker questions designed around connection).

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Engagement Solutions

Engagement Solutions platform connects clients and providers via a cloud-based, web/mobile friendly platform.  The platform allows families to remain in control of their secure data, and share it easily to those programs which they choose to enroll.  Programs would be able to communicate with clients via a secure system, and share information cross-programs with the clients consent. Programs who would benefit from the Engagement Solutions platform include, but are not limited to: Healthcare providers, Government Agencies, Non-Profit Orgs, Local Education Authorities (School Districts), For Profit Businesses, Licensed Child Care/Family Day Care.

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Rapid Patient Mover

Our Rapid Patient Mover (RPM) addresses the problem of quickly and efficiently removing patients from any environment. First developed for the unique demands of an active shooter incident, the RPM has found applicability to a broad range of patient evacuation and moving situations. The RPM is the only patient handling device that can be efficiently deployed under a patient without having to lift or roll them first and uniquely addresses the shortcomings of both traditional hard and soft patient carriers.

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