We accelerate women's health innovations

A global FemTech community and a 6-month equity free FemTech start-up acceleration program for companies developing innovative solutions to improve technologies relating to women’s health with international reach.
2024 Program Call for application open
Do you have an innovative solution addressing unmet women's health needs? Then apply to the 2024 program to scale your solution globally.
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Innovation platform for FemTech

6 Month Start-up Acceleration Program

The program aims to help selected start-up companies to:
  • refine their business models
    and go-to-market strategy
  • gain visibility through roadshows
  • meet investors and potential customers
  • get personalized technical and business coaching
  • exchange with founders at Peer2peer sessions
  • be part of a strong global femtech community
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Public Events

Regularly we organize public events to:
  • raise awareness of FemTech
  • discuss topics in women's health
  • discover new solutions and technologies
  • help you expand your network
  • be inspired to create innovative solutions
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9 Month Start-up Acceleration Program

The program aims to help selected start-up companies to:
  • refine their business models
  • go-to-market process strategy
  • meet investors
  • meet potential customers
  • get personalized technical and business coaching
  • gain visibility through international roadshows
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Public Events

Multiple times per month we organize public free to attend events that help companies to:
  • expand network
  • ...
  • ...
  • ...
  • ...
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Discover Our Mentors

Anna Butterworth
Founder & MD, UltraViolet
Christina Kirk
Associate Director, Global Business Development, Scouting and Innovation, Ferring
Marta Gehring
Business Development & Marketing Strategist, Swiss Biotech Association
Martin Velasco
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Anecova
Marco Ruedi
Entrepreneur, Coach & Trainer, EPFL Innovation Park
Jerome Michaud
Coach & Mentor
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Discover Our Partners

Amboy Street Venture
BioAlps
CSEM
DayOne
Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom
Essity
FemTech Analytics
Femtech France
Fermata
INSEAD Healthcare Club
Joyance Partners
RH Capital - A Rhia Ventures Fund
SICTIC
Swiss Biotech Association
Swissnex
Women of Wearables

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April 2024

Next program start date
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Applications open

Deadline to apply March 15
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6 Months

Duration

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Common Questions

What is FemTech?
Offering innovative solution in one or more of these areas:
  • Pregnancy & post-partum
  • Mental Health & wellbeing
  • Period health
  • Fertility & infertility
  • Menopause care
  • Sexual & pelvic health
  • Nutrition, Digestive & Hormonal Health
  • Prevention & treatment
  • Endometriosis
  • Bone, Brain Health, Immune & Heart Diseases
  • Oncology
What solutions or services are we looking for?
  • Application Software
  • Mobile Apps
  • B2C Information platforms
  • Therapeutics/Wearable devices/Hardware
  • IoT Preventive medicine
  • Diagnostics
  • Monitoring equipment
  • AI services & Data analysis
  • Consumer non-durables & Personal products
  • Outcome management and InsurTech
What stage can we apply?
The program Tech4Eva is open to start-ups and innovative projects from Switzerland, Europe and around the globe. We will accept both early and late stage companies. Ideally you are working on your go-to-market strategy to scale and/or are considering fundraising.
Is there a fee to apply or participate in the program?
There is no fee to apply nor to participate in the program as the program is fully sponsored. We do not take any equity. Selection will be done by merit.
When is the next cohort?
The 4th FemTech program Tech4Eva will run from April/May - November 2024 (August activity break). The next call for application is open and the deadline to apply is March 15th. Video interviews will be conducted early April with shortlisted applicants.
What is the application deadline?
Please ideally apply by March 15th to give the selection committee time to review all applicants before the opening ceremony in April 2024 (date TBC).
Does the Founder or CEO need to be a woman?
We do not require that the Founder nor CEO of your start-up is a woman. We accept all Founders or CEOs building products and solutions for women’s health.
Does our company need to be based in Switzerland during the program?
Although our program is based in Switzerland, we expect the program to be mostly online. We will aim to have key events in presence such as the kickoff and closing conferences and highly recommend you plan to attend these in person.
What are the benefits to take part in the program?
  • Access to one of Europe’s leading healthcare ecosystems
  • 6 months of tailored coaching and specialized workshops
  • Develop pilot projects with Group Mutuel or its partner companies
  • Access to potential customers through international collaborations
  • Exposure to international investors
  • Access to a unique knowledge from payer’s perspective
  • A desk at La Forge, the incubator of EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne.
  • Direct feedback from a panel of technology experts from EPFL network and the University

Contact Us

For question linked to partnership, sponsorship, mentorship and investment: please contact Lan Zuo Gillet: zuo@epfl-innovationpark.ch
For other details about the program, please contact Simone Theiss: theiss@epfl-innovationpark.ch
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