Accelerator

Women’s Health Startups Pharmista Technologies and oasicare Join BioInnovation Institute’s Venture Lab

The BioInnovation Institute (BII) in Copenhagen, Denmark, has recently welcomed twelve new companies into its Venture Lab acceleration program, designed to support startups that promise to significantly impact human and planetary health. Among the twelve selected companies, two startups stand out for their dedication to advancing women’s health: Pharmista Technologies and oasicare. Pharmista Technologies is making strides with the development of a…

Health Innovation Hub Ireland’s First Femtech Innovation Call Unveils 11 Winning Startups

Ireland’s first Femtech Innovation Call, organized by Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI), has culminated in the selection of 11 promising startups focused on improving women’s healthcare. This initiative is an advancement in the country’s commitment to women’s health innovations, addressing a range of areas from fertility and menopause to fitness and chronic conditions like Parkinson’s in women. The 11 Winning Startups and…

Illumina Ventures Labs Launches to Accelerate Genomics Startups in the US and UK

Illumina Ventures Labs, an incubator for early-stage genomics and precision health companies, has officially launched operations in Foster City, California, and Cambridge, United Kingdom. The venture, part of Illumina Ventures, aims to nurture the growth of start-ups in the healthcare sector, particularly those focusing on genomics. Illumina Ventures Labs is finalizing agreements with several startups, providing them access to advanced genomics laboratories…

NHS Innovation Accelerator Calls for US Maternal and Mental Health Innovations

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is actively seeking US-based health innovators to participate in its 2024 intake. In the context of women’s health, the spotlight on maternal and mental health solutions addressing health inequalities is noteworthy. Established under the leadership of Professor Sir Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England, the free NIA programme extends its invitation to US innovators aiming…

Meet 12 Startups from Y Combinator’s S23 Batch We’re Watching Closely Right Now

Yes.. It is indeed that time of the year again… YC Demo Day is around the corner and as always we made time to look through the hundreds of startups who just graduated from Y Combinator (Batch S22) to share our picks of companies, who we believe can truly make an impact in the world of healthcare innovation. Curious who made our…

FimmCyte Joins BII’s Venture House Program to Continue Work on Its Novel Endometriosis Treatment

Danish biotech startup FimmCyte is joining BioInnovation Institute’s (BII) Venture House, a program designed to further support former BII Venture Lab companies in their next phase of growth. As part of the Venture House Program FimmCyte will receive a convertible loan of €1.3M in addition to the €500K the company received during its participation in BII Venture Lab. FimmCyte is committed to…

Health Innovation Network Launches “Accelerating FemTech”, a New Initiative to Boost Innovation in Women’s Health in the UK

Health Innovation Network is the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for south London – 1 of 15 AHSNs across England. As the only bodies that connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, HIH is uniquely placed to increase the spread and adoption of innovation across large populations, at pace and scale. Now the network, that is also…

Global Creative Agency Rapp Is Launching a Pro-Bono Marketing Accelerator Focused on Elevating Femtech Startups

Today’s healthcare system leaves far too many people behind. To combat these inequities, Rapp, a global creative agency, is launching Series R, a health equity marketing accelerator program focused on elevating femtech start-ups. The goal of Series R is to support one game-changing start-up bringing new solutions to market in a space where women, people of color, and other marginalized communities have traditionally…