Women Who Tech’s ninth Women Startup Challenge showcased 10 of the best early stage women-led healthtech startups from across Europe, and those in the U.S. with a presence in Europe. The event, which was held at Hôtel de Ville in Paris on October 7, 2019, was supported by Johnson & Johnson Innovation–JLABS and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, and was cohosted by the Office of the Mayor of Paris.
Pitching Founder: Noushin Dianat
Cyprio was awarded the grand prize of $50,000 for their “BioPearl technology,” a breakthrough in tissue engineering allowing the fabrication of 3D micro-tissues of human organs as a more representative and predictive research tool for drug efficacy and toxicity screening, fundamental research and, ultimately, in cell therapy.
Audience Choice Award:
Pitching Founder: Monika Tomecka
The JLABS Audience Choice Award went to Monika Tomecka, founder of uFraction8, a company that develops novel filters to help bio-manufacturers harvest cells with sustainable and scalable technology.