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WMNfintech Program for Women Founded & led Startups

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Application Deadline: 31.4.22

WMNfintech is our award-winning program powered by BMO Financial Group that empowers startup founders to create services or solutions that will transform the financial sector. 

In this three-month mentoring initiative, cohort members will gain access to:

  • 1:1 guidance from industry experts & executive champions at BMO Financial Group
  • Four-month complimentary membership to 1871’s space, resources, & roadmap of support 
  • A tailored curriculum focused on enterprise sales cycles, vendor management, information security & risk and regulatory requirements
  • The opportunity to pitch VC investors for feedback, mentoring, & continued connections 

Develop your services or solutions with tailored fintech support, resources, & mentorship from BMO Financial Group experts & leaders in our program designed for women-led companies.


WMNfintech is designed to support women founded & led startups with a U.S. based product or service that supports the financial sector. This is the perfect opportunity for you if you have:

  • A working, assumptions-driven financial model & analytics tied to each relevant step of your customer’s journey
  • A built minimum viable product (MVP)
  • A team consisting of more than one person 
  • Have a United States focused product and/or service

Application Procedure

WMNfintech builds upon 1871’s structured yet flexible roadmap of support known as PYROS, which includes a 12-week series of hybrid workshops, share outs, deep dives, and one-to-one mentoring built to help founders navigate startup fundamentals. 

In this immersive program, cohort members will participate in four immersive weeks (one per month) where they will attend PYROS programming and tailored fintech deep dives led by BMO leaders & experts. 

The program will also culminate in a cohort showcase, where participants will have the opportunity to share their business solutions & services directly with BMO executives. 

  • Applications Open: 3.21
  • Applications Close: 4.22
  • Program Kickoff: 5.16
  • BMO Week 1: 5.23 – 5.27
  • BMO Week 2: 6.20 – 6.25
  • BMO Week 3: 7.18 – 7.22
  • BMO Week 4:  8.15 – 8.20

Official Website: WMNfintech Program for Women Founded & led Startups

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