Europe’s first FemTech focused accelerator that helps rising stars in the space take their products to market.

Unlocking
the blue ocean
of female health
& wellness
for a fairer, better
world

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OUR STARTUPS
FemTech Lab graduates already on their way to changing the world:

UK

Bite-sized emotional support, wellbeing & calm in mum's (soon dad's too!) pocket.
thenourishapp.com

Spain

AI-enabled personalised postnatal maternity advice and breastfeeding support.
lactapp.com

UK

A cognitive behavior therapy app fights anxiety by building better thinking habits.
worry-tree.com

Israel

A milk testing device to track breastfeeding and improve mother and infant wellbeing.
mymilklab.com

UK

A platform for fertility support, connecting with leading fertility experts and products.
thefertilitycircle.com

UK

An on-demand 24-hour continuity care virtual pregnant women’s clinic.
storkchat.co.uk

Pakistan

A chatbot for girls in developing countries with engaging education on reproductive health
auratraaj.co

Argentina

A sperm selection and intrauterine insemination, supported by two medical devices.
selectivity.life

UK

Masterclasses and social online learning experience for prenatal to postnatal care.
thenestclub.co.uk

Singapore

A personalised wellness solution helping women in India & Southeast Asia manage hormonal health.
femcy.co

UK

An on-demand 24-hour continuity care virtual pregnant women’s clinic.
storkchat.co.uk

Spain

AI-enabled personalised postnatal maternity advice and breastfeeding support.
lactapp.com

UK

A cognitive behavior therapy app fights anxiety by building better thinking habits.
worry-tree.com

Israel

A milk testing device to track breastfeeding and improve mother and infant wellbeing.
mymilklab.com

UK

A platform for fertility support, connecting with leading fertility experts and products.
thefertilitycircle.com

UK

An on-demand 24-hour continuity care virtual pregnant women’s clinic.
storkchat.co.uk

Pakistan

A chatbot for girls in developing countries with engaging education on reproductive health
auratraaj.co

Argentina

A sperm selection and intrauterine insemination, supported by two medical devices.
selectivity.life

UK

Masterclasses and social online learning experience for prenatal to postnatal care.
thenestclub.co.uk

Singapore

A personalised wellness solution helping women in India & Southeast Asia manage hormonal health.
femcy.co
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WHY
The Leading Global FemTech Accelerator
01

Superstar Experts

Work with world-class experts from Google, Maven, SVB, Bumble, NHS, OCON, and many more.
02

Top Investors

Pitch to the most prominent healthtech and femtech Angels and VCs in the world.
03

Mental Fitness

Grow as a confident, resilient leader. Business success starts with the founders.
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THE NETWORK
FemTech Lab Expert Network Dedicated to Make you Win

Over 40 leading experts from all over the globe will be supporting you on your journey to success.

Katia Lang
Co-Founder, serial entrepreneur
LinkedIn
Karina Vazirova
Co-Founder, product & technology leader
LinkedIn
Tatiana Klimanova Program Director
LinkedIn
Terri Harris
Head of Community
LinkedIn

FemTech Lab Team

Dedicated and passionated founders. They select, mentor and run the program for the startups.

Product Experts

World-class experts in product design, UX, AI, medicine, digital health, technology.
Jane Van Dis
Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
LinkedIn
Mirko Bernadroni
CSO, Fiume
LinkedIn
Michael Seddon
CTO, Fiume
LinkedIn
Kelly Vero
Founder Consultant Core Game
LinkedIn
Keren Leshem
CEO at OCON Healthcare
LinkedIn
Gregorz Pisarczyk
Coach & Consultant, HealthyOrg
LinkedIn

Go-to-Market Experts

Successful entrepreneurs and experts in digital health, marketing, branding, PR, partnerships & business growth strategy.

Conor McGuinnes
Director Industry Relations
Health Management Academy
LinkedIn
Alban Remy
Head of Innovation and Life Sciences at London & Partners
LinkedIn
Joseph Casey
Partnerships & Programs
King's Health Partners
LinkedIn
Shakti Dookeran
Imperial College Health Partners
LinkedIn
Nicole Leeds
Head of Partnerships, Clue
LinkedIn
Daniela Schardinger
VP Marketing & Medical Affairs at OCON Healthcare
LinkedIn
Douglas Haggstrom
Manager at DayOne Accelerator Basel Area
LinkedIn
Thomas Brenzikofer
Co-Founder and Manager at DayOne, Basel Area
LinkedIn
Hannah Patel
Managing Director of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry UK
LinkedIn
Kate Afanasyeva
Product marketing, Google, Google for Startups Mentor
LinkedIn
Elissa Baker
Managing Partner, VP of Marketing & BD Phase2 Hhealth
LinkedIn
Dan Baker
CEO, Phase2 Health Board Member, Health Prime
LinkedIn
Ira Krachanovskaya
Marketing & Growth Partner
BP Launchpad
LinkedIn
Oliver Eidel
Medical Doctor, Software Engineer & Regulatory Consultant
LinkedIn

Fundraising Experts

Fantastic advisors with expertise in business, investment, and law. They coach our startups on fundraising strategy & pitching.

Alice Stephenson
Founder, Stephenson Law
LinkedIn
Evie Mulberry
Managing Director, Astia Angels
LinkedIn
Electra Japonas
Founder, The Law Boutique
LinkedIn
Claire Palmer
Director
Emerging Manager
Silicon Valley Bank
LinkedIn
Andrey Dokuchaev
COO, ClauseMatch
LinkedIn
Jon Dawson
Partner, Haysmacintyre
LinkedIn
Victoria Kennard
Director of Strategic Operations at 500 Startups
LinkedIn
Miranda Kent
Managing Associate
Patent Attorney
Mathys & Squire LLP
LinkedIn
Cynthia Jurytko
Partner, Rebuild.vc
LinkedIn
Parm Raeewal
Senior Public Policy Manager, Vodafone
LinkedIn
Matt Vallin
VC Investor, Octopus Ventures
LinkedIn

Mental Wellbeing
Coaches

Personal growth coaches and experts on team culture and leadership to make you a better leader.

Dania Lyons
Partner, Spinks
LinkedIn
Jindy Mann
The Selfish Leader
LinkedIn
Kari Sulenes
Building without burnout Co-Founder, Atlas
LinkedIn
Alan Furley
Director, ISL Recruitment
LinkedIn

FemTech Lab Team

Dedicated and passionated founders. They select, mentor and run the program for the startups.

Katia Lang
Co-Founder, serial entrepreneur
LinkedIn
Karina Vazirova
Co-Founder, product & technology leader
LinkedIn
Tatiana Klimanova Program Director
LinkedIn
Terri Harris
Head of Community
LinkedIn

Product Experts

World-class experts in product design, UX, AI, medicine, digital health, technology.

Jane Van Dis
Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
LinkedIn
Mirko Bernadroni
CSO, Fiume
LinkedIn
Michael Seddon
CTO, Fiume
LinkedIn
Kelly Vero
Founder Consultant Core Game
LinkedIn
Keren Leshem
CEO at OCON Healthcare
LinkedIn
Gregorz Pisarczyk
Coach & Consultant, HealthyOrg
LinkedIn

Go-to-Market Experts

World-class experts in product design, UX, AI, medicine, digital health, technology, business growth, finance, law, HR and mental wellbeing.

Conor McGuinnes
Director Industry Relations
Health Management Academy
LinkedIn
Alban Remy
Head of Innovation and Life Sciences at London & Partners
LinkedIn
Joseph Casey
Partnerships & Programs
King's Health Partners
LinkedIn
Shakti Dookeran
Imperial College Health Partners
LinkedIn
Nicole Leeds
Head of Partnerships, Clue
LinkedIn
Daniela Schardinger
VP Marketing & Medical Affairs at OCON Healthcare
LinkedIn
Douglas Haggstrom
Manager at DayOne Accelerator Basel Area
LinkedIn
Thomas Brenzikofer
Co-Founder and Manager at DayOne, Basel Area
LinkedIn
Hannah Patel
Managing Director of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry UK
LinkedIn
Kate Afanasyeva
Product marketing, Google, Google for Startups Mentor
LinkedIn
Elissa Baker
Managing Partner, VP of Marketing & BD Phase2 Hhealth
LinkedIn
Dan Baker
CEO, Phase2 Health Board Member, Health Prime
LinkedIn
Ira Krachanovskaya
Marketing & Growth Partner
BP Launchpad
LinkedIn
Oliver Eidel
Medical Doctor, Software Engineer & Regulatory Consultant
LinkedIn

Fundraising Experts

Fantastic advisors with expertise in business, investment, and law. They coach our startups on fundraising strategy & pitching.

Alice Stephenson
Founder, Stephenson Law
LinkedIn
Evie Mulberry
Managing Director, Astia Angels
LinkedIn
Electra Japonas
Founder, The Law Boutique
LinkedIn
Claire Palmer
Director
Emerging Manager
Silicon Valley Bank
LinkedIn
Andrey Dokuchaev
COO, ClauseMatch
LinkedIn
Jon Dawson
Partner, Haysmacintyre
LinkedIn
Victoria Kennard
Director of Strategic Operations at 500 Startups
LinkedIn
Miranda Kent
Managing Associate
Patent Attorney
Mathys & Squire LLP
LinkedIn
Cynthia Jurytko
Partner, Rebuild.vc
LinkedIn
Parm Raeewal
Senior Public Policy Manager, Vodafone
LinkedIn
Matt Vallin
VC Investor, Octopus Ventures
LinkedIn

Mental Wellbeing
Coaches

Personal growth coaches and experts on team culture and leadership to make you a better leader.

Dania Lyons
Partner, Spinks
LinkedIn
Jindy Mann
The Selfish Leader
LinkedIn
Kari Sulenes
Building without burnout Co-Founder, Atlas
LinkedIn
Alan Furley
Director, ISL Recruitment
LinkedIn
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WHO
What we are looking for

We target early-stage FemTech companies on a mission to make the world a better place by empowering women.

Early-stage FemTechs

You are an early-stage startup that leverages technology to create and scale innovative solutions for female health & wellness.

Strong Founders

You are ambitious and passionate founders, open to learn and grow during the program.

Disruptive Product

You are building a tech product with a mission to make an impact and disrupt the status quo.

MVP Ready

You have at least an MVP or prototype tested, have user feedback and now working on your go-to-market strategy.

Pre-Seed or Seed Stage

You are considering raising Pre-Seed or Seed level funding.

Our alumni are making waves improving Women's lives around the globe. Join!

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THE PROGRAM
The 12-week program and your lifetime support network
FemTech Lab is a 3-month program that helps selected startups take their products to market providing access to world-class experts and resources. The network is with you for life!

Product strategy and user experience are arguably the most important aspects of your business. We will cover:

  • aligning product features to clinical and patient expectations
  • finding the best ways to engage customers using UX & gamification methodologies
  • building a scaleable AI & data strategy

Building a great product does is not enough for business success, a lot of life-changing FemTech products never get to customers! We’re changing this. Creating a winning marketing & distribution strategy for each startup is the goal of our Market module.

  • finding the best go-to-market channels for your product or service
  • marketing to the consumer through social media
  • finding distribution partners and marketplaces
  • navigating the complexities of getting into public health systems in Europe (e.g. NHS)
  • partnerships with insurance, healthcare & life sceince corporates
  • B2B sales to corporates and big pharma
  • expanding into the US market

Fundraising is not just about finding investors. Founders will work through key challenges that come with raising funding:

  • cashflow strategy and tax
  • fundraising strategy
  • legals
  • selling your vision & pitch prep

Your company is only as strong as your founders are (and your team!) We have designed a state-of-the-art mental health module to boost your mental resilience, confidence and ensure your lasting leadership success.

The program also includes HR workshops covering:

  • hiring strategy and growing teams
  • company culture
  • diversity in teams
  • efficient remote working

The 12-week program is just the beginning. The FemTech Lab community is going to support your startup at every step of the way. As a FemTech Lab graduate, you get lifetime access to our alumni network, expert mentors, and investors.

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APPLY
Application Timeline

Autumn 2021 Cohort applications are now open. The final deadline is 8 Aug 2021. However, we’ll be processing applications on a rolling basis and close as soon as we select 20 startups, so we encourage you to apply early!

June 18
Applications Open
Apply early as we process applications on a rolling basis.
Aug 8
Applications Close
Don't wait till last minute as we process applications on a rolling basis.
Sept 1
Program Starts
Virtual access to workshops and office hours from anywhere in the world.
Nov 31
Demo Day
Showcase your business to investors already interested in FemTech.
There is no fee to apply. From those companies accepted into the program, FemTech Lab receives a contribution of 5% equity.
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FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
What qualifies as FemTech?

Software, diagnostics, and products for:

  • Female specific health issues such as fertility & birth control, menstruation & period care products, menopause, chronic conditions & hormonal disorders, pelvic health, pregnancy & post pregnancy, breast feeding, sexual wellness.
  • Emerging health spaces that recognise gender specific healthcare, wellness & mental health such as osteoporosis, breast cancer, autoimmune conditions, stroke, thyroid issues, chronic fatigue, anxiety, and depression.
  • Products that empower women: such as personal finance and education.
At what stage we can apply?

You need to have your MVP, product, or prototype tested, and be working on your go-to-market strategy. Also, you should be considering raising Pre-Seed or Seed level funding.

 

You don’t need to already have angel investment in place, or have revenues.

Do any or all founders have to be women?

We do not require that any or all founders of your startup are women. We accept all founders building products for women’s health, wellness & empowerment.

How often do you run the program?

We have two cohorts per year – Spring and Fall.

Does our company have to be based in London during the program?
Workshops and mentoring sessions will be virtual and we do not require your presence in London. We aim, however, to run two in-person events in London, currently subject to COVID-19 restrictions.
Is there a fee for applying or joining the program?

There is no fee to apply. For those companies accepted into the program, FemTech Lab takes 5% of the fully diluted equity of your company. If you have raised significant capital already, we may adjust our offer as appropriate.

We will offer a couple of paid places in our cohorts to companies that pass our selection process, but don’t match our investment strategy.

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