2023 HITLAB Women's Health Tech Challenge

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2023 HITLAB Women's Health Tech Challenge

2023 HITLAB Women's Health Tech Challenge

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About this event

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The fifth annual HITLAB Women's Health Tech Initiative Challenge will be taking place on February 10th, 2023 where FemTech innovators will pitch their disruptive healthcare solutions virtually.

The HITLAB Women's Health Tech Challenge began in 2018, focusing on emerging technology applications and systems that improve medical care and the provision of healthcare among women worldwide, an industry slated to reach $50B by 2025.

We are excited to announce that our 8 finalists who will pitching live on Febuary 10th are:

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Join us at Pitch Day to see the selected finalists pitch live, and network with industry leads representing the entire digital health ecosystem. The event will feature Panel Discussions, Innovator Pitches, and a surprise Keynote Speaker!

February 10th, 2023: 1pm-5:30pm EST

Topline Event Day Agenda (4 .5hours)

Master of Ceremonies:

Susan Solinsky

Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer, Ellipsis Health

Founding LP, How Women Invest

Nikolia Kanaris

Lead coordinator, Women's Health Tech Initiative, HITLAB

We would like to thank all of our incredible screening judges

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Thank you to our esteemed panel of judges

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Friday, February 10th

1:00pm - 5:30pm - All times below are Eastern - virtual

12:55pm: Webinar opens

1:00pm: Welcome, Thank you to Screening Judges, Judges, Sponsors

  • Susan Solinsky, Director, Women’s Health Tech; Co-Founder ,Ellipsis Health
  • Nikolia Kanaris, Lead Coordinator, HITLAB Women’s Health Tech

1:05pm: Fireside Chat - The Changing Landscape of Women’s Health Globally

  • Marija Butkovic, Founder & CEO, Women of Wearables
  • Brittany Barreto,Founder, FemTechFocus

1:15pm: Panel Discussion - Why Every Leader Should Have a Mentor and Be a Mentee - a Frank Discussion About the Circle of Support in Women’s Health

  • Moderator: Anna Zornosa, EIR, National Institutes of Health
  • Janna Guinen, Executive Director, HLTH Foundation, Program Lead, CSweetener
  • Sharon Knight , Venture Partner, JAZZ Venture Partners
  • Brian Kalis, Managing Director, Accenture Health
  • Erika Seth Davies, CEO, Rhia Ventures

1:40pm: Judge Introductions

  • Courtney Leimkuhler, Founding Partner, Springbank Collective
  • Katie Drasser, CEO, RockHealth.org
  • Perry Clarkson, Principal, SJF Ventures
  • Elizabeth Bailey, Managing Director, RH Capital

1:50pm: Non-profit and Pre-seed pitches

2:35pm: Fireside Chat: Driving the Women’s Health Revolution

  • Delphine O’Rourke, Partner, Goodwin
  • Dr. Sandy Milligan, Head of Research and Development, Organon

2:50pm: Seed and Series A pitches

3:30pm: Audience Choice Award Voting

3:35pm: Panel Discussion: The Importance of the Mind and Body Connection in Women’s Health

  • Moderator: Nina Roth, Associate Director, Ellipsis Health
  • Solome Tibebu, Founder & CEO , Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech, Venture Partner, GreyMatter
  • Dr. Bradley Karlin, VP & Executive Medical Director, Behavioral Health, Highmark Health
  • Dr. Victor Carrion, Vice-Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford University Early Life Stress and Resilience Program

4:00pm: Creating More Ease In Your Leadership: Connecting to Breath

  • Dr. Roopan Gill, CEO & Co-Founder, Vitala Global Foundation

4:15pm: Awards Announcement

  • Non Profit (2nd place): Niko Kanaris, HITLAB
  • Non Profit (1st place): Marija Butkovic, Founder & CEO, Women of Wearables
  • Pre Seed (2nd place): Horizon
  • Pre Seed (1st place): Niko Kanaris, HITLAB
  • Seed (2nd place): Katie Cheralas,Manager, Femtech, Withum & Samantha Greenbaum, Senior Manager, Withum
  • Seed (1st Place): Lily Wound, Partner, Goodwin
  • Series A (2nd place): Kris Brown, Partner, Goodwin
  • Series A (1st place): Kris Brown, Partner, Goodwin
  • Audience Choice Award: Nuzi Barkatally, VP StartupBanking, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Silicon Valley Bank

4:35pm: Closing Remarks

4:38pm: MOVE to Zoom Networking

4:40pm: NEW Zoom (10 minute introductions - 30 sec intros from hosts)

Networking and Breakout Room Hosts Introductions:

  • Lata Setty, Founding LP, How Women Invest
  • Michele Colucci, CEO, DigitalDx Ventures
  • Mia Ji Xin Farnham, Investment Associate, SteelSky
  • Kris Brown, Partner, Goodwin Law
  • Jessica Karr, Founding General Partner, Coyote Ventures
  • Prativa Joshi, Associate, Highmark Ventures
  • Victoria Lezzi, Women’s Health and Wellness Co Team Lead, Withum


Non-Profit Room:

  • Project Baala
  • MOMentum Park

Pre Seed Room:

  • FemTherapeutics
  • Athelo Health

Seed Room:

  • LunaJoy
  • Malama Health

Series A Room:

  • BabyLiveAdvice
  • Hera Diagnostics

4:50pm: 1st Networking - Rooms open (20 minutes)

5:10pm: 2nd Networking - please move to a new room (20 minutes)

5:30pm: Closing remarks

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