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Emerging FemTech: How Tech is Transforming Women’s Health
July 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
About This Event
Join GA & FemTech Collective for an APAC special edition panel from inspiring FemTech entrepreneurs from Sydney, Tokyo and Canberra.
FemTech is a term used to categorise any software, startup or product that combines technology with a focus on women’s health. A rising industry, FemTech is innovative for its prioritisation of a historically underrepresented area in technology.
We’ll be discussing the origins of their startup, how technology is transforming women’s health for the better, emerging innovations and what the future of femtech holds. Whether you’re in the industry yourself or looking to break in, hop online and join the conversation!
– Lightning talks from each founder on their business
– Discussion panel
– Audience Q&A
About the Instructors
Megan Capriccio Co-Founder of Vikera Tequila,
Global Ambassador for FemTech Collective Sydney & Consultant
Megan Capriccio is the Director of FemTech Consulting and Sydney Ambassador to the FemTech Collective. As an entrepreneur, product manager, and business consultant, Megan has dedicated her career to ensuring that women have more control over their realities by working for and with women in a variety of fields. From researching the role of women on the international stage at the University of Sydney to establishing a tequila company that empowers and celebrates women in the wine and spirits industry, to launching the FemTech Collective branch in Sydney, Megan’s various roles have gained her recognition as a champion for change for women, their education, and careers. She is currently working with and consulting for FemTech companies, investors, and partners across Australia and the US to grow the ecosystem, offer additional support for women to manage their health with the help of technology, and to re-educate the public on how healthy women create a healthy society.
Dr Kelly Teagle Founder/Principal,
Dr Kelly Teagle graduated in Medicine from the University of Queensland in 2001 and worked as a Medical Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force. After becoming a GP she completed further studies in women’s reproductive and sexual health. At 42 Kelly experienced an early menopause which further motivated her to study and treat menopausal issues. In 2019 she launched WellFemme, Australia’s first Telehealth Menopause Service, to help women access specialised perimenopause care Australia wide. Kelly also works as a GP in Canberra, writes blog articles, speaks at Womens’ Health events and has two kids.
Amina Sugimoto COO,
Born in Asia, raised in Africa and educated in Europe, Amina comes from a very diverse and multi-cultural background. As a child growing up in Africa, she volunteered at a local cancer hospital for children, where she experienced first-hand the absolute poverty and lack of access to basic healthcare in local communities. As an ambitious and caring individual, Amina has made it her mission to bring about a paradigm shift in healthcare in order to promote better access to medicine across the globe.
She moved to London where she obtained a Doctorate Degree in Public Health and Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and later moved back to Japan to work at the Health and Global Policy institute for Dementia. During her time working in healthcare, she saw an opportunity for additional focus on women’s health & education and decided to shift gears to advocate for FemTech solutions within the industry.
She joined Mistletoe Fund, a social impact-focused VC (backed by Taizo Son) based in Tokyo, as their Healthcare Innovation Producer and in 2019 launched fermata, Inc., a leading FemTech ecosystem in Japan in combination with fermata, Inc. Fund, an investment vehicle for global FemTech start-ups.
Nicole Liu Founder,
Nicole is the Founder of Kin Fertility. After a misdiagnosis of an all-too-common reproductive condition, Nicole started Kin to help women take control of their own reproductive health.
While starting her career out in Investment Banking, she followed her excitement into a Venture Capital role with Reinventure, working with high-growth tech startups. Then, did a detour into working with large corporates at McKinsey & Company.