Events

These 24 Femtech Startups Will Pitch at Women’s Health Innovation Summit This Year

On September 29 and 30, 2022 the North American femtech community is coming together again in Boston for the 4th edition of Women’s Health Innovation Summit. Each year the 2-day event invites selected startups to pitch their solutions in front of industry leaders and investors. Just recently the finalists, who were selected by 10 leading VCs in the space, were announced. Selection…

Choir Launches the First-Ever Diversity Certification for Finance Conferences

Choir, a diversity-tech platform and certification for finance conferences, launches today to make industry events more representative of the U.S. population. Choir’s proprietary algorithm uses hundreds of data points to assess the prominence and visibility of women, non-binary people and people of color on stages – setting the first industry benchmark for conference diversity, the Choir Certification. Choir then uses this data…

Meet the 8 Femtech Startups Presenting at HITLAB’s Women’s Health Tech Challenge This Week!

On Friday, December 17th, HITLAB Women’s  Health Tech Initiative will host its fourth annual Women’s Health Tech (WHT) Challenge, where 8 promising femtech founders will pitch their solutions to a panel of judges in an effort to discover the next wave of innovation that can address the unmet needs within women’s health.   The HITLAB WHT Challenge began in 2018, focusing on emerging technology applications and systems that improve medical care and the provision of healthcare among women worldwide.   “The Global market…

Hormonal Health Startup Hormona Wins the Slush 100 Pitching Competition

Women’s Health startup Hormona has won the Slush 100 Pitching Competition which took place last week at Slush Conference in Helsinki, Finland. Hormona is a young healthtech company helping patients detect patterns in their bodies’ rhythm, learn how to tweak them, and get their hormonal health back on track. The Hormona team launched their first product, a data-driven solution for women to…

Moving Towards Equity in Women’s Health Research – Presented by Tech4Eva & Swissnex Boston

In 1977 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a decision to exclude “women of childbearing potential from participation in clinical trials”. The reasoning at the time? Male and female bodies are pretty much the same and hormonal fluctuations during a menstrual cycle would only complicate analysis of any data collected — and increase costs. Plus, the risk of including women of…

These 11 Femtech and Famtech Companies Participated in Upstate Capital’s Invest NY Women’s Health Showcase Last Week

Women’s health is a new focal point for investors. More research and more investment dollars are going into solving healthcare challenges that are specific to women such as breast cancer and ovarian cancer, fertility, pregnancy, birthing, and menopause. Some healthcare issues disproportionately affect women like infant care, but others such as heart disease have not had solutions developed which meaningfully consider gender…

These 10 Innovation Spotlight Finalists Will Pitch at this Year’s Women’s Health Innovation Summit

Women’s health today is under-served from innovation and clinical science standpoints with outdated practices and lack of much-needed attention from key players including investors and insurers. It is imperative to develop the eco-system, shift mindsets and embrace a holistic, women-centered approach. The Women’s Health Innovation Summit is the sector’s leading platform committed to strengthening the network, tackling unmet needs and championing innovative approaches and solutions. Our focus…