Join H2i for the 2023 FemSTEM Pitch Competition!

Register now to attend Thursday March 23rd at 3:00 PM to hear from six incredible women-led ventures as they compete for the chance to win funding for their cutting-edge health innovations!

Each year, H2i holds the FemSTEM Pitch Competition as the culminating event of the FemSTEM event series. The pitch competition, judged by a panel of industry experts and key opinion leaders, gives up-and-coming healthcare innovators the opportunity to present their idea to the public and the chance to win funding and in-kind services to scale their project. With FemSTEM’s mandate to inspire, engage, and celebrate women entrepreneurs, this final event spotlights and accelerates the work of the next generation of women entrepreneurs in the healthcare sector.

This event will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person. Please register in advance and select your method of attendance.

This year’s finalists are: CathGraft, Cove Neurosciences, DTPX Therapeutics, Mind-Easy, Neuropeutics and NorthMiRs Inc.

This year we welcome Kate Grant, Mira Backo-Shannon and Soror Sharifpoor as our panel of expert judges, and Cassels Associate Kassandra Shortt to present the awards.

The finalists will be competing for cash prizes and in-kind legal services provided by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP:

Winner: $15,000 cash prize and $5,000 in-kind legal services from Cassels
1st runner up: $5,000 cash prize and $5,000 in-kind legal services from Cassels
2nd runner up: $5,000 cash prize and $5,000 in-kind legal services from Cassels

The FemSTEM Pitch Competition is made possible by the generous support of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and the Temerty Foundation.