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Women Startup Challenge
2019 Europe HealthTech
Grand Prize: Cyprio
October 7, 2019 at Hôtel de Ville in Paris, France
Cyprio, a Paris-based company redefining predictive research tools for drug and toxicity testing in the human liver, won the $50,000 grand prize.

Women Startup Challenge 2019 Europe HealthTech Finalists



Letizia Gionfrida

Arthronica is a SaaS platform to remotely diagnose arthritis using laptop/smartphone cameras combined with AI-powered software.



Dora Sabino
Immunotherapies are treating cancer patients that previously had little therapeutic options. However, responses to immunotherapy are hugely variable. Predicting response is crucial to achieve durable benefit. Blazar is building a software platform to anticipate patient response to specific cancer therapies.
Ksenia Belkina of Cardiomo


Ksenia Belkina
AI-based breakthrough solution in Patient Monitoring - wearable device and analytic system remotely monitoring patient vitals and predicting critical cardiac events in real time.


Noushin Dianat
Cyprio has developed "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.


Arfa Rehman
Eva is a digital health platform that helps women have an easier and healthier menopause. It combines behavioral science, health tracking, and data-driven insights to provide personalized menopause care for managing symptoms and improving overall health.


Lauren Foundos
FORTË provides access to boutique studio classes coached by leading fitness experts worldwide. Both a technology and subscription based streaming platform, FORTË installs hardware & software into studios, which enable the classes to be streamed live daily. A FORTË subscription gives you access to this interactive and unparalleled fitness experience either through their live or on-demand library.

Luma Womb

Loanna Haseltine
Luma Womb is a medical device that enables women with impaired endometrium to carry her own child. Using near-infrared, the devise improves fertility by creating an adequately thick endometrial lining, thus providing conditions for a fertilized egg to implant.


Carla van den Bos
Meds²Go developed innovative cooling containers for people who use temperature-sensitive medicines, allowing them the freedom and security to travel. 


Monika Tomecka
uFraction8 develops novel filters to help bio-manufacturers, who grow biological cells (yeast, bacteria, micro-algae, mammalian cells) for products (food and drink, feed, bio-chemicals, medicines), to harvest cells with sustainable and scalable technology outcompeting conventional filters and centrifuges.


Sonia Neary

Wellola revolutionises how clinics care for and communicate with their patients by offering clinics an own-branded digital gateway via secure e-visit and messaging systems. Their SaaS platform is white labelled to clinics' needs.