Fall 2021
MEWS+ Incubator Pitch

December 1, 2021





Four inspiring start-ups
pitched their business ideas…

The MEWS+ Incubator is a collaboration between the MEWS+The Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, CTNext, and a host of local resources and business leaders.  The ten-week course assists entrepreneurs to refine their business ideas, learn fundamental business concepts, and work through the initial stages of their business.

The program includes a workshop series with topics including business strategy, finance, legal, marketing, technology and productivity, and wellness and personal development. The program also includes mentoring from The MEWS+ network for goal setting and accountability, technical assistance, and the opportunity to pitch in front of community members through a graduation pitch event.

Each of the entrepreneurs who pitched put in a tremendous amount of time and effort into their business plans and their pitch, and welcomed challenging and constructive feedback – as well as opportunities to make new connections with you – their business community here in Middlesex County, and across Connecticut.

Following the pitches, the audience voted for the pitch that presented the most original business idea, had the most long-term potential, provided a useful solution to a real problem, and made a social impact.

Pitcher Lineup

Incredible job by all pitchers!

Congratulations to Rashaan Baskerville of Win-Win B2B Solutions – the audience favorite!

Civic Solutions

With 25+ years in marketing, public relations, parent-child negotiation, and economic development, Susie Beckman is considering a move to self-employment as a grant and proposal writer. She participated in the MEWS+ program to begin the process of business start-up and investigate the viability of her business concept.

Susie Beckman
Civic Solutions

The Paper Fascinator

The Paper Fascinator is a locally-owned women’s small business that provides party planning paper decorations for family and corporate events. From Save the Date to the Thank You’s, The Paper Fascinator can help you carry your theme across the event.  Product themes encompass bridal, baby, birthday, and special events.  Product lines include invitations, signage, place cards, favors and thank you’s.

As featured on Channel 4’s News in Los Angeles, Adele Frost, The Paper Fascinator, is well known for her Thanksgiving Turkey Party Favors as a featured takeaway at a drive-by holiday event during the COVID pandemic. Her signature products are personalized tea party favors, selling nationally across USA’s contiguous States on Etsy. She continues to work with corporate event planners from Los Angeles and is sought out locally in Connecticut for her paper flower wall art.

Adele is seeking local Wedding Planners for service and collaboration, as well as, Corporate Event Planners in need of logo tags or favors within gift boxes.

Adele Frost
The Paper Fascinator


Go Within Energy & Body Therapies

After nearly twenty years helping her clients as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Courtney Coleman is now empowering today’s workforce to manage stress in a whole new, but centuries-old, way with Qigong and her company, Go Within Energy and Body Therapies, LLC in Chester, Connecticut.

Current levels of workplace stress are unsustainable, and Courtney’s work literally breathes more life into your team and your company.   Courtney’s Go Within, the Workplace Pitch sheds light on the danger and expense of workplace stress as she provides the solution that we all need professionally and personally.

Courtney’s vision is to bring joy and vitality into YOUR workplace!

Courtney Coleman
Go Within Energy & Body Therapies


Win-Win B2B Solutions

At Win-Win B2B Solutions, we help entrepreneurs unlock their true growth potential by removing wasted time and effort from their daily lives. We do this by partnering with small businesses to automate their tedious manual office work.

From data entry, to employee and customer onboarding, to marketing, and even fulfillment of deliverables, there are many opportunities to improve the productivity and profitability of your business through the superpower of automation!

If you’d like to learn more about how the superpower of automation could benefit your business, take our business process automation survey and receive a free video introduction to marketing automation.

Rashaan Baskerville
Win-Win B2B Solutions



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