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Markea Dickinson
Investing in Femtech: The Case for Women’s Healthcare (Part I)

Investing in Femtech: The Case for Women’s Healthcare (Part I)

https://joannalichter.medium.com/investing-in-femtech-the-case-for-womens-healthcare-part-i-dc6185ee11ee

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Q&A with Markea Dickinson Yale SOM'20, Thermaband Co-Founder

Q&A with Markea Dickinson Yale SOM'20, Thermaband Co-Founder

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.

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Markea Dickinson
Next to My Bed: Markea and Debbie Dickinson

Next to My Bed: Markea and Debbie Dickinson

What would it take for you to start a business…with your mother? For Markea Dickinson, the answer was simple: a good idea with a strong mission. When her mother Debbie saw how little there was on the market for menopausal women dealing with heat sensitivities, she was shocked. “This is 2020,” she proclaimed. “Women don't have to just put up with it. Physicians actually have information and solutions that allow my daughters and grandchildren and other women not to have to deal with this.”

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Markea Dickinson
Kickstarting Heathcare Innovation at Yale

Kickstarting Heathcare Innovation at Yale

Seeing nothing discreet, natural, stylish, and effective on the market, the Thermaband team seeks to provide thermal comfort to users, especially those suffering from hot flashes, through a wearable smart thermostat.

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