The 2023 HITLAB Women’s Health Tech Challenge

8 founders of companies at all stages of development will pitch their companies before our panel of esteemed judges.

Above: Presenters at the Women’s Health Tech Innovators Showcase held on June 3rd, 2021.

FULL Application

Applications Closed

Stay tuned for the announcement of our winners at the January 20, 2023 exclusive networking event.

February 10th, 2023: 1-4pm EST

The fifth annual HITLAB Women’s Health Tech Initiative Challenge will be taking place on February 10th, 2023 where FemTech innovators will pitch their disruptive healthcare solutions virtually.

The WHTC began in 2018, focusing on emerging technology applications and systems that improve medical care and the provision of healthcare among women worldwide, an industry slated to reach $50B by 2025.

We will be announcing our 8 finalists for the pitch day competition shortly!

Join us at Pitch Day to see the selected finalists pitch live, and network with industry leads representing the entire digital health ecosystem. The event will feature Panel Discussions, Innovator Pitches, and a surprise Keynote Speaker!

Master of Ceremonies: Susan Solinsky, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer, Ellipsis Health

Nikolia Kanaris, Lead coordinator, Women’s Health Tech Initiative, HITLAB

2023 Women’s Health Tech Challenge Prizes

Series A Prizes

Series Pre-Seed Prizes

Audience Choice Award

Series Seed Prizes

Non-Profit / Charitable Organization Prizes

Schedule of Events

December 18, 2022

Applications Close

January 20, 2023

Exclusive Networking Event / Finalist Announcement

January 26, 2023

Finalist Symposium Elevator Pitch

February 10, 2023

Challenge Day

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Executive Committee

Prize Sponsors

Judging Criteria

Applications will be judged based on the following items:

  • Impact
  • Differentiation
  • Scalability
  • Technical feasibility
  • Economic feasibility
  • Team,
  • Quality of Work


Frequently Asked Questions

No, there is no application fee.

Finalists will give 2-minute pitches, with 3 minutes for questions from Challenge Judges.

We have Prizes available for companies in Seed, Pre-Seed, and Series A funding stages, as well as Prizes for Non-Profit Charitable organizations. If you have questions about your eligibility status, please review the Rules and Regulations or contact us at

No, the Challenge Day on February 10, 2023 will be held entirely virtually. You will not be required to attend in-person. You or someone from your team will be required to attend the Challenge virtually to complete your pitch, and finalists will be invited to complete a mentorship bootcamp the week prior to the challenge, which will also take place virtually.

Finalists will be announced on January 20, 2023 via press release, and newsletter.

Thank you for your submission to the 2022 HITLAB Women’s Health Tech Challenge!

The application period will close on Wednesday, December 14th. Please check your inbox in late January for an announcement about the selection of Finalists