GDTHealth Network (Global Digital Technologies Health Network) is a not-for-profit membership organisation. The organisation provides a global network of digital health & life sciences to collaborate with industry, academia and public sector organisations. Through collaboration between members, project partner alignment between members, events membership access & speaking opportunities, global strategic trade missions, international accelerator programmes, education & training.

As part of the GDTHealth Network services, in cooperation with our board and partners, the female international accelerator-Grit was developed.

Grit International Female Accelerator aims to enable female entrepreneurs operating in digital health and life science with the knowledge and confidence required to scale their individual business. There is no cost to participate and no equity taken.

The online acceleration programme will provide hands on support and allow participants to gain access to accumulated knowledge, skills, healthcare and life science entrepreneurial expertise. This access will be supported by weekly innovative online meetings, interactive workshops, exclusive masterclasses led by our core partners, established mentor network and a growing international alumni network.

Participate Benefits

  • Participate in a 10 week intensive online programme with over 30 online meetings and 45 hours of programme content delivered by industry experts
  • Develop the skills required to take your business to the next level
  • Receive mentoring from experts within your industry
  • Become investment ready
  • Grow your international network
  • Gain a greater understanding of the many challenges faced when working outside your home market

Programme Learnings

  • Leadership
  • Product Market Fit
  • International Market Challenges/Cultures
  • Ethical Issues/Digital Governance
  • Cyber Security in Healthcare
  • AI in Healthcare
  • Raising Investment
  • Global Mentoring

Our Team

Diane Nevin, CEO & Start-up Programme Director

Laila Engkat, International Digital Marketing & Events Manager

Dr. Basma El Homasany, Healthcare Consultant

Kristina Eskenaz, AI & Cyber Security Consultant

Professor Kerryn Butler-Henderson,Digital Health Consultant

Who Should Apply

EU female start-ups and diverse teams that are operating in digital health and life science. The business must be at proof of concept stage, scalable and innovative.

Applications are now open up until 21st February. Accelerator will start on 22nd March.

Please reach out to us at with any questions and register your interest for our mini webinar series