INI Sips Wins Pitch Competition


INI Sips Wins Girls for Technology - Building for Equity Pitch Competition Accelerator, Hartford, Connecticut


November 12, 2021

 INI Sips - Pitch Competition

HARTFORD, Conn. – Davina Ismail of INI Sips Premium Coffee and Tea are the 2021 winners of the – Girls for Technology - Building for Equity Pitch Competition Accelerator.

The first-place winner was picked out of 9 startups that were selected for the accelerator. Each participant presented a 2-minute pitch of their businesses followed by 3 minutes of Q&A from a panel of esteemed judges. At the end, the judges came together to select the top 3 businesses. The winners were awarded prizes of $10,000, $5,000, and $3,000 respectively. In addition, there was also a Crowd Favorite award selected by the audience.

INI Sips Premium Coffee and Tea co-founder, Davina Ismail presented INI Sips’ pitch by highlighting their commitment to the community through giving back and their ability to grow during the pandemic and quarantine. INI Sips products are available in multiple Big Y locations across and several family-owned shops and museums around Connecticut and North Carolina and online at INISIPS.COM.


  1. INI Sips
  2. The Ital Juicery Co.
  3. Cranford Inc.

Crowd Favorite: Lauren Simone Publishing House

Girls for Technology President & CEO: Sabrina M. Tucker-Barrett

Featured pitchers: Davina Ismail - INI Sips, Ashli Esteves-Nelson - Brown Butter Creations, Ayodele Ashley Sodipo - PINK FLAMINGO PARTY CO, Candace Donaldson - Posh Paint LLC, Chris-Ann Miller - The Ital Juicery Company, Leydi Jaramillo - Angel Lavish Cleaning, Melissa-Sue John - Lauren Simone Publishing House, Rondasia Curry - Royal Lilac: Photo & Design, Toni Cranford - Cranford Inc LLC