Meet the 5 startups in 1871’s first women-focused BMO Harris Bank accelerator

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A savings app and financial literacy business are among the five startups participating in the 1871 and BMO Harris Bank accelerator this summer, which for the first time is completely dedicated to women-founded fintech startups.

The companies, selected June 15, are all creating products for the financial industry that aim to simplify money management, investing and banking.



Plinqit by HTMA is a brandable, mobile-first platform that is elegant and highly powerful at the same time. Unlike any other savings app on the market, its patent-pending Build Skills pays users for engaging with content, creating higher user engagement for financial institutions and improved financial literacy for users with a reward. Created by Millennials for Millennials, Plinqit helps financial institutions connect with this important demographic in a meaningful, relevant way. The app, which is based out of Ann Arbor, has successfully helped users save over $1 million since launching last year.

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