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Seeds of Fortune Inc. Girls Start Up Semi-Finals with BMO

Seeds of Fortune Inc. executed their 7th Annual Girls Start Up Business Plan competition with partners BMO within the BMO Capital Markets Division. The Girls Start Up Business plan competition allows for young women nationwide to create social impact ideas and deliver them as fully executable websites to get to launch phase.


BMO Capital Markets Black Professionals Network U.S. led by Ayanna Cameron with the support of Benee Smith and Maurice Joshua as well as BMO Alliance for Women sponsor the semi-finals to support 20 finalist to pitch their ideas in Miami Florida. Key senior employees within the organization acted as judges for the Semi-Finals round: Christina Boyle - Managing Director, Internet & Digital Media Sector Head - Technology, Andrew L. Kayiira Jr. - Head of Capital Markets Technology & Operations Strategy, and Stacy Gee - Managing Director.



The Top 20 businesses that were selected to attend Miami Pitch Trip:

  1. Chloe Hwang: In Chat

  2. Manuela Kalonda: Bisa

  3. Sarai Morales: Fiery

  4. Yves-Shella Daelle Feron: Li Bon

  5. Elizabeth onafuwa: Integer Institute

  6. Veronica Njuguna: Bangled Bewear

  7. Kavya Katkuri: 4 Paws 1 Hear

  8. Riva Babaria: Read the Room

  9. Aminata Soumare: EcoLux & Beauty

  10. Ariel Mitchell: Curlphase

  11. Ayushi Das: Eco Oasis

  12. Emily Gamble: Silver Servant

  13. Mikaela Edwards: Scrapbooking

  14. Prabhjot Kaur: Inner Peace

  15. Sandra Labriel: Inclusive Med

  16. Su-Nanda: Flora Beauty

  17. Nabou Thiam: Sunu Body

  18. Angela Rutta: Just In Case

  19. Palk Malhi: Strides

  20. Sonya Scott: Meraki



Out of the 20 business ideas to attend the trip in Miami, 10 businesses were selected by BMO Judges Committee to Pitch for $18K in Cash Prizes provided by the Grant Cardone Foundation. The businesses that were selected were: Read the Room, Bangled BeWear, Inclusive Med, Eco Oasis Plant, Sunu Body, Fiery, CurlpHase, Li Bon, EcoLux & Beauty, and Flora Beauty.



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