Europe Health Tech Programme inviting Applications for Women Startup Challenge


Deadline: 1 August 2019

The Woman Startup Challenge Europe Health Tech programme is inviting 10 of the best early-stage, women-led healthtech startups who are creating the most innovative tech companies to help scale their products.

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The program is supported by Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS and cohosted by the Office of the Mayor of Paris. Launched in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Women Startup Challenge is on a mission to close the funding gap and shakeup a culture and economy that’s made it exceedingly difficult for women to launch startups and raise capital.

Funding Information

  • Prizes include $50,000 as an equity-free cash grant.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Applicants startup must be focused on healthtech.
  • Applicants healthtech startup must be based in Europe, or the US with a presence in Europe. (Note: A presence in Europe could include applicant’ product or app being available, an office, partnership, etc.)
  • Applicants tech venture must be at the prototype stage or have already launched.
  • Applicant cannot be in concept stage.
  • Applicants Applications must be submitted in English.
  • All finalists pitches must be done in English.
  • Applicants startup must incorporate technology into the approach of their product, which allows the company to rapidly and massively scale in a manner that traditional, independent small businesses cannot. Please note that using tech (i.e. hosting a blog, selling products on their website, or using social media in their marketing) does not qualify as using tech to scale on a mass level nationally and globally.
  • Fast growing with degrees of innovation and technology.
  • Applicant raised between €0-€2.1M from combined sources.
  • Applicants are a technical founder or they have a technical cofounder.
    • Note: If they are not a technical cofounder and they don’t have a technical cofounder, please email the organization and tell them more about setup.
  • Applicants are a woman-led startup – defined as at least having at least one woman founder or cofounder on the team.
    • Note: Women Who Tech uses an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female”, and they welcome transwomen, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who identify, have identified, or have been identified as female or woman.
  • All ideas must be original work or an improvement upon an existing idea without infringements.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online by the given via Website.

For more information please visit https://www.womenwhotech.com/women-startup-challenge/paris-2019

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