6 Stony Brook Road
Westport, CT 06880
The Refinery was founded in mid-2014 to fuel the growth of companies with women-led/diverse teams. Through an intense, customized curriculum and structured mentoring, companies develop a growth and funding strategy that is supported by an engaged community of peers, advisors and investors. In 2 years, The Refinery has achieved rapid results: 31 companies mentored by 70+ subject expert mentors, through four program cycles, raising $8 million+ in funds. Several bioscience companies have been participants including diagnostics, patient health records and orthotics. The Refinery has the capabilities to mentor a wide range of bioscience companies that are ready to commercialize, and has drawn companies from Boston to New York to Connecticut to Philadelphia. The Refinery is led by Janis Collins and Jennifer Gabler.