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 6-month equity free Femtech start-up acceleration program for companies developing innovative solutions to improve technologies relating to women’s health with global 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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Founding Partners

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
CHF 180+ million raised to date by Alumni cohorts

2021, 2022 & 2023 Tech4Eva start-ups raised CHF 180+ 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 2024

Next program start date
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Applications open

Deadline to apply March 15
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6 Months

Duration

The Accelerator Program Alumnis

Adira Health
Annaida
Aquafit
Asan
Aspivix
Beyond Genomix
Biorithm
Carbomed Medical Solutions (breathe ilo)
Care Mother
Carmel Diagnostics
Benefits

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
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:
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 welcomes global solutions of all areas and stages to apply. Preference will be given to start-ups with scientific evidence, having or ideally building a clinical or animal model, or in vitro for the mechanism of action, ideally IP protected or in submission, or having proof of concept / prototype /users /data / early adopters. We look for founders who are committed to participate in the program activities, open to discussions or suggestions of assigned mentors, willing to share his/her network to benefit others in the program and determined to make progress.

Discover Our Mentors

Magali Bischof
Secretary General, BioAlps Association
Sapna Rao
Consumer Health Strategy, Philips
Susan Herbert
Lifescience Advisor
Martin Velasco
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Anecova
Douglas Haggstrom
Experienced Digital & Strategy Professional, Innovation Office at University of Basel
Alice Zheng
Principal, RH Capital - A Rhia Ventures Fund
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
menopause care
endometriosis
sexual & pelvic health
nutrition, digestive, hormonal health
autoimmune & heart diseases
brain & bone health
prevention, treatment & oncology
Products and services could take the following forms:
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
InsurTech

Selection and Process

  • Applications are reviewed by a selection committee and include personal interviews for shortlisted start-ups prior to selection.
  • Maximum of 10-15 start-up with a strong business model.
The program and some corporate partners have a particular interest in solutions for brain or heart health, menopause, mental health, prevention and treatment as well as nutrition, digestive or hormonal health for women in all stages of their life.