24th September, 2020

A recent article in Sifted named the top accelerator programmes supporting female entrepreneurs across Europe and DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator was one of only 8 accelerators to make the list.

Connor Bilboe wrote “If you’re a healthcare startup looking to scale your solution within the NHS, this flagship accelerator by DigitalHealth.London is your go-to.”

Sara Nelson, Programme Director said: “We believe that diversity and inclusion is central to the long-term success of innovation and transformation within the NHS and the health and care sector. We’re proud that over 20% of the SMEs we have supported are founded or majority owned by women, but women still remain under-represented in the digital health tech world.

To attract more women innovators we celebrate and share the successes, learnings and stories of some of the fantastic women who have been through our DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme.”

Alumni of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator and Launchpad programmes were quoted:

“The programme has given us great insight into how the NHS evaluates new technologies and how we can position our technology. This is really helpful, because the NHS can be an opaque market for those sitting outside it.” — Annie Coleridge, cofounder and chief executive of Launchpad alumnus Alva Health

“As a female founder, I felt that the DHL program understood the need for a welcoming and supportive approach to SME leaders like myself, inexperienced in the sometimes foreboding business world, arming us with greater knowledge of the health landscape in London and beyond, but also with education on the complexities of business management.” — Rosie Scott, cofounder of Accelerator alumnus LifeBox Health

It was also great to hear from the other seven accelerator programmes who made the list who are all doing great things to support female entrepreneurs: Female Founders – GROW F, Hatch BAME Female Founders, Google for Startups female founder programmes, ReaktorX, The Venture City (TVC) – The Garden, Bridge for Billions – The Leap and WILLA – WILLA Scale.

Read the full article here.

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