September 2022 Grit International Female Accelerator Newsletter
Our Next Cohort of Innovative Female Founders
Our mission is to bridge the gap in gender divide and promote women working in underrepresented industries in STEM, technology, and digital health fields. And improve gender equality when it comes to raising investment.
Our previous accelerator was a huge success and we had the pleasure of working with 16 inspirational women from over 6 EU countries and the UK. Working in digital health, life science, MedTech, healthcare product solutions and Equi-tech.
We've spent the summer working hard with our team, industry experts and partners to make the programme even better! We have redesigned the programme to focus even further on the 'female founders funding journey'.
It is with great pleasure that we share a valued testimonial from our previous cohort. Danielle Ralic is founder & CEO of Ancora.ai- an Al powered platform that supports clinical trials with innovative, powerful and patient-friendly technology.
Danielle found the programme to be "absolutely fantastic" and was selected by Roche as one of our partner winners at our international pitching event.
Tatsiana Aneichyk is CEO & Founder of Omicschart- a digital platform for biomarker evaluation in cancer.
Tatiana found the programme to be " an excellent opportunity for us, the founders, to meet and learn from experts in the fields of business development, fundraising, digital health and associated regulations, ethics considerations of working with patients and their data and many more".
Tatsiana was selected by Microsoft as one of our partner winners at our international pitching event.
Jennifer Corley is CEO & Founder of Equitrace - a groundbreaking solution in robust horse-side technology, that unleashes the power of the horse's microchip, converting a simple microchip into a secure health record and health monitoring device.
Jennifer believes "We need companies to succeed to make the world a better place, this program will help do that. I would encourage any female founder to apply".
Petra Stockinger is Co-Founder of Breaz - a medical device that detects major chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD and asthma early. The device helps medical professionals, particularly in primary care, to quickly diagnose respiratory diseases and gauge a patients severity.
Petra found " the program really helped me at such an early stage to think more globally, allowing me to identify and leverage international opportunities early on. In addition, it was a safe and fun space where people could learn with and from each other and I am sure we will benefit from our network in the future".
Mabel Gimeno is CEO and Co-Founder of Dive Medical-transforming the way patients explore their vision. Providing more objective data to enable better medical decisions through technology based
on Eye Tracking and Artificial Intelligence.
Mabel "loved the individual sessions that were
delivered and the valuable input to improve our
pitches and understand what investors like to see in them"
Iryna Gavrylova is CEO and Co-Founder of CMYK Ingredients a biotech company that designs, certifies and produces prototype batches of foods. Demanded by the new generations due to the usability, product form, fun flavors and microbiome solutions. The prototypes are ready for pharmaceutical shelves and developed with a 100%
clean label, 100% wellness-minded and 100%
Iryna felt "Nearly every mentor made me face a gap in my business model, pitchdeck, approach to HR and cyber security matters etc".
Suzanne Moloney is CEO and Founder of HidraMed Solutions. An innovative company that develops and supplies adhesive free wound dressing products for hidradenitis suppurativa and difficult to dress chronic wounds.
Suzanne felt "Participating in the Grit Accelerator gave me the opportunity to meet some incredible founders and mentors from around the world. Each week we received topics relevant to our business, which was interactive and indispensable".
Cecile Chevalier is Co-Founder and CEO of Diagante-developing preanalytical in vitro diagnostic medical devices based on a programmable nanomaterial that allows the preservation and the processing of solid samples. It enables rapid and high throughput diagnosis on all solid tissues.
Diagante's technology intends to blur the lines separating pathology and laboratory medicine, providing access to the analytical power of the instruments used to analyse biological fluids.
Cecile felt "The program allowed me to develop my network in Europe by meeting other female CEOs around Europe in the health and life science industry but also through different experts coming from all over the world".
Sharon Anavi-Goffer is CEO and Founder of Fride Pharma- an innovative company that focuses on innovations & technologies for better management of mental diseases. The mission is to bring new classes of drugs to enable caring physicians to provide better treatment to patients. The company is managed and empowered with people who believe in the company's vision of improving Schizophrenia and Tourette
syndrome patients' and families' wellbeing.
Sharon found "Coming from the scientific world, the Grit programme has equipped me, as a founder, with basic terms, tools and skills I need to professionally drive my company in the business world"
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