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Welcoming our 2024 WMNfintech Cohort!

BMO is proud to welcome the 2024 WMNfintech cohort, our new class of women-founded, women-led fintech startups that are transforming the financial sector. Participating WMNfintech startups have raised more than $35 million in capital and created 200+ jobs in their respective fields since the program was launched in 2020.

WMNfintech is North America’s largest non-profit fintech industry program for women-founded and women-led startups. BMO has been there since the beginning – and for the fifth consecutive year, we’re returning alongside our partner 1871 to offer support through tailored mentorship, resources and programming.  

Over the summer, the cohort will further develop their services and solutions through tailored product, business development and entrepreneurial programming. Each member will also receive exclusive mentorship from BMO executive leaders to help navigate startup fundamentals, including pitch practice and potential access to capital and funding.  

At the end of the program, participants will travel to BMO’s Bay Area office for the final showcase, where they’ll have the opportunity to share their business solutions and services with various stakeholders, banking partners, regulators and trade groups for feedback and support.  

We’re excited to welcome the five startups and CEOs that make up this year’s WMNfintech cohort:

Amy Chou, Chief Product Officer at Addition Wealth: Addition Wealth is a financial wellness company that makes personalized financial expertise inclusive and accessible. Addition Wealth partners with companies, including financial institutions and insurance providers, to give individuals free access to digital financial experiences. Through its platform, Addison Wealth creates meaningful relationships with people, empowering them to make smarter financial decisions and make the most of their money. 

Alice Reimer, CEO of Fillip Fleet Inc: Fillip Fleet is a modern shift in the way businesses deal with fuel and vehicle expenses. It puts control in the hands of the business — making the process simple, reliable and more economical.  

Prarthana Gupta, CEO & Founder of OrdrSmart: OrdrSmart tackles B2B manufacturers’ customer acquisition challenges by streamlining operations, cutting costs and boosting revenue for over 600,000 manufacturers managing 10 million+ product samples annually. OrdrSmart software bridges the gap between an organizations CRM and ERP system to become the source of truth of product data throughout its lifecycle.  

Maya Urman Bahar, CEO & Co-Founder at is disrupting the FinTech regulation market by automating the validation process of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and even simple models, bridging the gap between data science and compliance teams. 

Claudette McGowan, CEO of Protexxa: Protexxa is a business to business (B2B) software as a service (SaaS) cybersecurity company that connects the dots between personal cyber hygiene and business risk. Using artificial intelligence (Al), the Protexxa Defender platform rapidly identifies, evaluates, predicts and resolves common cyber vulnerabilities.

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