Sweden’s FemTech Bootcamp announces its first cohort of female-led startups that have earned the opportunity to take part in the startup scene in Stockholm.
Tillväxtverket’s initiative Startup-Sweden arranges four-week accelerator programs for Swedish startups.
FemTech.io is a non-commercial and independent initiative involving private and public players with the aim of encouraging more women to enter the tech industry and to promote those that are already active.
Ten startups from all over Sweden were selected for this year’s FemTech Bootcamp, and one of the criteria for eligibility was that each startup had to have at least one female founder.
“We received about 40 applications and it was especially fun to see a mix of new entrepreneurs and founders with previous experience of running scalable companies,” said Arash Sangari, Program Manager for Startup Sweden at Tillväxtverket via My News Desk.
“We look forward to the week and hope to help with new knowledge and a broad network that can take companies to the next level,” he added.
The 10 female-led startups participating in the first FemTech Bootcamp are:
Aidar, Stockholm: Specializes in interior design made simple using AI and AR.
DeDecco; Malmö: Offers digital services in interior design.
Diretto, Stockholm: A platform for the distribution of jobs with private individuals. The service handles administration and taxes.
The Folkklore Company, Hovås: Combines technology and tradition by offering a software in which you can design your own embroidery motif.
Grace Health, Gothenburg: a period and ovulation tracker for emerging markets, in order to get women all around the world learn and take control over their bodies.
Imagicase, Stockholm: Develops a tool to inspire young girls to program using a phone case with embedded LED lights that can be programmed to display any text, design, color through programming with the imagiCase mobile app.
Knodd, Göteborg: An app where parents can meet childcare nurses through video calls, learn more about children’s health and save information such as the date of vaccinations and growth curves.
Rebelbirdz, Stockholm: Strengthens the link between inner and outer beauty through data intelligence with a subscription service and an upgraded platform.
Stagecast, Stockholm: An entertainment platform for entertainment and sporting events that integrates mobile with live events.
Ztable, Uppsala: An app for horseback riders that includes a training calendar, a social network, and exercises.
“We are looking forward to an intensive and productive week at the FemTech Bootcamp where we will get in touch with contacts and knowledge to reach our vision of making women accessible throughout the world,” said Estelle Westling, one of the founders of the startup company Grace Health.