711 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA

Office Hours with the Refinery

The Refinery will be hosting Office Hours every day of WE BOS week!

Meet with investors and business coaches to get feedback on your business.

Best for:

  • High growth potential tech companies ready to scale i.e. have product/market/fit and are looking to raise capital
  • Companies looking for guidance on building their team, marketing strategy, customer acquisition and financial
Office Hours Schedule:
Janis Collins and Jen Gabler, co-founders, The Refinery, Monday, October 17, 9am-3pm
Barbara Clarke, angel investor and Janis Collins, Tuesday, October 18, 9am-3pm
Galia Gichon, angel investor, Wednesday, October 19, 9am-3pm
Erika Smith, Blavatnik Innovation fund and Janis Collins, Friday, October 21, 9am-11am
Jen Gabler, Friday, October, 21, 11am – 3pm, via ZOOM (Virtual Office Hours)

About The Refinery:

In 2011-2013, less than 2.7% of venture capital went to women-led companies. The Refinery was founded in mid-2014 to fuel the growth of women-led companies and close this funding gap. Leading companies that have participated in their mentor-driven, intense personalized program, raise on-average, $700,000 within six months of completing their program.
Since inception, The Refinery has had 31 companies, 4 cohorts, who have raised $10million+ funds.  Most recently, The Refinery ran VentureCamp for 31 internationally based companies.  The camp received rave reviews from both the participants and Connecticut Innovations, the funding source.
Currently, The Refinery has teamed up with Uber, and the Kauffman Foundation to launch Fueling the Growth Pitch Competition for technology-driven, women-led companies.