Women’s Health is lagging far behind.
Our goal is to create women-relevant health solutions. Born from the tragedy of October 7th, and its aftermath, Mission Resilience leads innovation in trauma, PTSD and anxiety in women. Heeding the current needs our twofold mission will scale existing initiatives and create phoenix companies.
Are you ready to turn unmet needs into startups?
or to scale your existing company?
Explore the challenges.
impact.51 is a company that builds companies in women’s health. Our work is problem-led, pre-team, and pre-ideas.
We know that the field recognizes problems best. So we partner with the ecosystem to understand real problems affecting real women. This means, we fall in love with the problems, not the solutions.
Our partners for this mission are:
Hospitals, HMOs, mental health organizations, and experts in the field. With them we identified a long list of challenges.
Now, we need you. Come fall in love with the problems, and ideate solutions. A unique opportunity to innovate together, generate and develop ideas for addressing some of the most pressing problems facing women exposed to trauma today.
So, if you are an entrepreneur, designer, engineer, clinician, researcher, or just curious and passionate about developing ideas from scratch, we invite you to join our second cohort.
We are looking for individuals with entrepreneurial spirit and skills,that believe in the importance of building new products and services to tackle women’s health issues.
In exchange we offer insight and entrance into the field, onsite access to top mentors and experts, team curation, business development and an enriching experience!
after I apply?
We choose the best applicants and curate teams, in an admission process.
This means you don't need an idea, team or prototype to join us, but you need to have the passion, and the knowledge, to understand the problem you will be tackling.
Our team and mentors will guide you through an18 week journey from scratch to scale. You will gain tools for critical design, systems and gender-lens thinking processes. Together with your team you will create and test innovative new ideas that have the potential to become a scalable, commercial venture.
Up to 2 best and right ideas will be chosen at the end of the 18 weeks by our investment committee, and join our foundry (venture builder) for further R&D and receive pre seed investment.
Admission Process and Timeline
Admission Process and timeline
Applications reviewed and top candidates invited to a screening workshop and selection committee January 30th, 2024
Relevant candidates invited to personal interviews between February 4th to February 8th and notified by February 9th of next steps.
Workshop 2 and Team selection and curation
February 14th, 2024
February 15th, 2024
Innovate! February 20th onwards - June 9th
December 28th - January 27th, 2024
Candidates continuing on to workshop notified
January 28th, 2024
Screening Workshop 1 and Immersion
January 30th, 2024
February 4th - February 8th, 2024
Candidates continuing notified
February 9th, 2024
Kickoff Workshop 2 Team Formation
February 14th, 2024
February 15th, 2024
February 20th, 2024-June 9th**
*Participation in all of the preliminary sessions is mandatory for relevant candidates.
** 20.2, 27.2, 5.3, 12.3, 19.3, 26.3, 2.4, 9.4, 16.4, 30.4, 7.5, 15.5, 21.5, 26.5, 28.5, 4.6, 9.6
We will provide you with the tools, network access and knowledge to ideate solutions, and build on the best ones!
We will accompany you and your team on your journey from 0 to 1.
You will innovate, ideate and participate in 18 ideation sessions starting on February 14th, usually on Tuesdays between 16:00-20:00 and in the team work between meetings.
On June 9th, there will be a Demo Day to present the ventures to our investment committee and to select the two best and right ventures that will be joining our foundry for further development and investment.
impact.51 is the world’s first startup studio dedicated to women’s health. We are on a mission to create systemic change, by leading an idea factory that will create a critical mass of startups in the field.
impact.51 invests in problems and people. Because, it takes an ecosystem to make change.
We provide the tools, network access, knowledge and funding, to ideate 100’s of solutions, and build on the best ones!
Accompanying teams on their journey from 0 to 1.
Who Can Apply?1. Companies, NGO’s, entrepreneurs, with existing validated* solutions/services/methods in the fields of trauma, anxiety and PTSD, that are willing to scale and adapt their solutions to the local needs. These are solutions beyond the POC stage, that have tested their solutions. 2. Solutions/services/methods in the fields of trauma, anxiety and PTSD that can be up and running at scale within 3 months, in Israel. *technology or service
How many companies will be selected to participate?Up to 3 companies/initiatives.
What is unique about this program?We partner with the field for problem-led innovation. This gives you direct access to unmet needs, and experts in the field to help tweak and adapt your solution and best fit to the market needs. We will do everything to help you provide relevant responses - in real time!
Who are the challenge partners and mentors?Each partner provides unmet needs and is happy to assist you in moving your idea forward. We also provide a network of mentors from the industry and in different fields.
What’s in it for my company?Be part of a movement that is committed and passionate about women’s health! Test your solution in the local market. Meet dedicated experts and investors. Engage and learn from dedicated mentors. If your product is chosen, gain access to foundry and funding. This is a rare opportunity to grow your startup in a growing asset class, femtech. While also doing good during these trying times.
Do I need a healthcare background?No. We bring the experts to you. If you have this expertise you are an asset to the team. It is an advantage not a prerequisite.
What commitment is required?Commitment to the challenge, and product adaptation, within 3 months. We are looking for people with a high level of commitment to these challenges, and who want their ventures to succeed. We in turn will facilitate this journey and help ensure teams, market fit, and strategy.
How can impact.51 help my initiative scale in order to tackle current challenges in trauma, PTSD and anxiety in women?We offer tools, ecosystem access, mentorship to scale, network and community access and investor access.
Is there an admission fee?We provide the infrastructure, the team, experts, mentors, network - the playground. All you have to do is put your best efforts and time into scaling up your idea with your team. Cost upon admission to the ideation, after the selection process (paid by February 5th), is 500 NIS.