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The fourth annual HITLAB Women's Health Tech Initiative Challenge will be taking place on December 17th, 2021 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 have our 8 finalists for the pitch day competition!


Vitala Global Foundation

Whispa mobile app


Aila Health




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, Breakout Groups, Innovator Pitches, and a surprise Keynote Speaker!

December 17th, 2021 - 1pm-5pm EST

Topline Event Day Agenda (4 hours)

Master of Ceremonies:

Susan Solinsky

Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer, Ellipsis Health

Founding LP, How Women Invest

Nicole Anderson

Lead coordinator, Women's Health Tech Initiative, HITLAB

Featured Speakers Include:

Dr. Brittany Barreto, Founder, FemTech Focus

Marija Butkovic, Founder and CEO, Women of Wearables

Stefanie Beasley, Partner, Silicon Valley Women's Leadership, Beasley + McCusker Communications

Amii Barnard-Bahn, Managing Principal, Barnard-Bahn Coaching & Consulting

Rika Nakazawa, Founding Partner LP, How Women Invest

Erika Cramer, Managing Member & General Partner, How Women Invest

Carolyn McCusker, Partner, Beasley + McCusker Communications

Polina Hanin, Principal, Aequitas Partners

Delphine O'Rourke, Partner, Goodwin

Elizabeth Gazda, CEO, Embr Labs

Jessica Karr, Managing Partner, Coyote Ventures

Shelly Kapoor-Collins, Founding Partner, Shatterfund, Partner, Sway Ventures

Zsia Rosmarin, Partner, Withum

Ella Seitz, Partner, Esplanade HealthTech Ventures

Perry Clarkson, Partner, SJF Ventures

Buffy Allegra, Managing Partner, SteelSky Ventures

Casey Santiago, Venture Partner, SteelSky Ventures

Becca Shmukler, Venture Capital Investor, Laerdal Million Lives

Michelle Colucci, Founding Managing Partner, Digital Dx Ventures

Abbie Strabala, Investment Analyst, Rhia Venture

Lily Wound, Partner, Goodwin

Marija Butkovic, Founder, Women of Wearables

Aliya Aaran, Founder & Executive Director, NIHUB

Kathrin Folkendt, Founder & CEO, Femtech Insider

Kris Brown, Partner, Goodwin

Finalist Bootcamp

The five companies that are selected to pitch on Challenge Day - December 17th, 2021 - are expected to participate in a special training program, or “Virtual Bootcamp," for 1-2 hours daily the week before the pitch. The mentorship-driven Virtual Bootcamp creates an ecosystem for Finalists of the Women's Health Tech Challenge to receive expert guidance and support from industry leaders and VCs. Designed as a blend of workshops and one-on-one office hours, Finalists will collaborate with mentors to perfect their pitches and expand their entrepreneurial expertise.

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