Women in Health, mentoring programme. Global-EU women entrepreneurs and innovators in health sector



Work and industriesEntrepreneurs

We are pleased to offer a unique opportunity for global-EU women-led startups to participate in personal high-level mentoring sessions. We select group of inspiring founders to get intensive and comprehensive support by renowned global-EU experts in e.g. developing business plan, scaling up and finding investors. This is an opportunity you should not miss! The session includes a one to one session on your top urgency topic.

The mentoring sessions will take place either on May 26th or 27th. The exact date and time will be individually scheduled with the accepted candidates.

TO APPLY FOR THE MENTORING, Please fill our survey for official application

Deadline to apply by May 10th midnight CET. Limited places


After filling the survey you will be contacted by e mail, by the organizer to plan the details of your mentoring. The contacting will take place any time before the 27th of April.



Opening event April 27th 12-13:30 CET. / 13:00-14:30 Finnish time

For everyone interested in the topic of female entrepreneurship

To register for the opening event, click here

All applicants will receive an e mail link to the opening event

  • Opening and Introduction, Ritva Viljanen, Mayor of Vantaa
  • Global StartupCities Women Action Plan 2021, StartupCities Vantaa & Cologne
  • Introduction to Finnish health startup ecosystem, Eeva Salminen, Director, Business Finland
  • Why global-EU Mentoring? Taryn Andersen CEO & Co-Founder, impulse4women
  • Q&A

May 26th & 27th   

  • 100 women in health entrepreneurship mentored, online  (Only for selected founders)

May 31st 

  • Follow-up event, online (Only for selected founders, TBA)



Female Entrepreneurship

Why mentoring the women in Health sector is it so important? First, there are still steeper uphill for women founders. Only 15,5 % of founders in Europe are women. Secondly, a specialized field like healthcare, demands more background know-how and practical tips that require a lot of learning by doing, failing, and succeeding to master. We want to create more startup-entrepreneurs in each StartUpCity and to foster the exciting ones under the umbrella of the historic and pioneer bottom-up #EiA – European innovation Area impulse among others by cities, villages, and remote areas.

The event / seminar is organized by StartUpCity Vantaa and the coalition of six Finnish cities, 6Aika growth Ecosystem -project

The high-level mentoring program is implemented by Impulse4Women (implementation leader for women at the bottom-up #EiA – European innovation Area).


The Global StartUpCities is an initiative behind the pioneer bottom-up #EiA – European innovation Area. This bottom-up movement focuses on innovations outside big hubs, with focus on young people, women, and talent as it continues to widen up the initiative, securing the future success of innovation in Europe and globally, to achieve a top-down ’European innovation Area’ with the bottom-up #EiA as one of its pillars.

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