End of Year 2022 Grit International Female Accelerator Newsletter

Happy New Year 2023

We would like to thank our fantastic network for enabling us to achieve such incredible milestones in 2022.

We are so grateful to our board, partners, industry experts, VC community, mentors and inspiring cohorts.
We have had the pleasure of working and supporting;

* 31 female founders
* 12 female co-founders
* 15 plus female leadership teams

From over 9 EU counties and the UK.

We achieved our mission to;
* Bridge the gap in gender divide and promote women founders working in underrepresented industries such as digital health and life science
* Provide women founders with the opportunity to scale through international collaboration
* Share a deeper understanding of the VC landscape and how to become investor ready in the current market
* Improve gender equality when it comes to raising investment

We are super excited to move forward with our strategic plan for 2023. Grow our active community of female founders, seeking VC funding and supports.

The Grit team wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Virtual Pitching Ceremony

Grit virtual pitching ceremony was an outstanding event, with a cohort of 15 exceptional, innovative and inspiring female founders working in digital health & life science. From over 6 EU countries & the UK.

Thank you to our fantastic core partners for their ongoing supports;
*Boston Scientific
Strategic Partner
*McKinsey & Company

Congratulations to all the ladies for designing and delivering such impressive and high-level pitches and to our winners;

*Iris Wing To Lam from DeDx was selected for the Roche award
*Una Kearns from myPatientSpace was selected for the Microsoft award
*Judi O'Malley from Spiorad Medical Limited was selected for the Boston Scientific award

It's been our pleasure to support this amazing cohort of female founders and we are privileged to provide ongoing supports in 2023.

#GritCohort2022 #femalefounders #digitalhealth #lifescience #raisinginvestment

Congratulations to Gate2Brain

Congratulations to our recent cohort graduate Meritxell Teixido and her amazing team at Gate2Brain for been selected by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) to receive €2.5 million in funding.

Congratulations to BestHealth4U

Congratulations to our recent cohort graduate Sónia Ferreira and her amazing team at BestHealth4U. They have received a $1 million investment from Lince Capital to take their Bio2Skin product to market.

"Women as investors and developers of digital health and welfare technologies to address societal challenges" Webinar

Thanks so much Professor Sarah Wamala Andersson & Mälardalen University for inviting our Grit CEO and Programme Director, Diane Nevin as a panel speaker, representing Grit International Female Accelerator, for the webinar "Women as investors and developers of digital health and welfare technologies to address societal challenges."

It was an honour and a pleasure to discuss with all the panel speakers.

Open for new applications in January 2023

We will be opening for new applications in January 2023. Please submit your interest and company details through the F6S button or Google From below.