reSET revealed the winners of its 2017 Venture Showcase last week at The Mark Twain House. The annual event recognizes the talented entrepreneurs and innovative businesses that have just graduated from reSET’s nationally recognized accelerator.
The entrepreneurs pitched their business models to an audience of founders, investors, and community and corporate stakeholders. An esteemed panel of judges, including Tony Vengrove of Miles Finch Innovation, Michael Nicastro of Continuity, and Lalitha Shivaswamy of Helios Management Corporation, selected the winners.
reSET Impact Award Winners
CareerPath Mobile – $10,000
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Phood LLC – $4,000
The Walker Group’s Tech Impact Award
Phood LLC – $10,000
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The reSET Venture Showcase’s prize purse was made possible by a handful of reSET’s community partners: The Walker Group (Presenting Platinum Sponsor), The Hartford (Platinum Sponsor), Eversource (Gold Sponsor), AT&T (Gold Sponsor), Accounting Resources, Inc. (Silver Sponsor), Qualidigm (Silver Sponsor), CT By the Numbers (Silver Sponsor), and Aeton Law Partners (Silver Sponsor). The David Alan Hospitality Group and Capture provided in-kind services.
reSET also receives generous support from its Strategic Partners: The Walker Group, Connecticut Innovations, the MetroHartford Alliance, and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.
Since its inception, reSET has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars to scaling ventures. Graduates of the organization’s accelerator have generated $4.4 million in revenue and have taken on $5.5 million in investment.
reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust, is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance Greater Hartford’s social enterprise sector. In addition to providing co-working space and accelerator and mentoring programs, reSET aims to inspire innovation and community collaboration. Learn more at resetco.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter @resetco_org, and Instagram @resetco.