1871 hosted its WMNtech Pitch Competition 2024 finals on 3.28.24, where the top 5 women early-stage startups were given the opportunity to pitch to secure funding and resources for their businesses. Finalists included ASL Aspire, Blip Energy, IN BOLD PRINT, MabLab, and Partum Health

Emceed by Zoe McKee, Comedian and Actor with The Second City, the finalists competed for cash prizes, equity funding, and other opportunities to continue scaling their startups. 

2024 WMNtech Pitch Competition winners

MabLab, taking home $30k dollars & $2.5k in Aloa development credits 

Blip Energy, taking home  $10k in Aloa development credits 

ASL Aspire, taking home  $2.5k in Aloa development credits 

IN BOLD PRINT, taking home  $2.5k in Aloa development credits 

Partum Health, taking home $2.5k in Aloa development credits 

Alongside winning cash & equity prizes and development credits, the finalists received six months of free 1871 membership to access valuable resources, products, and programming to further accelerate their entrepreneurial journey. 


Thank you to our 2024 judges: 

 This competition was made possible by our sponsors Aloa and Molson Coors, and investment partners OCA Ventures and Tim and Stephanie Barry


About WMNtech 

WMNtech Pitch Competition is part of 1871’s umbrella of programming centered around inspiring, equipping, and supporting women founders and leaders through tailored programming and mentorship initiatives, including WMNtech Founders and WMNtech Leaders.

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