Announcing the Ventures in the Collab Spring Accelerator 2021

3 min readMay 12, 2021
In light of COVID-19, The Collab Accelerator is currently virtual.

Collab is proudly supported by the New Haven Innovation Collaborative, CTNext, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the City of New Haven, individual donors, and many others with partnership support from the New Haven Free Public Library.

Collab is an accelerator for Connecticut entrepreneurs. Our mission is to provide entrepreneurs with impactful, rigorous business support using a compassionate, fundamentally heart-centered approach so that they can build good businesses, create economic power, and shape their communities for themselves and their families.

We prioritize serving people of color and women — particularly Black and Latinx entrepreneurs — who face persistent and significant barriers because of structural racism and sexism.

And now, we’re proud to introduce you to the 7 ventures in the Collab Spring Accelerator 2021 cohort:

D’or Noir is an inviting beauty salon and supply store that provides a safe learning environment and holistic consultation on products and services for women to reach their desired hair goals.

Kelpbucha is a delicious, nutritious, CT-made kombucha featuring locally sourced kelp for the consumer concerned with healing their gut and the Long Island Sound.

Salute for Style seeks to reduce inequities by providing wardrobes and workshops for our women heroes and their families.

Harriet’s Box is a subscription box providing Black Womxn with reliable, effortless access to holistic healing & wellness tools, products, and educational resources.

SLEEC connects students and teachers to authentic learning experiences through service and partnerships with community organizations to achieve learning objectives through compassionate action.

My Reflection Matters is a co-learning community supporting educators & caregivers wanting to re-imagine education & parenting centered in liberation.

Rooting is a non-profit consulting organization that catalyzes and supports communities in Connecticut and neighboring regions through projects that boost people and planetary vitality through the recovery of soil health.

Join us for the Collab Spring 2021 Pitch Day to celebrate this cohort of Connecticut ventures. Attend to hear their stories, see their hard work, and find out how you can support. Register here.




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