Congratulations to our Winners

1st Prize - $15,000 - Day Zero Diagnostics

2nd Prize - $5,000 - Torigen/Vetivax

3rd Prize - TCN Fellowship and WeWork membership  - Astarte


Congratulations to our 7 Finalists



Day Zero Diagnostics






Fueling the Growth Pitch Competition

The Refinery hosted Fueling the Growth Pitch Competition at the Boston WeWork, in support of the City of Boston's Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS) Week.  WE BOS week convenes Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem for a full week of educational programming, mentoring opportunities, and networking events designed to support women entrepreneurs.

The Refinery teamed with angel and venture capital investors to get as many female founders, as possible, in one-on-one meetings with investors. Founders pitched for 7 minutes, and received 7 minutes of feedback.  Investors selected the top companies to pitch-off for cash and other prizes at the evening awards/networking event.  Highlights from last year's event can be found here.

In Boston, investors from Flybridge Capital, GE Ventures, Battery Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Goldenseeds, Pipeline Angels, and LaunchPad met with founders. Meet our investors below.

The one-on-one meetings were held at one of the WeWork Boston locations, Fort Point, St. James, and South Station.  All applicants were pre-screened by The Refinery team.




Meet the Investors

Meet the Judges



Thank you to our Sponsors

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