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!


Tuesday, March 24th
5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

5:30 to 6:00:  Check-in & Collect Your Investment Money

6:15 to 8:30:  Pitches & Refreshments

8:30 to 8:45:  Cast Your Votes

9:00:  Winners Announced


Esca Restaurant and Wine Bar
437 Main Street, Middletown

Voted Middletown’s best Italian food, Esca will be serving appetizers and attendees will receive a drink ticket for a complimentary beer or wine, and the bar will be open for any other requests.

Register for COLLISION

$25.00 per person in advance;  $40.00 per person at the door.
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

Alta Mara

Skin care has become overly complex. Oftentimes, people don’t know what they need, what brands they can trust to be both safe and effective, and how they can avoid paying large premiums. Not only that, our skin is prone to change, which causes us to spend more time and money searching for the products that will accommodate those changes.

Alta Mara is creating skincare that can be customized to consumers’ needs while remaining easy to comprehend, sustainable and price accessible. We are developing an online platform that offers skincare education based on research and information from skincare experts along with a quick survey focused on factors that most directly address skin health to pair people with the right formulas. The skincare routines will be suited to the individual, giving them only what they need.

Jaylen D. Berry Foundation

The Jaylen D. Berry Foundation’s mission is to help close the opportunity gap in the state of Connecticut by providing opportunities and resources to women, men, and families from underrepresented backgrounds. Our vision is to enable “pro-mobility” for underrepresented women, men, and families in Connecticut, in order to foster lasting change in our state.

Our programming includes a scholarship fund program, grant program and other collaborations/partnerships with organizations/change makers who are creating impact in the CT community to bridge the opportunity gap in the state of Connecticut.

Shira and Amal: An Olive Branch Pictures Inc. Production

We are addressing global, inter-generational conflicts collectively and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict specifically, one of the most intractable conflict in human history.

We believe that the best way to mediate multi-generational, international, intractable conflicts is through the education of the next generation and that the best way to reach the next generation is with an Epic, Animated, Musical, Feature Film. Olive Branch Pictures, Inc. is a social enterprise engaging in conflict mediation, using multi-narrative, commercially-viable, animated movies with a representational, ideologically balanced production team and advisory board. Our mission is to help mitigate the cycles of hatred, violence, xenophobia, and propaganda resulting from global intractable conflicts. Our first production addresses the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, one of the most intractable conflicts in human history, with the story “Shira and Amal” about an Israeli girl and a Palestinian girl who use music to bring peace to Jerusalem and to themselves.

We plan to publish Shira and Amal: The Graphic Novel as our Minimum Viable Product in approximately 18 months, followed by a 6-12 month grassroots reading campaign in schools, libraries, community centers, conferences, and festivals, focusing in the Middle East, in order to generate social impact, develop our community and partnership network, and raise Investment Series A. After establishing our animation production team, we will produce Shira and Amal: The Epic Animated Music Feature Film over the next 3 years followed by 12 months of digital, theatrical, festival, and grassroots distribution. Our long-term goal is to then conduct Investment Series B and expand as a sustainable animation studio, applying this methodology to address any global intractable conflict i.e. Kashmir, Russia-Ukraine, refugee crises, etc.

Breakthrough Nutrition

There is a lack of accountability and education regarding healthier lifestyle choices. Redirecting mindsets in the aspects of unhealthy behaviors and choices, while supporting and cultivating healthier lifestyle choices. People lose motivation when they don’t know where to start and don’t have the motivation to keep going with their health goal journey.

I help others achieve their health goals through nutrition. I coach clients on making healthier decisions with their body while I address their mindset. I educate individuals on achieving their goals for total Life success.



MIIST is addressing the vaping epidemic that has become so severe over the past few months. With thousands of illnesses and over 50 deaths, consumers now, more than ever, are demanding a healthier and safer alternative to vaping.

MIIST is a compact portable nebulizer that delivers a safe, nicotine free buzz to its users. The MIIST team has created the world’s smallest portable nebulizer, and made it look very similar to an e-cigarette. Using nebulizer tech allows MIIST to operate with zero heat, making the process of inhalation much safer for all our users.

The MIIST liquid has been formulated with zero nicotine. Instead, we have included natural mood boosters such as 5-HTP and PEA, that target the “happiness” neurotransmitters in your brain and give you a pleasurable buzz that is comparable to nicotine. Most importantly the liquid has been formulated to prevent nicotine cravings and withdrawals, so ex vapers who want to quit their nicotine addictions can actually quit for good. This is the first vaping alternative people actually want to use.



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