Last night (November 16, 2016) The Refinery hosted another outstanding, packed, pitch event for female entrepreneurs at the Stamford Innovation Center — it was the finals of Fueling the Growth, a program The Refinery ran with UBER and with the backing of the Kaufman Foundation. Following a an extensive multi-month pitching process that started with short UBERPitch rides with investors in multiple cities, at the end of the night Liquidaty co-founder Lisa Wong brought in first prize of $50,000.
Here’s a video overview of the program.
It was a truly amazing night for entrepreneurs from Connecticut and around the nation. Kicking off the night, 25 UberPITCH semifinalists showcased their companies. Investors selected the top ten pitches for a final round. The final pitches were all outstanding, with Liquidaty the winner of the top prize.
Co-founded by Lisa and Matt Wong, Liquidaty is a platform designed to streamline data through automated data cleansing, standardizing complex data sets into actionable resources. Right now, Liquidaty offers solutions for all types of Finance Analytics, with Healthcare, Insurance, and Legal Services set to roll out soon.
Here’s the rest of the prizes and prize winners:
- Scouted — $30K
- My Gene Counsel — $20K
- Froth — $20K
- Corrie Health — $15K
- Audience Favorite: Corrie Health — $1.5K
Congratulations to all semi-finalists, finalists and award winners. Fantastic job by all.
It all started with a ride in an UBER.
On October 26, 2016, selected entrepreneurs in Stamford, New Haven, Washington DC, Providence, and Kansas City took Uber rides with a top investor. Throughout these 5 cities, 150 women entrepreneurs pitched their tech to investors during a 15 minute ride, dubbed UberPITCH 2016.
Left to Right: The Refinery co-founders Janis Collins and Jennifer Gabler, with Britta Mulderrig of Uber CT and Luke Arterburn of Uber DC.
25 semifinalists were chosen.
Kansas City: ConsultUS Technologies, PopBookings, Mobility Designed, Play-it Health
New Haven, CT: My Gene Counsel, Torigen Pharmaceuticals, SepsisDx, RepVisits
Stamford, CT: Curative Orthopaedics, Liquidaty, Scouted, Fairygodboss, FROTH
Washington, DC: Wellinks, Electric Feel, The Mentor Method, MoneyComb, Corrie Health, Unbound, RedShred, SameGrain
Providence, RI: Bioarray Genetics, Vitae Industries, Sproutel and BREONICS.
Congratulations to Lisa Wong, co-founder of Liquidaty, for the big win, and to The Refinery for yet another successful program.