In the past five years, 47 startup companies have graduated from the WERCBench 16-week accelerator course. The course is open to companies with innovative products and services to advance technology.
As a part of this 16-week program, businesses take part in demo day, when they pitch their idea to an audience of investors and corporate executives.
The pitches are then judged and the top three idea win prizes. Each prize is a lump sum of startup money. The first place winner gets $10K, second place gets $5K, and the third place winner gets $2.5K.
For the first time in WERCBench Labs history, all three prizes went to women.
“This year is the first time three women engineers were awarded these prizes,” said Jacquin Davidson, M-WERC’s Managing Director. “In the male-dominated Energy, Power and Controls industry, it is exciting to see their success and the success of all of the businesses in the WERCBench Labs Accelerator program.”