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.
meet the 2024 Tech4Eva Cohort and join the cause to create better Women's healthcare for tomorrow !
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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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  • ...
  • ...
  • ...
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Discover Our Mentors

Jennifer Cubino
Lifescience & HealthTech Advisor
Nicolas Loeillot
Business Models and Innovation Development - Strategy and Corporate services, CSS Insurance
Kai Thornagel
Director, Essity Ventures
Marta Gehring
Business Development & Marketing Strategist, Swiss Biotech Association
Marco Ruedi
Entrepreneur, Coach & Trainer, EPFL Innovation Park
Alice Zheng
Principal, RH Capital - A Rhia Ventures Fund
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Discover Our Partners

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

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April 2025

Next program start date
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Applications Open

Deadline to apply Feb. 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 5th Femtech program Tech4Eva will run from April/May - November 2025 (August activity break). The next call for application is open and the deadline to apply is February 15th. Video interviews will be conducted early March 2025 with shortlisted applicants.
What is the application deadline?
Please ideally apply by February 15th to give the selection committee time to review all applicants before the opening ceremony end March-early April 2025 (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. The program is hence global and we accept applications from around the world. 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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