The Refinery

  • NonProfit
6 Stony Brook Rd.
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 858-1649
  • About

    OUR MISSION IS TO:

    accelerate the growth of innovative early stage ventures resulting in job creation and viable investments.
    serve the underserved market of women.
    engage local intellectual and financial capital in the growth of new businesses.
    create a repeatable model and platform that can be used in other communities.
    WHAT MAKES “THE REFINERY” DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ACCELERATORS?

    highly individualized program, generating a personalized plan with milestones and timeframes.
    pre-revenue companies, as well as those who have launched or need a reboot can benefit.
    value added mentors with industry specific and relevant experience matched to each participant's needs.
    supports the ability to “rise above the fray” and get mindshare of early stage investors and highly experienced entrepreneurs.

    CT location allows for accessing both NYC and Boston networks.

    starting point for a longer term relationship; our mentorship does not end at the end of the formal twelve week period.
    WHY WOMEN IN A LEADERSHIP ROLE?

    underserved market
    fastest growing startup segment
    greater capital efficiency - women led businesses use less capital to exit
    companies with women in leadership roles have proven greater results