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

/// WHY

The Leading Global FemTech Accelerator

/// 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

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Karina Vazirova

Co-Founder, product & technology leader

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Tatiana Klimanova

Program Director

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Terri Harris

Head of Community

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FemTech Lab Team

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

FemTech Lab Team

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

Katia Lang

Co-Founder, serial entrepreneur

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Karina Vazirova

Co-Founder, product & technology leader

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Tatiana Klimanova

Program Director

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Terri Harris

Head of Community

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Product Experts

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

Jane Van Dis

Assistant Professor, University of Rochester

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Mirko Bernadroni

CSO, Fiume

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Michael Seddon

CTO, Fiume

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Keren Leshem

CEO at OCON Healthcare

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Kelly Vero

Founder Consultant Core Game

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Gregorz Pisarczyk

Coach & Consultant, HealthyOrg

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Albert Patrashku

Head of Design, ClauseMatch

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Product Experts

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

Jane Van Dis

Assistant Professor, University of Rochester

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Mirko Bernadroni

CSO, Fiume

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Michael Seddon

CTO, Fiume

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Keren Leshem

CEO at OCON Healthcare

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Kelly Vero

Founder Consultant Core Game

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Gregorz Pisarczyk

Coach & Consultant, HealthyOrg

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Albert Patrashku

Head of Design, ClauseMatch

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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

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Alban Remy

Head of Innovation and Life Sciences at London & Partners

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Joseph Casey

Partnerships & Programs King’s Health Partners

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Shakti Dookeran

Imperial College Health Partners

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Nicole Leeds

Head of Partnerships, Clue

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Daniela Schardinger

VP Marketing & Medical Affairs at OCON Healthcare

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Douglas Haggstrom

Manager at DayOne Accelerator Basel Area

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Thomas Brenzikofer

Co-Founder and Manager at DayOne, Basel Area

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Hannah Patel

Managing Director of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry UK

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Kate Afanasyeva

Product marketing, Google, Google for Startups Mentor

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Elissa Baker

Managing Partner, VP of Marketing & BD Phase2 Hhealth

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Dan Baker

CEO, Phase2 Health Board Member, Health Prime

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Ira Krachanovskaya

Marketing & Growth Partner BP Launchpad

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Oliver Eidel

Medical Doctor, Software Engineer & Regulatory Consultant

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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

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Evie Mulberry

Managing Director, Astia Angels

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Electra Japonas

Founder, The Law Boutique

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Claire Palmer

Director Emerging Manager Silicon Valley Bank

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Andrey Dokuchaev

COO, ClauseMatch

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Jon Dawson

Partner, Haysmacintyre

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Victoria Kennard

Director of Strategic Operations at 500 Startups

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Miranda Kent

Managing Associate Patent Attorney Mathys & Squire LLP

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Cynthia Jurytko

Partner, Rebuild.vc

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Parm Raeewal

Senior Public Policy Manager, Vodafone

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Matt Vallin

VC Investor, Octopus Ventures

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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

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Mental Wellbeing
Coaches

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

Dania Lyons

Partner, Spinks

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Jindy Mann

The Selfish Leader

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Kari Sulenes

Building without burnout Co-Founder, Atlas

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Alan Furley

Director, ISL Recruitment

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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

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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.

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    Early-stage FemTechs

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

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    Strong Founders

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

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    Disruptive Product

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

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    MVP Ready

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

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    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!

/// 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.

/// APPLY

Application Timeline

Autumn 2021 Cohort applications are now open. The final deadline is 1 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 1
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.

1 Dec
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.

/// TESTIMONIALS

What Our Startups Are Saying

Hear first-hand from our Alumni on how FemTech Lab transformed their businesses and helped take their startups to the next level.

/// 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.
Spain
AI-enabled personalised postnatal maternity advice and breastfeeding support.
UK
A cognitive behavior therapy app fights anxiety by building better thinking habits.
Israel
A milk testing device to track breastfeeding and improve mother and infant wellbeing.
UK
A platform for fertility support, connecting with leading fertility experts and products.
UK
An on-demand 24-hour continuity care virtual pregnant women’s clinic.
Pakistan
A chatbot for girls in developing countries with engaging education on reproductive health.
Argentina
A sperm selection and intrauterine insemination, supported by two medical devices.
UK
Masterclasses and social online learning experience for prenatal to postnatal care.
Singapore
A personalised wellness solution helping women in India & Southeast Asia manage hormonal health.
UK
Bite-sized emotional support, wellbeing & calm in mum’s (soon dad’s too!) pocket.
Spain
AI-enabled personalised postnatal maternity advice and breastfeeding support.
UK
A cognitive behavior therapy app fights anxiety by building better thinking habits.
Israel
A milk testing device to track breastfeeding and improve mother and infant wellbeing.
UK
A platform for fertility support, connecting with leading fertility experts and products.
UK
An on-demand 24-hour continuity care virtual pregnant women’s clinic.
Pakistan
A chatbot for girls in developing countries with engaging education on reproductive health.
Argentina
A sperm selection and intrauterine insemination, supported by two medical devices.
UK
Masterclasses and social online learning experience for prenatal to postnatal care.
Singapore
A personalised wellness solution helping women in India & Southeast Asia manage hormonal health.

/// FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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.