Ecosystem

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Board Diversity for Listed Companies

Nasdaq has filed a proposal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt new listing rules related to board diversity and disclosure. If approved by the SEC, the new listing rules would require all companies listed on Nasdaq’s U.S. exchange to publicly disclose consistent, transparent diversity statistics regarding their board of directors. Additionally, the rules would require most Nasdaq-listed companies to have, or explain why they…

Antonella Santuccione Chadha: “The New Frontier of Medicine is Precision.”

It’s been a little over a month since TEDxPadova took place and today we want to take a recommend a talk by Antonella Santuccione Chadha, co-founder of Women’s Brain Project, to you. Antonella Santuccione Chadha, a medical doctor and a researcher with great experience in the field of mental and neurological disorders, is keenly interested in removing bias when developing solutions for…

Dame Hilda Lloyd Network: A New Group Promotes Multidisciplinary Research in Women’s Health

A new group, the Dame Hilda Lloyd Network, has just launched in the West Midlands. The women’s health research network aims to bring together researchers, clinicians & medical students to work towards improving women & children health through multi-disciplinary research embedded within excellent clinical care. The objectives of the network include: Providing opportunities to develop new research collaborations Embedding Patient and Public…

This is Not Allowed Showcases “Unacceptable” Content from Facebook & Co

We’ve talked about it many times on this blog before: The advertising and content moderation policies of some of the world’s most popular social networks clearly put femtech and sextech startups at a disadvantage, contribute to stigmatization, and make customer acquisition even harder for founders active in our space. Just a couple of days ago we talked about again after Aavia founder…

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…

Femtech Events: December 2020

In times of COVID-19 in-person events may be cancelled, but that doesn’t stop the femtech community, our #femtechfam, from getting together to network and continue building the future of women’s health. Our events calendar is more busy than ever, and as every month, we want to help you get an overview of the many events and opportunities available. So… Mark your calendar! Dec 1…

Europe Gets Its Very Own Femtech Accelerator: FemTech Lab in London

FemTech Lab, a new London-based femtech accelerator program, today announced the details of its inaugural program. Applications for the first cohort open on December 1. FemTech Lab is a 3 month program, that will kick-off in February 2021. Goal is to help 10 selected startups to take their products to market. During the program, startups get access to world-class experts and resources to scale…