Five startups participating in FemHealth Founders’ inaugural accelerator program

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Natalie Shew, from left, April Roy and Elizabeth Prenger are the founders behind FemHealth Founders.

Northwest Arkansas tech/health innovation hub FemHealth Founders (FHF) disclosed details recently about the participants in its inaugural accelerator program focused on women’s health and wellness.

Five startups are participating in the inaugural cohort, and each will receive a $10,000 non-dilutive grant, made possible in part by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

“The founders in this cohort are building companies that will change the face of women’s health care via better access, improved outcomes, lower costs, and higher transparency,” said Natalie Shew, co-founder of FemHealth Founders. “These innovations will make an acute difference across gynecology, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and trauma-informed care.”

Participants include:

  • Bunnii helps people complete their fertility journey with a personal health record and care navigation platform. Co-founded by Meredith Brunette, Bunnii is headquartered in New York City.
  • Between is a platform enabling patients to book same and next day appointments with local, independent clinicians for in-person gynecology care. Co-founded by Sheereen Brown, and Asia Barnes, Between is headquartered in Atlanta.
  • Function Feedback offers affordable, customizable EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor physical therapy that can be used both in clinic and at home. Founded by Kristen Davidson, Function Feedback is headquartered in Siloam Springs.
  • Partum Health helps women and families achieve more joy and better health by delivering expert care, online and in person. Partum’s multidisciplinary approach is designed to prevent complications and address the most common health needs of growing families. Co-founded by Meghan Doyle, Partum Health is headquartered in Chicago.
  • WellMiss is a trauma-informed digital care clinic that provides holistic and integrative care for women on their trauma-healing journey. Care is delivered through personalized care teams, shared group medical appointments, and community support. Founded by Jennifer “Jaki” Johnson, WellMiss is headquartered in Atlanta.

FemHealth Founders is working with Oklahoma City-based business accelerator StitchCrew to operate the program. StitchCrew is an independent organization that supports women and entrepreneurs of color.

“The time to invest in Women’s Health is now. We are proud to collaborate with FemHealth Founders to get this program off the ground so we can support women entrepreneurs improving care options for women,” StitchCrew co-founder Erika Lucas said.

The companies are participating virtually in an eight-week program that will conclude on April 28. At the end of the program, where they receive mentorship and business coaching from industry executives, investors and leaders in the women’s health space, participants will travel to Northwest Arkansas to meet more investors and stakeholders during a two-day retreat at The Collaborative in Bentonville.