Where technology meets equality
& collaboration advances innovation
TECHquality is Health 2.0's Mentorship Program that connects diverse health technology innovators (or innovators-to-be) with individuals who are leaders in health technology; from serial entrepreneurs to investors to CEOs, these individuals are committed to supporting individuals from all backgrounds in their health technology endeavors.
TECHquality Spring 2017 - Snapshot of Mentee Experience
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Bridging the diversity-gap in health technology through structured guidance and support for individuals from underrepresented groups in the health technology.
Provide guidance and support to diverse individuals, encouraging innovation and
facilitating growth in health technology.
Heighten awareness of the need for diverse health technology innovators and build inclusive health technology that is representative of the diverse patient populations that the health technology industry serves.
Level the playing field for underrepresented groups by accelerating connections
in the health technology space.
Building one-on-one connections has been proven to significantly help diverse individuals to advance in both the personal and professional environment. Health 2.0 is committed to making health technology more inclusive starting with supporting diverse health technology innovators and up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
Matching with a mentor who is a leader in health tech and has had success in your area(s) of interest
Monthly (or more!) opportunity to bounce ideas of your mentor, get supportive guidance and insight into the health tech industry
Access to compiled resources on the DiversityInHealthTech website
Structured goal setting over the 4-month long program: Co-develop goals during the first Mentor/Mentee meeting
Who Should Apply?
TECHquality mentees are individuals who are currently in the health tech space, or want to be, and are part of an underrepresented group in health tech. Mentees may have an idea they want to bounce off of someone who has been there before, is in the process of creating a new technology or is just beginning their career and looking for direction. Mentees understand the need to diversify health tech and want to be part of changing the health tech landscape. Individuals who are new to health tech, or have a new idea, are encouraged to apply..
TECHquality mentors are individuals established in the health tech space. From CEO/COOs/CTOs, VCs, to serial entrepreneurs, these individuals are committed to helping individuals from underrepresented groups in health tech grow their ideas and their careers.
Complete a 15 minute Interview with Health 2.0 team
Attend the Kickoff Call on November 14, 12pm ET
Submit a “Goals of TECHquality” after first Mentor/Mentee meeting
Meet at least once a month to discuss growth strategies and reflect on progress
Complete a mid-program and final feedback survey
Submit a short video sharing progress and outcomes
Applications for the 2017 Fall Program are now closed. All Applicants chosen to move forward will be contacted by the Health 2.0 team.
2017 Class of TECHquality Testimonials
"TECHquality matched me with an amazing mentor who helped me find the confidence and direction I needed to execute. Firstly, her work and education experience were directly in line with what I was trying to accomplish, which meant she could give me practical, substantive feedback. Secondly, she was able to draw out what I was thinking and feeling, but had a hard time articulating. To that end, my mentor helped me to put together a mission statement and a list of strategies, tactics, and goals, which were tremendously helpful. Finally, we connected so well on a personal level. I found her to be warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental. That emotional support is so important when you are embarking on a new endeavor. I feel very lucky to have had such a great experience with my mentor. Diversity in health tech is so important if we hope to build solutions that uplift everyone, especially the underserved. Thank you Techquality for this opportunity."
-Nadaa Taiyab, Mentee
“I liked having a female mentor who is a leader in the field, her experiences in life helped me focus on what I can do, as a woman, to move ahead. She was excellent at helping focus my needs, and preventing me from putting my cart in front of the horse. She had an uncanny ability to send me just the right article or inspirational quote at just the right time, and she was able to draw from personal experience in helping me make a real-time decision about my career.”
“I think the relationship will continue beyond the program because I believe my mentor has sincere interest in seeing me succeed in my business. He has been a wonderful supporter and mentor.”
2018 Class of TECHquality Testimonials
"John has been pivotal in helping me to grow professionally in the past several months. We've had meaningful conversations that have translated directly into tangible payoffs for my company. He is helping me better understand the intricacies of networking and pitching a novel idea in the healthcare tech space. His mentorship has been extremely helpful. This is such a great program that I am learning so much from. The most important benefit is learning TANGIBLE steps to take to improve."
-Zachary Zuniga, Mentee
"This is my second time mentoring and it often helps me go back to my routes of networking and creative problem solving. Both of which seem to take the back seat in the corporate world. Stephanie did an amazing job of staying on task and following through with her requests and challenges she is facing. "
-Alicia Heazlitt, Mentor