Accelerators / Women in tech

Beacon & Lively was chosen for a Connecticut accelerator for women founders

For the Refinery accelerator program, CEO Veronica Becker travels between Philly and Westport, Conn.

Beacon & Lively at the 2014 Entrepreneur Expo. (Photo by Juliana Reyes)

Wearable tech firm Beacon & Lively is part of the winter class of Refinery, a Westport, Conn., accelerator for women-led businesses, cofounder Dave Becker told us. There are ten startups in the current class.

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Beacon & Lively CEO Veronica Becker. (Photo via Facebook)

His wife, Veronica Becker, is the CEO of the company and travels back and forth between Philly and Connecticut for the program.
It’s a different model from traditional accelerators that invest and take equity. Instead, the program costs $800 and startups can opt to give up to two percent equity to Refinery (though it’s not clear why they would). Beacon & Lively did not give up any equity, Dave Becker said.
Since shutting down its Kickstarter, Beacon & Lively has been doing the fundraising rounds, he told us.

Companies: Beacon & Lively

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