MEWS+ Mentor
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Tim Laubacher - Tech Mentor

Tim Laubacher

Tim is the entrepreneur-in-residence at The MEWS, in Middetown. Tim provides free mentoring and consulting sessions on starting up a new business, with a focus on technology, lean startup, pitching and marketing.

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Elizabeth Galletta - Legal Mentor

Elizabeth Galletta

An attorney for over 15 years helping businesses in a variety of industries protect and monetize their inventions and brands. Elizabeth offers Office Hours at The MEWS every other Tuesday upon request. She can answer a variety of legal questions including IP protection, formation, contracts and more.

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Makaela Kingsley - Social Entrepreneurship Mentor

Jim Jackson

Makaela started her career in the nonprofit sector, doing fundraising and public relations for Planned Parenthood, and served on a variety of nonprofit boards during the past 20 years. Since 2013, she has advised student entrepreneurs as director of Wesleyan University's Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Makaela has an in-depth understanding of higher education and lots of exposure to large and small social enterprises.

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Jim Jackson - CT SBDC

Jim Jackson

Jim provides no-cost, confidential assistance including business plan review, growth strategies, market research and guidance with loan and grant applications. Clients create viable businesses, generate long-term jobs and access more money to expand and start businesses with his help.

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