The Women Startup Challenge Europe HealthTech will showcase 10 of the best early-stage, women-led health tech startups from across Europe, and those in the US with a presence in Europe. The program is co-hosted by Johnson & Johnson’s JLABS and 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 shake up a culture and economy that’s made it exceedingly difficult for women to launch startups and raise capital. They provide funding, mentoring, and other resources for women. Further, who are creating the most innovative tech companies to help scale their products.
- Prizes include $50,000 as an equity-free cash grant, one-on-one mentoring with investors, among other critical startup services.
However, All finalists are to pay their own travel and accommodations to the final Pitch Competition in Paris.
- Your startup is to focus on health tech.
- Your tech venture must be at the prototype stage or have already launched.
- You cannot be in the concept stage.
- Applications are to be in English.
- All finalists pitches are to be in English.
- Your startup must incorporate technology into the approach of your product. Further, 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 your website, or using social media in your marketing) does not qualify as using tech to scale on a mass level nationally and globally.
- Fast growing with degrees of innovation and technology. You’ve raised less than €2.1M from combined sources.
- You are a technical founder or you have a technical co-founder. Note: If you are not a technical cofounder and you don’t have a technical co-founder, please email us and tell us more about your setup.
- You are a woman-led startup 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 we 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.