Janis Colilns

Co-Founder
The Refinery

Janis Collins, entrepreneur in residence for CTNext, and the Stamford Innovation Center, is a mentor and advisor to early stage ventures. She is also the co-founder of The Refinery, an accelerator that is transforming women led startups in Connecticut into scaleable businesses.

Ms. Collins started and leads a women’s entrepreneur forum, Founder’s Connect, to help provide women entrepreneurs of Fairfield County more access to capital, networks and knowledge. A committed and passionate advisor to startups, she recently created Juice, an event to connect food innovators, mentors and investors. Ms. Collins coaches dozens of regional startups, using her proven methodology to help them develop their pitch, refine their business models, and create their go-forward plans.

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