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Women Startup Challenge
COVID-19 Tech Grant

Congrats to the Finalists
September 2020
Five startups were selected to participate in the COVID-19 Tech Grant Program.

A $10,000 Innovation Grant was awarded to Chrissa McFarlane of Patientory, and a $3,000 Impact Grant was awarded to Max Tuchman of Caribu.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed societal and industrial vulnerabilities and diverse perspectives are vital to address these unique challenges. The COVID-19 Tech Grant was designed to fund women-led ventures focused on solving the biggest health, education, employment, civic engagement, and financial issues related to the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

The $10,000 Innovation Grant was awarded to Patientory, a population health data management and analytics company that leverages blockchain to gather silo’d healthcare data to empower patients, medical professionals, healthcare organizations, and employers with actionable insights into healthcare data to improve population health outcomes.

The $3,000 Impact Grant was awarded to Caribu, the leading ‘educational family entertainment platform’ specifically designed for kids ages 0-13 to have a virtual playdate, allowing them to draw simultaneously and play games in real-time with family and friends when they can’t be physically together.


Innovation Grant: Patientory
Impact Grant: Caribu
Pitch Coaching

Women Startup Challenge COVID-19 Tech Grant Finalists

Chrissa McFarlane headshot
Chrissa McFarlane
Maxeme Tuchman headshot
Max Tuchman
Adhithi Aji headshot
Adhithi Aji
Aksana Karolik headshot
Aksana Karolik
Devshi Mehrotra headshot
Devshi Mehrotra

Meet the Jury

Cat Hernandez Headshot
Cat Hernandez
Cofounder and Investment Partner, The Venture Collective
Sandra Campos headshot
Sandra Campos
Founder of Fashion Launchpad, former CEO of Diane Von Furstenberg