Congratulations WEALF participant Ashley Warmington for being the first woman Grand Prize winner in CUNY’s SmartPitch Challenge. The SmartPitch competition, in it’s fourth year, encourages students to develop their business idea through a three phase program. Ashley’s successfully completed the first three phases of the competition using the business plan for her WEALF sponsored company, Cozy Oasis, a home sublet concierge company striving to provide five-star service for everyone involved in subletting. After receiving a large number of mentor nominations Ashley advanced to the final round; presenting her business plan to a judge’s panel on May 20. On that day the judges awarded Ashley the $10K grand prize. We are proud of Ashley for demonstrating women owned business are award winning ventures. Find out for yourself why Cozy Oasis is now an award winning company by visiting their website. Help Ashley and other women owned businesses succeed by learning more and getting involved with the Women’s Enterprise Action Loan Fund.