On December 14, 10 Connecticut-based women entrepreneurs pitched their innovative product and service ideas at the semiannual Women Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition, hosted by the Women’s Business Center at the University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center (EC-WBC).

“Entrepreneurs continue to face challenges related to pandemic survival and recovery,” emphasized EC-WBC Program Manager Milena Erwin, who was moderator of the competition. “At the WBC, we’re excited to provide this opportunity to reward and spotlight innovative ideas from women entrepreneurs in Connecticut.”

The EC-WBC received more than 40 high-quality submissions. Everyone competing brought creativity and business acumen along with strong business concepts. Pitches were judged on business viability, impact, and originality, and prizes were provided by NBT Bank.


  • 1st Place: RFarm, Linda Graham


  • AcceleratED Learning LLC, Angela Egan
  • Crystalneuro, Ludmila Kvochina

The EC-WBC thanks the judges, featured speaker, and NBT Bank for providing the prizes:

The EC-WBC will host the next Women Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition in June 2022.