About this Program
The Ignite Fire Pitch mini-accelerator provides women-led healthcare start-ups the unique opportunity to engage with potential customers and investors who will assess and advise on the strengths and weaknesses of their companies. This mentoring program leads to the high energy annual Pitch Competition Event where finalists pitch to compete for several hundred thousand dollars in investment prizes in front of an audience of highly respected healthcare executives and investors. Areas of interest include: Patient Access; Patient Engagement; Fem Tech/Women's health; Telemedicine/Remote Monitoring; Pediatrics; Geriatrics; Mental Health; Population Health/Data Analytics; Cancer; Medical Devices; Other Disruptive Solutions. This year Ignite’s audience will include parties interested in social impact investing, in search of companies that have solutions to the needs of underserved populations.
Over the last 2 years $1.3M have been awarded by investors to participating startups!
Previous participants have stated:
“As someone coming from an area that lacks access to venture capital, Ignite was a game-changer for us! Not only was the mentoring valuable but we came away with connections and investment that will enable us to scale our products”
“It was a truly incredible experience. Not only did I have the opportunity to speak with key stake holders in my space, I also had the opportunity to connect with other incredible women and mentors.”
Biotechnology, Healthcare Services, IT Services, Medical Devices and Equipment