Blog — women's health
Weston-based mother-daughter duo Debbie and Markea Dickinson are on a mission to create a tech innovation to help solve the most human of issues: keeping cool during menopause
Two startups founded by Yale School of Management students were among the winners at Startup Yale, the annual showcase of entrepreneurial ventures and pitch competition, which took place online on April 16 and 17 2020.
Female Founders Fund launched in 2014 with one simple belief: women will build the companies of tomorrow. Since 2014 women’s health has outgrown its perception as a “niche” area of healthcare and developed into a key area of interest for investors, as well as the broader healthcare community. As a result of this shift, over $1 billion has been invested in women’s health companies over the last 5 years.
Markea Dickinson '20 co-founded Thermaband during her second year at SOM. Thermaband's mission is to reframe midlife and empower women to control their thermal comfort through the Zone device. This smart personal thermostat provides heating and cooling sensations, as well as digital health data, and was co-created with a community of 600+ women.