Women Startup Challenge Europe HealthTech will showcase and fund innovative, women-led healthtech startups that are solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet. Launched in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, and Johnson & Johnson's JLABS, we are on a mission to close the funding gap and shakeup a culture and economy that's made it exceedingly difficult for women to launch startups and raise capital. We provide funding, mentoring, and other resources for women who are creating the most innovative tech companies to help scale their products. Prizes include up to 50K USD as an equity-free cash grant, one-on-one mentoring with investors, among other critical startup services. (Prizes subject to change.)
Startups across Europe, and startups in the US who have a presence in Europe, with at least one woman cofounder can apply to this Startup Challenge. See below for full eligibility requirements. The 10 best applicants will be selected to pitch their startup on stage at Hôtel de Ville - Paris City Hall, cohosted by the Office of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on 7 October, 2019. Our distinguished jury has included investors from Mozilla, GV (Google Ventures), Techstars, Illuminate Ventures, OneRagtime, and tech editors from the BBC, TNW, tech.eu, and more.