|Contact:||Jennifer Gabler, Co-founder|
The Refinery is a new project based in Westport that leverages extensive local intellectual and financial capital to help women-led businesses grow. (The definition: at least one woman in a leadership role.) The Westport Library has integrated The Refinery into its Maker-in-Residence program, and innovative Maker Spaces are available to Refinery members. The Refinery differs from other accelerators because it is highly individualized; it serves pre-revenue companies, as well as those that have launched or need a re-boot; it matches mentors with industry-specific experience, and its location accesses New York and Boston networks.