Roxbury Innovation

Center Presents


February  11th

5:00 PM - 8:00PM


It Starts With an Idea

We believe that innovation is for everyone.

That anyone, anywhere, can have an idea that helps solve real problems. That includes You.

Venture Cafe New England is providing space for entrepreneurs in Roxbury and Greater Boston to pitch their business ideas for a chance To Bring That Idea To Life.




Apply To Pitch

on February 11th, ten entrepreneurs from the Roxbury and Greater Boston community will have the chance to pitch their business to a panel of judges for a chance to win prize funding.





Interested Members of the community will have the opportunity to attend a free pitch workshop to help prepare a strong application on January 21st,2020.


Venture Cafe New England will be accepting applications until Noon Eastern time on January 24th, 2020. Our team will not consider any applications after the deadline, and all applicants will be informed of the status of their application by 5:00 PM on January 25th, 2020.


The ten Applicants chosen for pitch night will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour consultation on either 01/30/2020 or 01/31/2020. to further develop their pitch decks.

Judge Panel

Our Pitch Competition will feature a diverse Judge panel of accomplished entrepreneurs and members of the Greater Boston Community. 

Justina Gallegos

Justina Gallegos is an Investment Partner at Equal Opportunity Ventures, a Boston-based venture fund investing in entrepreneurs building businesses that address inequality in the U.S.


She was previously was an appointee in the Obama White House and Treasury and is focused on social determinants of health at EO Ventures. 

the Pitch Contestants


Timo Dayo-Kayode

Worksense is a people analytics company building software that helps leaders at tech companies remove unfair biases from employee compensation and promotion decisions.


They won the SXSW Student Startup Competition last year and were in the inaugural MassChallenge RI cohort of 2018. Check them out at


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Demo tables and Networking with Pitch Night Contestants and other event attendees. Meet the pitchers, hear about their businesses, and make valuable connections!

6:00 - 6:15 PM


Official welcome, opening remarks and introductions from the

Roxbury Innovation Center Director.

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM


Pitching Begins!

7:30 PM - 7:45 PM


Judge Deliberation & Announcement of Upcoming Venture Cafe New England Programs

7:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Announcement of Pitch Contest Winners


Other Programs

RSVP To Pitch Night!

Would you like to attend Pitch Night? Come and support local entrepreneurs and innovators in the Greater Roxbury Community. We will have light refreshments, networking opportunities,

and demo tables for the competing entrepreneurs. 

February 11th, 2020 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 


2300 Washington Street, Roxbury Massachusetts, 02119

Bolling Building 2nd Floor "School Committee room"

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