Newswise — Babson College's Boston Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® -- a venture accelerator specifically for women entrepreneurs -- will host its finale event for the 2018-2019 cohort on March 13, 2019, 6 pm, Babson Boston campus, 100 High Street, Boston.
The finale will involve a VIP reception, networking event, and a pitch competition where three of the WINners will pitch their businesses for a chance to win cash prizes: $5000 first place, $2500 second place $1000 third place.
Each entrepreneur will pitch their startup: three will compete for the prize with a five-minute pitch; the rest will present a two-minute pitch and partake in networking opportunities.
"We are thrilled with the growth seen by the entrepreneurs in our sixth Boston cohort," says Babson's Boston WIN Lab Director, Kara Miller. ”Each year our finale event is meant to showcase the entrepreneurs in the WIN Lab program, while celebrating the traction, success, and impact each of the businesses have made since the beginning of the accelerator last fall."
The three finalists pitching for a share of the $8,500 include:
Thero LLC / CEO & Co-Founder: Ruohan Yang MSEL '17 Thero brings space-grade materials to consumer goods with its coffee mug that cools down scalding hot coffee to the perfect drinking temperature in one minute and keeps it there for hours.
Gentreo / Co-Founders: Renee Fry and Mary Kate D’Souza Gentreo is the web-enabled software solution that makes the financial and legal aspects of eldercare planning easy, affordable, and accessible for the over 45M American seniors and their 60M children who need eldercare planning tools today.
Artemis Design Company / CEO & Founder: Milicent Armstrong Artemis Design Company is best known for charming, one-of-a-kind, Kilim Shoes handmade from Turkish Kilim carpets.
About Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab at Babson
Created by the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab provides women entrepreneurs with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully scale their businesses.
Now in its fifth year, the WIN Lab has been designated as one of the top two specialty programs for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship; earned BostInno's designation as one of Boston's "50 on Fire" innovators and visionaries; and was honored by the prestigious Rosoff Awards for diversity. Women entrepreneurs in both Boston and Miami can apply to become a member of the next cohort as applications go live in April.
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds ® . The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action ® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.