LeadHERs in Digital Health

For women, by women

TechonFifth, Atlanta, Georgia

About the Event:

LeadHERs in Digital Health is a pitch competition designed for 8-10 select startups (co)founded or (co)led by women. Phase I of the event offers entrepreneurs and founders with focused workshops and trainings, including pitch preparation, raising capital, firm challenges, financial model and intellectual property concerns. Phase II, the pitch competition, features select teams for a 7-minute presentation, followed by a 5-minute Q&A session from a panel of investor judges. Concurrent with Phase II, a youth summit on innovation and entrepreneurship is held to introduce and engage middle and high school students in the ecosystem.


Phase I

Date: December 1, 2018
Time: 9:00 - 3:30
Venue: TechOnFifth | Hodges Room
75 Fifth Street NW, Suite 380
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

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Phase II

Date: February 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 - 5:30pm
Venue: KPMG Ignition
1201 W Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Recap of Phase I

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, HealthVenture Capital hosted Phase I of LeadHERs in Digital Health in Atlanta, Georgia featuring talented women entrepreneurs and founders. Phase I entailed pitch preparation, raising capital, firm challenges, financial model and intellectual property concerns. Our team worked with five women entrepreneurs, founders, innovators and leaders of digital health startup companies (pictured left to right):

LeadHERs‌ supports firms that are (co)founded and/or (co)led by women in technology. We thank our sponsors, ATDC, KPMG and John-Oliver Beirne, President of Beirne Wealth Consulting, who share our vision to provide women with opportunities to grow in an ecosystem in which they are underserved and underrepresented. HealthVenture is committed to be a catalyst and change agent to effectuate meaningful movement in this space.

About Startup Contestants:

  1. You are a woman entrepreneur, founder or leader in a startup
  2. You are an early or seed-stage founder, received less than $500K in funding to-date
  3. Focusing on any one of the following digital health areas:
    • Digital medical devices
    • Population health management
    • Telemedicine products
    • Integrative medicine and healthcare
    • Artificial intelligence & big data
    • Internet of things in medicine
    • Biosensing and behavioral health
    • Genomics and sequencing technology

Event Organizers:

HealthVenture Capital is a venture fund investing in disruptive technologies and solutions that are impactful, scalable and sustainable. As early and seed-stage investors we seek an elite cohort of healthcare entrepreneurs that are relentless problem solvers. The pursuit of creating more equitable, efficient, and effective healthcare systems, coupled with market stressors and infusion of technology, presents a myriad of investment opportunities. We invest in you!

Event Partners:

Media Partner

Contact Us for:

  • General inquiry
  • Need more information regarding sponsorship?
  • Interested in participating as a judge, speaker, or mentor?
  • Would you like to learn more about being a contestant?
  • Media relations
Contact: Sharon Mwale  |  Program Manager [email protected]