Felicia Rubinstein

Company: HAYVN

Location: Fairfield County

Tell us about your community building activities in 2020?

Hosted Angel Investing 101-3 part series for women to learn how to invest, HAYVN LAUNCH – a launch Incubator, Created a pitch nigh for Young Girls ages 16-22, started a Wellness and Coaching Community Group, Established a Marketing Mastermind Groups/Hot seat group, ran two HAYVN HATCHes Pitch nights for Female founders. Organized a Holiday Gift Shop for over 22 vendors which included the Stamford Symphony.

What community building goals did you accomplish or milestones did you hit in 2020?

Became a certified B-Corp, Won SBA Growth Accelerator Grant, Grew community to 170 members, with 120 different companies, our Operations Manager Won Employee of the Year for Darien Chamber of Commerce.

Nominator Justification

HAYVN is a coworking site for women founded by Felicia Rubinstein. During COVID, Felicia created an online community for women entrepreneurs, hosting virtual events each day on a variety of topics from COVID related financial assistance to organizational change to mental health. She launched CT's first incubator for women in 2021 and the first cohort of six women-founded businesses are raising capital. She was the only CT winner of the SBA's Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.

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