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Lips Launch: Building an Alternative Social Media Platform by and for Women, Non-binary Folks, and the LGBTQIA+ Community

San Diego-based Lips, an alternative social media and soon-to-be social commerce platform built by and especially for women, non-binary folks, and the LGBTQIA+ community, launches its public beta today. The idea behind Lips is to create safe space online for users to express themselves openly and honestly without biased censorship or harassment.  Lips was built together with artists, brands, sex workers, BIPOC,…

Lover’s Dr. Britney Blair: “50% of women and roughly 37% of men have a sexual problem. I then learned how effective treatment is and I was hooked!”

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share Lover‘s founding story as told by co-founder Dr. Britney Blair. Lover’s…

OvaryIt Launches Telehealth Platform to Help Women Choose the Right Contraception

Earlier this week OvaryIt announced the launch of its OvaryIt platform to provide telehealth solutions for women seeking focused specialty care related to hormonal and non-hormonal contraception. Using OvaryIt’s network of independent physicians and its proprietary platform (using the latest cryptographic safety and privacy features), women can safely and confidently engage through a telehealth interface.  From the moment you first log in,…

Kegg’s Kristina Cahojova: “Tenacity is your business card. “

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share kegg‘s founding story as told by founder Kristina Cahojova. kegg’s mission…

Alva’s Annie Coleridge: “Learning to lead a team is a time of intense personal development, reflection and learning.”

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share Alva‘s founding story as told by co-founder Annie Coleridge. Alva’s mission…

Employer Health Innovation Roundtable (EHIR) Is Now Accepting Submissions for the Spring 2021 Cycle

Employer Health Innovation Roundtable (EHIR) is a coalition of the largest and most progressive employers collectively representing over 8M lives. Their mission is to accelerate the adoption of innovation for the sake of improving employee health, wellness and productivity. The group hold a series of events (Spring and Fall) where they curate innovative companies to pitch their solutions to our private group of employer…

Vulvani’s Britta Wiebe: “I never really planned to start my own business, but I was looking for a purposeful job that fulfilled me.”

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share Vulvani‘s founding story as told by founder Britta Wiebe. The goal…

Period-Care B-Corp Callaly Announce FDA 510(k) Clearance of Their Tampliner

UK-based Period care company Callaly announced it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Callaly Tampliner earlier this week. The Tampliner, which is designed and manufactured in the UK and launched in February 2020, was invented by Dr Alex Hooi, a senior British gynaecologist and Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and developed…