AUSTIN, June 28, 2021 - Hosted by VetsinTech (ViT), the leading national non-profit dedicated to supporting and advancing career opportunities for veterans in tech industries, and sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, the live pitch competition took place on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
The five veteran/military and spouse-owned startups that advanced onto the final round were all asked to offer simple tech solutions applicable to a variety of financial services, including AI, cybersecurity and machine learning. In addition, the companies’ overall social impact efforts as well as their diversity, equity and inclusion policies also played a key role in their participation.
As a top winner, Wealth Stack was awarded a cash prize in conjunction with a coveted mentorship opportunity from senior leaders across JPMorgan Chase & Co. Wealth Stack was the only fin-tech app to proceed to the finals and was praised for as its unique educational content.
ABOUT WEALTH STACK
Founded on the belief that everybody deserves access to free financial education and that the knowledge of how to create wealth in the stock market has remained in the hands of the wealthy and entitled few for far too long, Wealth Stack is a financial platform designed to help level the economic playing field. They aim to do so by providing a video-based investment/financial wellness platform primarily geared towards millennials and underrepresented or marginalized communities.
"This event helps grow the VetsinTech S.U.N. (startup network) ecosystem and inspire the network of investors, trusted advisors and service providers to support this important cause." - Katherine Webster, founder and CEO of VetsinTech.
ABOUT THE JPMORGAN CHASE VETSINTECH PITCH COMPETITION
VetsInTech is the leading national non-profit devoted 100% to helping veterans returning from active military duty and who want to apply their exceptional training, skills, and experience to a new technology career. The 2021 startup pitch competition featured technology solutions ranging from cyber defense and artificial intelligence to Wealth Stack's unique video-based financial education solutions.
"We're thrilled to team with JPMorgan Chase on this pitch competition that showcases and awards the most promising veteran and military spouse-owned businesses," said Katherine Webster. Collectively, we're so impressed with the caliber of startups competing in this pitch event. Congratulations to all five finalist companies as the competition was stiff."
In addition, select startups from the competition will have the opportunity for mentorship from senior leaders across JPMorgan Chase.
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