Author page: Kathrin Folkendt

Do Period Tracking Apps Support Menstrual Literacy? Amanda Menking Has the (Somewhat Disappointing) Answer

Around 10 years ago I wrote my thesis on the diffusion of innovation in tech and ended up with a lot of questions. Social Media was new back then and everyone was excited about the new possibilities of the Web 2.0 era. Yes, “new” is almost always exciting, but even back then I couldn’t help and wonder, whether “new” was really always…

From Finance to Fashtech: Talking Entrepreneurship, Accelerators and Bras with Charlotte Chiang from Missfits

Did you know, that the average woman will try on up to 25 bras before she finds one that fits? We sure didn’t, but one founder decided to solve this exact problem with her company. World, meet Charlotte Chiang, the founder of Missfits, who’s on a mission to make that search for the perfect lingerie easier and a little more enjoyable. Charlotte…

Private Packs: Viva la Vulva Care Revolución!

When Suzanne Sinatra started Private Packs in January 2017 with a mission to relieve vulvas everywhere of symptoms like swelling, pain, and dryness, she didn’t know, that life was about to throw her a curveball. In August of the same year, 2 weeks before the original launch date of her new venture, Sinatra was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had to undergo…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 7 Startups Working on Making Early Detection More Accessible

Every October public service organizations, professional medical associations, government agencies, companies and NGOs team up to organize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease and provide greater access to screening services. According to research by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in…