Find out how the emergence of a new business innovation category – FemTech is empowering women and creating some interesting challenges for impact entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups at the cutting-edge of this area of special interest.

The FemTech market, a $200 billion industry (technology/products/software that focus on women’s health) is currently booming – around $1.1 billion in funding since 2014 – but it is still nowhere near as large as it should be considering that women represent almost half of the population and +75 percent of consumer buying power. As part of the CW Unplugged programme events of Tech for Good initiatives in 2018 aimed mostly at the younger tech audience CW will be addressing four of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN this year, starting with FemTech on February 23rd at the Bradfield Centre in Cambridge.

This event will bring together two very innovative start-ups, impact investors, designers, engineers, to help create solutions to specific challenges for these two start ups as well as others who may join this event. The real tough work will be outside this event over the year with a sustainable effort with support from mentors, platforms and connections to turn some of these solutions into reality and impact.

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Arrival, registration and networking

CW Unplugged Introduction & CWiHero
Abhi Naha, CCO, CW
Sylvia Lu, CW Board

‘Empowering Women Through Menstrual Dignity’
Manjit Gill CEO, Founder, Binti

A vision to create a world where all women have menstrual dignity. What does that mean, why is there an issue in 2018 and how can FemTech help?

‘Consumerisation of Women’s Health – The Dawn of FemTech’
Chantelle Bell & Anya Roy, Co-Founders, Syrona Women

Why should monitoring gynaecological health no longer be a privilege but a right? As a field that has seen a lack of innovation in almost a couple of decades, have investors overlooked elegant opportunities in women’s health?

‘Demystifying Fundraising and Investing in Impact Start-Ups’
Paul Hughes, Director, Allia

What is an impact venture?
How is it different to other start-ups…or is it the same?
What are the fundraising options?
Why should investors consider an impact start-up?


Ideation Workshop

Workshop Presentations

Next Steps

Event close, refreshments

FREE Event