Congratulations to our Winners

1st Prize - $10,000 and $1,500 in legal services from Dentons- Mymee

2nd Prize - $5,000 in legal services from DayPitney - Silver Bills

3rd Prize - $2,500 in IP legal services from Dentons - Video Fizz


The Refinery hosted the Fueling the Growth Pitch Competition at the The Second Annual Newark Tech Summit, in support of the City of Newark's Tech Week, a weeklong city-wide celebration of technology and innovation, which takes place October 18 through October 22. 

Founded in 2015, Newark Tech Week is a true collaboration between The City of Newark, local startups, fintech entrepreneurs, universities and incubators, meant to promote connectivity and showcase its evolution into a dynamic tech hub, as part of Newark’s greater technology renaissance.

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 Newark, investors from Pantegrion Capital, SoundBoard Angels and Pipeline Angels met with founders.

The one-on-one meetings were held at Equalspace, at 2 Gateway Center, C&K Properties’ Class A office building in the heart of downtown Newark.   All applicants were pre-screened by The Refinery team.


1st Prize - $10,000 cash prize, and $1,500 in IP legal services from Dentons

2nd Prize - $5,000 in legal services from  Day Pitney

3rd Prize - $2,500 in IP legal services from Dentons

Meet the Investors

Meet the Judges

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