Accelerator

KiwiTech Announces Strategic Partnership with Healthcare Empowerment Platform Hanai to Improving Women’s Health in Rural and Marginalized Communities

KiwiTech, a growing ecosystem committed to helping startups build viable products, drive traction and raise capital, announced a strategic partnership with Hanai, a healthcare platform dedicated to improving the health and lives of women. Over the last decade, KiwiTech has led innovation across multiple verticals scaling businesses in the tech space. Hanai provides a fully transparent platform to deliver, improve and measure…

Vizgen Announces U.S. Accelerator Lab to Advance Pharma R&D

Vizgen, a life sciences company developing the next generation of in situ single-cell genomics, today announced the launch of its Pharma Accelerator Lab in response to high demand from leading pharmaceutical companies who are increasingly turning to single-cell and spatial transcriptomics solutions to accelerate their drug development pipelines. “Today’s pharma R&D leaders are benefiting from spatial omics approaches that unlock unprecedented insight…

Female Founders’ Nina Wöss on Fundraising Challenges Faced by Underrepresented Founders and Running an Accelerator Program During COVID-19

Austria-based Female Founders may have only been around for a couple of years, but the impact the young organization has had moving the needle towards more diversity in the European entrepreneurial ecosystem cannot be denied. Thousands are part of the wider Female Founders community, 3 batches of female-founded startups have participated in Grow F, the organization’s signature accelerator program, and Lead F,…

Meet the 3 Women’s Wellness Startups Who Presented at Springboard’s Dolphin Tank This Week!

This week another edition of Springboard’s Dolphin Tank took place and this time the team partnered with P&G. Startups focused on women’s health and wellness were invited to present their ideas to a panel of judges. Contrary to the infamous Shark Tank TV show, at Dolphin Tank events entrepreneurs pitch for support, feedback and advice, not funding. Springboard‘s mission has always been…

Spotlight FemTech Lab: An Interview with the Founders of London’s New Femtech Accelerator Program

You heard it here first! With FemTech Lab London gets a new femtech accelerator, that is looking to help femtech entrepreneurs get their companies investment ready. But who’s involved? What can startups expect? And how does a virtual accelerator operate in times of COVID-19? We asked the two founders Katia Lang and Karina Vazirova to tell us more! Applications for the first…

A Closer Look at STATION F’s New Femtech Accelerator Program with Marine Wetzel

We broke the news in last week’s newsletter: Paris-based STATION F is organizing a (virtual) femtech accelerator program, that will kick-off in January 2021. But who’s behind the program and what can startups expect? We caught up with STATION F’s Marine Wetzel, who filled us in on all the details! Marine, can you tell us more about STATION F? How long has…

These 3 Femtech Startups Made It into Techstars & Barclays’ New ‘Female Founders First’ Accelerator Program

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and British universal bank, Barclays, have today announced their partnership to launch Female Founders First, a unique program designed to provide 30 trailblazing, female-led companies with resources to grow, scale, and advance their businesses. The 30 selected founders—representing a wide range of industries including health care, legal, finance, e-commerce, and artificial intelligence—will receive access…