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These are not typical times, but COLLISION is not your typical pitch event!

While we can’t hold our in-person pitch events, you can participate and join us online to be inspired, become invested, and support the Connecticut entrepreneurial ecosystem.  COLLISION sparks new ideas, new ways of thinking, and future collaborations.

COLLISION online showcases entrepreneurs and startups as they pitch a virtual audience for a chance to win prize money, traction, and gain attention.  Vote for your favorite and they could win even more!

Congratulations to Alta Mara!

Winner of the COLLISION Pitch Competition

Alta Mara

Problem
There is currently not enough clean skincare that is both fully sustainable and effective. Gaps in supply chain data are not allowing the guarantee of safety in our products. While many types of products exist, consumers find them difficult to navigate and trust while searching for price accessible solutions for their particular needs.

Solution
Alta Mara aims to use Green Chemistry to create sustainable custom skincare. Green Chemistry will ensure a safe supply chain while allowing for innovations in making clean beauty more effective. Our skincare products will target a wide range of skin types and needs while accommodating skin changes through add-on products. These products will come in lower quantities at a fraction of whole product cost to make adjusting skincare routines convenient.

Website
https://www.altamarabeauty.com/

MIIST

Problem
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.

Solution
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.

Website
https://mymiist.com/

Shira and Amal

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

Solution
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.

Website
https://www.olivebranchpictures.org/

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