A joint program between EPFL Innovation Park and Groupe Mutuel
Call for Application 2022 Opening soon!
Next Roadshow November 17th
Program Duration 9 months

We accelerate women's health innovations

A Femtech community and a 9-month equity free Femtech start-up acceleration program for companies developing innovative solutions to improve technologies relating to women’s health.
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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
CHF 90 million raised to date by Alumni cohorts

2021 & 2022 Tech4Eva start-ups raised CHF 90+ million for women's healthcare to date.
Congratulations to the progress of the start-ups!

Apply for the Acceleration Program

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April 2023

Next program start date
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Application deadline
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9 Months


The Accelerator Program Alumnis

Carbomed Medical Solutions (breathe ilo)
Carmel Diagnostics
CorDiFio Health

Benefits for Start-ups Selected by the Accelerator

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
Direct feedback from a panel of technology experts from EPFL network and  the University

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:
Are 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

Discover Our Mentors

Hanne Langmoen
Senior Business Director International, embecta
Francoise Lamotte
Director Digital, Innovation & ICT, Terre des hommes foundation
Marta Gehring
Business Development & Marketing Strategist, Swiss Biotech Association
Frederik Decouttere
Chairman, Alithea Genomics, and AVP & SLIMS GM,Agilent
Douglas Haggstrom
Experienced Digital & Strategy Professional, Innovation Office at University of Basel
Marco Ruedi
Entrepreneur, Coach & Trainer, EPFL Innovation Park
Discover All Mentors & Experts

Selection Criteria and Process

Start-ups we are looking for

Offering FemTech innovative solution in one or more of these areas:
pregnancy & post-partum
mental health & wellbeing
period health
fertility & infertility
immune & heart diseases
family life
prevention & care
brain & bone health
Products and services could take the following forms:
application software
B2C information platforms
therapeutics/wearable devices
IoT preventive medicine
monitoring equipment
AI services
consumer non-durables
personal products
outcome management

Selection and Process

  • Applications are reviewed by a selection committee and include personal interviews for shortlisted start-ups prior to selection.
  • Maximum of 15 start-up and 10 innovative projects that are not yet incorporated.
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.