A joint program between EPFL Innovation Park and Groupe Mutuel
Program started April 2021
Next Roadshow July 1
Program Duration 9 months
The first Swiss program in the field of FemTech
A 9-month FemTech start-up acceleration program for companies developing innovative solutions to improve technologies relating to women’s health
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Creating an innovation platform in Switzerland for disruptive FemTech start-ups to join forces with forward-thinking corporations to advance and improve technologies relating women’s health, and achieving respective growth.

Tech4Eva is a 9-month start-up acceleration program, aiming to help selected start-up companies to refine their business models and go-to-market process strategy, to meet investors and potential customers, through thematic workshops, roadshows as well as personalized technical and business coaching.

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Eligibility

Start-up Application

All start-ups developing innovative solutions to foster women’s health are welcome to apply to this program. Priority will be given to those start-ups that:
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Tech Driven
Demonstrate growth potential and traction to customers
Have a product /service that is ready to be commercialized
Are looking for international development and further fundraising
Are in the field of FemTech
See definition below
Have a strong team
Are committed to attend diligently all the program activities (1-2 senior team members)
Female and/or male founders
The program will also accept a limited number of promising projects in FemTech that have not yet incorporated, as associated members of the program, where business training and mentorship will be offered
OUR Process

Tech4Eva Start-ups

Selection
  • By a selection committee
  • Maximum of 15 start-up and 10 innovative projects that are not yet incorporated
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Definition of FemTech
Offering innovative solution in one or more of these areas:
pregnancy & post-partum
wellness
period health
fertility & infertility
menopause
mental health
family life
prevention
treatment
care
Solutions /services we are looking for
Products and services could take the following forms:
application software
apps
B2C information platforms
therapeutics/wearable devices
IoT preventive medicine
diagnostics
monitoring equipment
AI services
consumer non-durables
personal products
outcome management
The program will also accept a limited number of promising projects in FemTech that have not yet incorporated, as associated members of the program, where business training and mentorship will be offered.
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April 2021

Next program start date
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March 31, 2021

Application
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9 Months

Duration
Benefits

Benefits for start-ups selected by the accelerator

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Access to one of Europe’s leading healthcare ecosystems
9 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, or at InnoPeaks of GM in Sion
Direct feedback from a panel of technology experts from EPFL network and at the University
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Common Questions

What is FemTech?
Offering innovative solution in one or more of these areas:
  • Pregnancy & post-partum
  • Wellness – period health
  • Fertility & infertility
  • Menopause
  • Mental health
  • Family life
  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Care
What solutions or services are we looking for?
  • Application Software
  • Apps B2C Information platforms
  • Therapeutics/Wearable devices
  • IoT Preventive medicine
  • Diagnostics
  • Monitoring equipment
  • AI services
  • Consumer non-durables
  • Personal products
  • Outcome management
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 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 first FemTech program Tech4Eva is scheduled to be launched April 2021 and finish with a closing event December 2021. You can apply from the registration form.
What is the application deadline?
Please ideally apply before March 31st to give the selection committee time to review all applicants before the launch.
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 a hybrid format and adapted to the latest COVID-19 restrictions. We will aim to have key events in presence if possible such as the kickoff and closing.
What are the benefits to take part in the program?
  • Access to one of Europe’s leading healthcare ecosystems
  • 9 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, or at InnoPeaks of GM in Sion
  • Direct feedback from a panel of technology experts from EPFL network and at the University
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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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