Integrating the Early stage Tech4Eva program has clearly accelerated our thinking, also made it possible to anticipate and secure all the critical milestones in this adventure. In addition to the workshops, the coaching sessions allowed us to have specialized follow-up and advice. Thank to the team, speakers and to the coaches and I'm delighted to have been able to participate in this unique program!
I think there are two key benefits of a program like Tech4Eva that I would like to remark: (1) the extensive network they have, which has helped us to contact VCs, medical equipment manufacturers or technology research centers and that will surely help us now and in the future and (2) the visibility that the program gives our company within the Women's Health sector, which puts us on the radar of Corporates and VCs, clinicians and patients. I think that just for that, the program is worthwhile going through, but in addition, the training sessions provided are also interesting, access to experts via their mentoring sessions is top notch, and meeting peers from other start-ups, with whom synergies may arise in the future.
Tech4Eva is a great program also for scientists coming from academia who want to build a start-up. Invaluable knowledge is acquired quickly and prepares you well for the journey of how to be successful with your start-up. Thank you so much Tech4Eva!!
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
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 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
Offering FemTech innovative solution in one or more of these areas:
pregnancy & post-partum
mental health & wellbeing
fertility & infertility
immune & heart diseases
prevention & care
brain & bone health
Products and services could take the following forms:
B2C information platforms
IoT preventive medicine
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.