The global ecosystem of
startups, experts and investors
in women’s health and wellness.

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

The global ecosystem of
startups, experts and investors
in women’s health and wellness.

The Leading Global FemTech Accelerator

Superstar Experts

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

Top Investors

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

Mental Fitness

Grow as a confident, resilient
leader. Business success startswith
the founders

Our Startups

FemTech Lab startups already on their way to changing the world
UK

Parenting

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

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UK

Fertility

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

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UK

Parenting

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

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Pakistan

Menstrual Health

Improving the health outcomes of girls and women with disabilities by using Technology and Artificial Intelligence.

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Hungary

Menstrual Health

A new approach to period pain relief and management that changes the way women think about their body and period.

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Spain

Breasfeeding

AI-enabled personalised postnatal maternity advice and breastfeeding support.

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UK

Pregnancy

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

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Singapore

Hormone Health

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

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UK

Parenting

On a mission to revolutionise the parental leave experience through a digital SaaS platform for employers.

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UK

Menstrual Health

Ethical, sustainable wellness brand giving women a choice of better products and services.

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UK

Mental Health

A cognitive behavior therapy app fights anxiety by building better thinking habits.

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Pakistan

Menstrual Health

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

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UK

Hormone Health

First wellness store with menstrual care at its core with only the finest brands for your body. Sustainable, ethical and natural.

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UK

Fertility

Making quality fertility care accessible, affordable and to be done in the comfort of your own home and on your own time.

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Spain

Menstrual Health

On a mission to contribute to women's health by providing non-chemical alternatives to period pain.

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Israel

Breasfeeding

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

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Argentina

Fertility

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

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Singapore

SexTech

The world’s first smart vibrator and virtual sex experience for couples in long-distance relationships.

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South Africa

Breastfeeding

All-in-one women's health & wellness digital clinic offering virtual and in-office consults, contraceptive and medication.

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UK

Mental Health

On a mission to help people to navigate their way towards a happy and healthy relationship with food.

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Expert Network

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

FemTech Lab Team

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

Katia Lang

Co-Founder, serial entrepreneur
LinkedIn

Yasmeen Valenzuela

Digital Editor
LinkedIn

Karina Vazirova

Co-Founder, product & technology leader
LinkedIn

Tatiana Klimanova

Program Director
LinkedIn

Terri Harris

Head of Media
LinkedIn

Jane Van Dis

Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
LinkedIn

Gregorz Pisarczyk

Coach & Consultant, HealthyOrg
LinkedIn

Mirko Bernadroni

CSO, Fiume
LinkedIn

Albert Patrashku

Head of Design, ClauseMatch
LinkedIn

Michael Seddon

CTO, Fiume
LinkedIn

Jennifer Rose

Product Director, accuRx
LinkedIn

Keren Leshem

CEO at OCON Healthcare
LinkedIn

Hiba Sher Khan

Doctor (OBGYN), HealthTech Advisor
LinkedIn

Kelly Vero

Founder Consultant Core Game
LinkedIn

Product Experts

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

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

Daniela Schardinger

VP Marketing & Medical Affairs at OCON Healthcare
LinkedIn

Elissa Baker

Managing Partner, VP of Marketing & BD Phase2 Hhealth
LinkedIn

Danny Gal

Chief Revenue Officer at ClauseMatch
LinkedIn

Alban Remy

Head of Innovation and Life Sciences at London & Partners
LinkedIn

Douglas Haggstrom

Manager at DayOne Accelerator Basel Area
LinkedIn

Dan Baker

CEO, Phase2 Health Board Member, Health Prime
LinkedIn

Joseph Casey

Partnerships & Programs King’s Health Partners
LinkedIn

Thomas Brenzikofer

Co-Founder and Manager at DayOne, Basel Area
LinkedIn

Ira Krachanovskaya

Marketing & Growth Partner BP Launchpad
LinkedIn

Shakti Dookeran

Imperial College Health Partners
LinkedIn

Hannah Patel

Managing Director of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry UK
LinkedIn

Oliver Eidel

Medical Doctor, Software Engineer & Regulatory Consultant
LinkedIn

Nicole Leeds

Head of Partnerships, Clue
LinkedIn

Kate Afanasyeva

Product marketing, Google, Google for Startups Mentor
LinkedIn

Becca Burgess

Senior account manager, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
LinkedIn

Alice Stephenson

Founder, Stephenson Law
LinkedIn

Jon Dawson

Partner, Haysmacintyre
LinkedIn

Matt Vallin

VC Investor, Octopus Ventures
LinkedIn

David Lacklen

Founding Partner, Seed9
LinkedIn

Evie Mulberry

Managing Director, Astia Angels
LinkedIn

Victoria Kennard

Director of Strategic Operations at 500 Startups
LinkedIn

Greta Anderson

Investor, Balderton Capital
LinkedIn

Sonja Radovic

Co-Founder and Managing Director @Codio Impact
LinkedIn

Electra Japonas

Founder, The Law Boutique
LinkedIn

Miranda Kent

Managing Associate Patent Attorney Mathys & Squire LLP
LinkedIn

Joaquin Figaredo

Director of Corporate Philanthropy at Impatience Earth
LinkedIn

Claire Palmer

Director Emerging Manager Silicon Valley Bank
LinkedIn

Cynthia Jurytko

Partner, Rebuild.vc
LinkedIn

Andrew Richardson

Partner - Eka Ventures
LinkedIn

Andrey Dokuchaev

COO, ClauseMatch
LinkedIn

Parm Raeewal

Senior Public Policy Manager, Vodafone
LinkedIn

David Beckett

Pitch Coach / Online Presentation Trainer / TEDx Speech Coach
LinkedIn

Fundraising Experts

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

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

Jackie Rogowski

Customer Experience Lead, Google
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

Tatiana Klimanova

Program Director
LinkedIn

Karina Vazirova

Co-Founder, product & technology leader
LinkedIn

Yasmeen Valenzuela

Digital Editor
LinkedIn

Anna Zhabina

Head of Community
LinkedIn

Terri Harris

Head of Media
LinkedIn

Product Experts

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

Jane Van Dis

Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
LinkedIn

Kelly Vero

Founder Consultant Core Game
LinkedIn

Hiba Sher Khan

Doctor (OBGYN), HealthTech Advisor
LinkedIn

Mirko Bernadroni

CSO, Fiume
LinkedIn

Gregorz Pisarczyk

Coach & Consultant, HealthyOrg
LinkedIn

Michael Seddon

CTO, Fiume
LinkedIn

Albert Patrashku

Head of Design, ClauseMatch
LinkedIn

Hiba Sher Khan

Doctor (OBGYN), HealthTech Advisor
LinkedIn

Keren Leshem

CEO at OCON Healthcare
LinkedIn

Jennifer Rose

Product Director, accuRx
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

Nicole Leeds

Head of Partnerships, Clue
LinkedIn

Hannah Patel

Managing Director of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry UK
LinkedIn

Ira Krachanovskaya

Marketing & Growth Partner BP Launchpad
LinkedIn

Alban Remy

Head of Innovation and Life Sciences at London & Partners
LinkedIn

Daniela Schardinger

VP Marketing & Medical Affairs at OCON Healthcare
LinkedIn

Kate Afanasyeva

Product marketing, Google, Google for Startups Mentor
LinkedIn

Oliver Eidel

Medical Doctor, Software Engineer & Regulatory Consultant
LinkedIn

Joseph Casey

Partnerships & Programs King’s Health Partners
LinkedIn

Douglas Haggstrom

Manager at DayOne Accelerator Basel Area
LinkedIn

Elissa Baker

Managing Partner, VP of Marketing & BD Phase2 Hhealth
LinkedIn

Danny Gal

Chief Revenue Officer at ClauseMatch
LinkedIn

Shakti Dookeran

Imperial College Health Partners
LinkedIn

Thomas Brenzikofer

Co-Founder and Manager at DayOne, Basel Area
LinkedIn

Dan Baker

CEO, Phase2 Health Board Member, Health Prime
LinkedIn

Becca Burgess

Senior account manager, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
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

Andrey Dokuchaev

COO, ClauseMatch
LinkedIn

Cynthia Jurytko

Partner, Rebuild.vc
LinkedIn

Joaquin Figaredo

Director of Corporate Philanthropy at Impatience Earth
LinkedIn

Sonja Radovic

Co-Founder and Managing Director @Codio Impact
LinkedIn

Evie Mulberry

Managing Director, Astia Angels
LinkedIn

Jon Dawson

Partner, Haysmacintyre
LinkedIn

Parm Raeewal

Senior Public Policy Manager, Vodafone
LinkedIn

Andrew Richardson

Partner - Eka Ventures
LinkedIn

Electra Japonas

Founder, The Law Boutique
LinkedIn

Victoria Kennard

Director of Strategic Operations at 500 Startups
LinkedIn

Matt Vallin

VC Investor, Octopus Ventures
LinkedIn

David Beckett

Pitch Coach / Online Presentation Trainer / TEDx Speech Coach
LinkedIn

Sonja Radovic

Co-Founder and Managing Director @Codio Impact
LinkedIn

Claire Palmer

Director Emerging Manager Silicon Valley Bank
LinkedIn

Miranda Kent

Managing Associate Patent Attorney Mathys & Squire LLP
LinkedIn

Greta Anderson

Investor, Balderton Capital
LinkedIn

David Lacklen

Founding Partner, Seed9
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

Jackie Rogowski

Customer Experience Lead, Google
LinkedIn

Jindy Mann

The Selfish Leader
LinkedIn

Kari Sulenes

Building without burnout Co-Founder, Atlas
LinkedIn

Jackie Rogowski

Customer Experience Lead, Google
LinkedIn

Alan Furley

Director, ISL Recruitment
LinkedIn

What we are looking for

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

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.

The 12-week program

We help selected startups take their products to market
providing access to world-class experts and resources.

Twice a year, we run a 3 month program that helps 10-15 selected startups take their products to market.

During the program, our startups get access to world-class experts and resources to scale their product development, access relevant go-to-market channels, and raise funds.

Alongside business growth, we help founders grow as leaders to set them up for future success and scale.

First week of the program is all about getting to know each other and setting ambitious goals for the upcoming months.

  • meet fellow cohort participants and get to know each other’s stories
  • meet experts and share your product demos
  • define personal and business goals for the program
  • define big vision and strategy

Fundraising is not just about finding investors. During the Fundraising Sprint, founders will work through key challenges that come with raising funding:

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

There is nothing that prepares founders better for pitching, than actually pitching. We won’t wait until Demo Day to introduce you to investors.

Throughout the program, founders will have curated, one-to-one meetings with global venture capital firms, funds, and angel networks.

The program starts with a two-week Product Sprint where founders will attend workshops, receive individual feedback, and future-proof their product strategy by:

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

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 Sprint.

We will cover the following:

  • 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
  • partnerships with healthcare & life sceince corporates
  • B2B sales to corporates and big pharma
  • expanding into the US market

 

By the end of Week 6, each startup will have a refined proposition statement and pitch materials.

Fundraising is not just about finding investors. During the Fundraising Sprint, founders will work through key challenges that come with raising funding:

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

We believe that company success starts from founders mental health and resilience. Therefore, every friday we will offer workshops and individual sessions on a range of topics including:

  • overcoming imposter syndrome
  • burnout prevention
  • leadership & culture
  • mindfulness
  • talks from inspiring FemTech & HealthTech founders

 

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.”

Application Timeline

Autumn 2021 Cohort applications are now closed. Click here to sign up for the next cohort.
June 18
Applications Open

Apply early as we process applications on a rolling basis.

Aug 1
Applications Close

Don’t wait till last minute as we process applications on a rolling basis.

Sep 01
Program Starts

Virtual access to workshops and office hours from anywhere in the world.

Dec 1
Demo Day

Showcase your business to investors already interested in FemTech.

Testimonials

FAQ

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.

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.

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.

We have two cohorts per year – Spring and Fall.

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.

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, at the current valuation. If you have raised significant capital already, we may adjust our offer as appropriate. We are part of over 100 strong angel investor network, and we will be helping with funding for all our accelerated companies.

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.

Join the revolution!

“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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