Announcing the Ventures in the Collab Fall Accelerator 2020

3 min readOct 16, 2020
In light of COVID-19, The Collab Accelerator is currently virtual.

Collab is an accelerator for Connecticut entrepreneurs. We envision a Greater New Haven where civically activated businesses run by people of color and women entrepreneurs help create community wealth, livelihoods for families, and structural change.

And now, we’re proud to introduce you to the 11 ventures in the Collab Fall Accelerator 2020 cohort:

Dorlé Collection provides professional clothing beautifully handcrafted in West Africa that allows women a convenient avenue to confidently express themselves.

Dragon Haven offers therapeutic groups that support youth and families in meeting their social and communication goals via collaborative storytelling games, like Dungeons & Dragons.

Health Equity Analytical Lens (HEAL) provides public health research and advocacy training using a proprietary application to assist residents and public officials with building healthier communities through policy change.

Honey Catering is a food delivery service providing delicious, healthy, and customizable meals for those who can’t cook for themselves, or just don’t want to.

Kelewele celebrates the African Diaspora through flavorful, affordable vegan foods, beverages, and desserts that feature and reimagine plantains.

More Than Walking is an international community of peer mentors and therapists building free online video courses and sharing local information to inspire and equip spinal cord injured patients pursuing independent living.

Natural Wine Shop is female-owned and run neighborhood wine shop offering exclusively natural, organic and biodynamic wine.

rsgrdn. provides sustainable, plastic-free, natural skin and hair care that soothes the mind, body, and soul, bringing peace and care to your ever-changing world.

Sankofa offers tailored, culturally competent interior design and professional organizing services for those seeking harmony and synergy between themsleves and the spaces they inhabit.

The Notorious P.I.C creates immersive and imaginative photographic experiences for people who want to celebrate life and the milestones in between.

The Midnight Oil Collective is an artist-led investment group striving for economic and racial justice through equitable art project development.

Interested in learning more about Collab? Head to our website.




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