The latest Flight Night startup pitch event took place Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at reSET in Hartford, CT.
Hosted by reSET and Murtha Cullina LLP, the event enabled nine local startups to pitch their businesses in front of an audience of community members, investors, business experts, mentors, and friends.
Judges Dave Menard, mentor and partner at Murtha Cullina and Mitch Jackson, Managing Partner at Northeast Payments, were on hand to provide constructive feedback and “poke holes” in startup presenters’ business assumptions.
Dave noted that presenting startups were doing “brave and important” work, helping to create a community. “Connecticut can be a center for entrepreneurship,” he noted.
Mitch reminded the pitching entrepreneurs to “be patient and trust the process.”
The Flight Night presenters are all startups building businesses for profit and purpose. The event encouraged networking with entrepreneurs and other members of Connecticut’s thriving startup ecosystem.
Flight Night presenters included:
- Bare Life
- Career in STEM
- Jam Program
- Kazark News
- Kiyomi Beauty, LLC
SiggPay received the “best company for growth potential” nomination. Kazark News and Kiyomi Beauty were awarded the “best pitch” and “best new product” superlatives.
reSET is a nonprofit organization that supports Hartford-area entrepreneurs by providing co-working space and accelerator and mentoring programs. The organization is working to advance the social enterprise sector by inspiring innovation and community collaboration with the strategic goals of being the “go-to” place for impact entrepreneurs, making Hartford the impact city and making Connecticut the social enterprise state.