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:
Chloe Hwang: In Chat
Manuela Kalonda: Bisa
Sarai Morales: Fiery
Yves-Shella Daelle Feron: Li Bon
Elizabeth onafuwa: Integer Institute
Veronica Njuguna: Bangled Bewear
Kavya Katkuri: 4 Paws 1 Hear
Riva Babaria: Read the Room
Aminata Soumare: EcoLux & Beauty
Ariel Mitchell: Curlphase
Ayushi Das: Eco Oasis
Emily Gamble: Silver Servant
Mikaela Edwards: Scrapbooking
Prabhjot Kaur: Inner Peace
Sandra Labriel: Inclusive Med
Su-Nanda: Flora Beauty
Nabou Thiam: Sunu Body
Angela Rutta: Just In Case
Palk Malhi: Strides
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.