Women in Health Initiative (WiHI) Seed Program

By mmuise

The OBIO® WiHI Seed Program is a 6-month program specially designed to support early-stage, women-led health science companies. Participants will receive comprehensive advisory, coaching and networking opportunities to accelerate their growth. As a crucial boost to their development, each selected company will also receive up to $20,000 CAD in grant funding.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a grant of up to $20,000.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

Applicants must:

  • be women-led companies;
  • be early-stage, women-led health science companies;
  • have companies that meet the following requirements:
    a) be a private, high-potential health science company based in Ontario;
    b) focus on developing human health science products, including but not limited to medical devices, diagnostics, digital health and therapeutics;
    c) have either a minimum of 50% women-identified ownership and/or a minimum of 50% women-identified management representation with senior-level, strategic decision-making abilities;
    d) raised less than $2M CAD in dilutive capital.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. submit a Request for Information ( a confirmation email with the link to application form will be sent to the contact).

2. submit the application form.

Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

They are no longer accepting applications for this round. If you have any questions, please contact Garima Ghale @ garimaghale@obio.ca.

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