The intersection of women's health and technology.
An initiative founded in 2018 with the mission of addressing unmet health needs of women globally and increasing gender equity in technology and venture.
Large Scale Pitch Days
Welcoming innovators to pitch their digital health solutions to a panel of expert judges.
Pitch Days Last Year:
One In-Person, Two Virtual
Total challenge applicants in 2020
Attendees registered for our virtual Challenge in November 2020
The future of women’s health is bright.
The Women’s Health Tech Challenge invites innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups to propose novel solutions to fulfill unmet needs of women worldwide.
of women hold the purchasing power in their households*
First Pitch Day
Our Program Leaders
Director, Women’s Health Tech Initiative; Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Ellipsis Health
We seek to improve global women’s health by connecting early-stage startups with the resources they need to successfully launch innovations.
We facilitate access to advice on building, funding, and scaling women’s healthcare technology innovations through content, connectivity, and capital.
Our Knowledge Partners
Our Impact Partners
Our Executive Committee
Saoimanu D. Sope
Ryan Splitler Ph.D
Dr Mabel Yen Ngoc Nguyen
Dr. Tahmida Nazreen
Merck Global Health Innovation Fund is excited to partner with HITLAB to build an innovative, disruptive healthcare ecosystem around the wellbeing of women. By sponsoring the 2020 HITLAB Women’s Health Tech Challenge, our collective goal is to support solutions that empower women to take charge of their health, make informed choices, and access higher standards of care.