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HITLAB Women’s Health Tech Initiative Invites 30 Visionary FemTech Founders to Deliver Rapid Fire Pitches

Digital Health Enthusiasts and FemTech Investors are welcome to discover what the next wave of innovation can offer to address the unmet needs within Women’s Health

(PRUnderground) June 1st, 2021

On Thursday, June 3rd, HITLAB will welcome 30 innovative FemTech founders to present their novel solutions in front of a global audience. The Women’s Health Tech Innovator Showcase will have of some of the most promising FemTech solutions from all around the world on display. In a rapid-fire format, selected innovators will have two minutes to present their novel digital health solution.

Women’s Health Tech Challenge Director, Susan Solinsky added that “We all look forward to honoring these innovative startups addressing unmet needs in Women’s Health. 2021 has been a transformative year in recognizing female founders and leaders in FemTech.”

Presenters were nominated by HITLAB Women’s Health Tech judges and investor network including Maria Velissaris, Founding Partner of SteelSky VenturesCasey Santiago, Managing Director of Founders Factory New YorkElla Seitz (Berlyand), Principal at Esplanade VenturesNathan Sundheimer, Program & Operations Manager, Health at Plug and PlayMichele Colucci, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Digital Dx VenturesPam Walton, Vice President at Sandbox Industries, The Blue Venture Fund, Ryan Alam, Vice President, Citi Impact Fund, and many more.

Over the past five years, the HITLAB Women’s Health Tech Initiative has grown beyond simply a bi-annual challenge day. It has evolved into a community of entrepreneurs working together to address the unmet needs in women’s health all around the globe. What began as a search for emerging digital health solutions, developed into a unique opportunity to connect founders, investors, legal counsel, providers, payers and researchers.

The goal of the Women’s Health Tech Challenge is to invite innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups, as either individuals or teams, to propose novel concepts to fulfill or mitigate the unmet needs of women all over the world.

HITLAB is excited to announce that in addition to the annual challenge day, the 2021 Women’s Health Tech Initiative include weekly Women’s Health Tech Wednesday episodes, Quarterly WHT Networking Opportunities, and the Rapid-Pitch Innovator Showcase. With the support of partners such as Goodwin Proctor Law, HITLAB is committed to empowering FemTech Founders and providing a stage for the underrepresented founders to diffuse their innovative solutions.

Panel Discussions

In addition to the innovator showcase, tune in to hear from leading FemTech organizations and investors who will share their experiences and lessons learned in panel discussions.

Innovators Showcase: Leadership and Growth Advice from Leading Femtech Organizations

·      Moderator: Polina Hanin , Principal, Aequitas Partners 

•      Elizabeth Gazda, CEO, Embr Labs

•      Juan Pablo Segura, Co-Founder and President, Babyscripts 

•      Debra Bass, President and CMO, NuvoCares

•      Melanie Goldey, COO & CFO, TMRW Life Sciences, Inc.

Innovators Showcase: Venture Panel

·      Moderator: Polina Hanin , Principal, Aequitas Partners

•      Pam Walton, Vice President, Sandbox Industries, The Blue Venture Fund

•      Ella Seitz (Berlyand), Principal, Esplanade Ventures

•      Ryan Alam, Vice President, Citi Impact Fund

•      Casey Santiago, Managing Director, Founders Factory New York

Innovator Showcase

The following FemTech companies will give 2 minutes pitches on their technology:

o   Babbly

o   Maryam Nabavi, Co-Founder & CEO

o   BabyLiveAdvice 

o   Sigi Marmorstein RN, PHN, MSN, FNP-BC, Founder & CEO

o   Bloomer Health Tech

o   Aceil Halaby, Founder and COO

o   Callaly

o   Thang Vo-Ta, Co-Founder & CEO

o   Coral

o   Isharna Walsh, CEO

o   Elidah 

o   Gloria Kolb, CEO

o   Frame Fertility 

o   Jessica Bell Van Der Wal, Founder & CEO

o   Gabbi 

o   Kaitlin Christine, Founder & CEO

o   Health in Her Hue

o   Ashlee Wisdom, MPH, Co-Founder & CEO

o   HERA

o   Caitlyn Hoeflin, Program Manager

o   Hey Jane 

o   Kaitlin Freedman CEO and Co-Founder

o   Hyivy Health 

o   Rachel Bartholomew, CEO

o   K’ept Health

o   Sheena D. Franklin, Founder + CEO

o   Lactapp

o   Enric Pallarés, Co-Founder and CEO

o   Lisa Health

o   Ann Garnier, Founder and CEO

o   Mira

o   Katherine Sakovich, Marketing Manager

o   Oova, Inc.

o   Amy Divaraniya, PhD, Founder and CEO

o   Pandia Health

o   Dr. Sophia Yen, CEO & Co-Founder

o   Prenome 

o   Stevie Cline, CEO

o   Presque

o   Soody Tronson, Founder

o   Relish.Life

o   Liz Dickinson, CEO and Co-Founder

o   Rosy Wellness 

o   Lyndsey Harper , Founder and CEO

o   Ruth Health

o   Alison Greenberg, Co-Founder & CEO

o   SimpliFed

o   Andrea Ippolito, Founder and CEO

o   Sonder Health

o   Lauren Majors, Co-Founder and President

o   Univfy

o   Mylene Yao, CEO and Co-Founder


This event is open to the public. While general admission tickets are available free-of-charge, VIP tickets are available for a nominal fee and include access to excluse networking events, among other benefits. Register here by June 3rd.


HITLAB is an impact-first organization that offers digital health research, teaching, and advisory services to improve health delivery around the world.

At HITLAB, we believe technology and health can work together to improve the quality of health delivery and healthcare worldwide. We use rigorous research and evidence-based methods to identify the best digital health solutions for each of our partners.

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