October 2023 Grit International Female Accelerator Newsletter

New GRIT Cohort

We are thrilled to welcome another group of International inspiring female founders who are on a mission to improve healthcare and women's health. Our current cohort consists of eleven inspirational female founders from over four EU countries, two Middle East countries, one Asian country, Canada and the USA.

A special thanks to Conor Russell VP of Boston Scientific Clonmel for supporting the Grit program for another year and for being an advocate for female founders in healthcare.

We look forward to welcoming and collaborating with exceptional international VCs and industry experts to support our new cohort of inspiring female founders .

To learn more about our new cohort click on to the below link:

Grit Female Leaders in Healthcare Summit

Grit International had their first summit on June 8th, 2023 at The Herbert Park Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.

Grit Female Leaders in Healthcare Summit was a tremendous success, and we couldn't have done it without our amazing sponsors, supportive strategic partner, inspiring speakers, and enthusiastic attendees!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors Vhi Healthcare and Boston Scientific for their support in making this event possible. A big thank you to our strategic partner, Women in Medicine in Ireland Network. Your contribution helped us create an enriching experience for our participants. Thank you for believing in our vision!

A big shoutout to our remarkable speakers who shared their insights and expertise with everyone at the summit. Your valuable knowledge has undoubtedly left a lasting impact on our audience.

Last but not least, we want to express our sincere appreciation to all the attendees who joined us, shared their thoughts, and engaged actively throughout the event. Your presence and enthusiasm made the summit truly special.

Get ready for an even bigger and better summit next year! We'll be working hard to bring you more valuable content, exciting speakers, and unforgettable experiences.

Check out our short clip from the event:

AIMS Summit at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

Our CEO, Diane Nevin had the pleasure of speaking at the AIMS Summit at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and sharing topics on Entrepreneurship in Healthcare.

Thank you to Peter Naughton for the kind invitation and congratulations on a hugely successful, innovative and inspiring summit.

Women Entrepreneurs Forum 2023 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Thank you to the wonderful and inspiring Monika Stanisheva and her exceptional team at DIR.BG for inviting our CEO, Diane Kevin to speak at the Women Entrepreneurs Forum 2023 in Sofia, on how women can raise international investment.

The energy within the conference was electric, with all speakers providing high-quality and relevant insights. On how we can improve gender equality for women entrepreneurs at a national and international level.

MedFemTech Congress in Paris, France

Our CEO, Diane Nevin, had the privilege of speaking about the importance of general practitioners for women's health at the MedFemTech Congress in Paris last May.

Thank you Gila Tolub, McKinsey & Company, Clalit Health Services and Forbes France for the invitation and for running such a successful event on the importance of gender equality in women's health #FemTech

European Female Founders Summit

Our CEO, Diane Kevin, had the privilege to celebrate #IWD2023 in Brussels with the most inspiring females from across Europe. It was such an honour to be invited to speak at the first European Female Founders summit initiated by the European Commission.

A massive thank you to the powerhouse of females leading European Female Founders for organising such an important and successful event.

Congratulations to Braintale

Congratulations to our GRIT alumni, Dr. Julie Rachline and her amazing team. BrainTale raised €4.5 million (about $5 million) last June, to speed further development of software that can decode changes in the brain’s white matter into information that can predict, diagnose, and monitor the progression of diseases such as Parkinson’s.

Congratulations to Beyondbmi

Congratulations to our GRIT alumni, Dr. Harriet Treacy and her amazing team. Beyondbmi has raised more than €500,000 in a funding round from investors including Ergo chairman John Purdy as it looks to fill a gap in the market for medically validated weight-loss solutions for patients suffering from obesity.