Femhealth Founders, an innovation hub dedicated to helping women-led companies address obstacles to women’s health and wellness, will be hosting an event called “Funding for Founders.” It will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 4:30 pm. – 6:30 p.m. at The Collaborative – Learning Lab, on 704 SE 5th St, Bentonville.
The focus of this event will be discussion on funding options for women founders, featuring diverse and candid perspectives provided by real stories from women leaders. A panel discussion by the aforementioned women will be followed by an interactive networking happy hour with funding stakeholders and resource providers. There will also be hors d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktails, sponsored by VEST, another organization dedicated to helping women in business.
“About 1 percent of healthcare innovation and research is invested in female-specific conditions, beyond oncology. That number should be far higher,” said Natalie Shew, FHF cofounder and leading principal. “We’re excited to work with like-minded organizations to propel women founders in the heartland who want to improve and expand women’s health and wellness solutions.”
The event will be moderated by Jessica Mathews, a senior writer at Fortune. Panelists will include Elise Alexander, VP & General Counsel at AcreTrader; Erika Lucas, Founder of StitchCrew and VEST and Charu Thomas, CEO of Ox.
“The time to invest in Women’s Health is now. We are proud to partner with FHF and the Walton Family Foundation to support women entrepreneurs building solutions that improve care delivery, address stigmatized areas and deliver culturally sensitive and tailored care options for women.” said Erika Lucas, Cofounder of StitchCrew.
You can join the event either in person or online, but in either case, register online at the Femhealth Founder website.
(Photo courtesy of Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, UA)