From Cancer Survivor to Innovator: Hyivy's Inspiring Path to Redefining Women's Health

Ever wondered what it's like to pitch a product that women put in their vaginas to male investors? Find out in this episode of Pitch Please! In this episode we dive into the world of Hyivy, a groundbreaking medical device company that is revolutionizing women's healthcare. Our guest, Rachel Bartholomew, the CEO and founder of Hyivy, shares her inspiring journey from cancer survivor to entrepreneur, and how her personal experience led her to create a solution that addresses the challenges faced by women with pelvic-based cancers and diseases.

In this episode, Rachel discusses the challenges and rewards of medical device innovation, highlighting the complexities of developing and bringing a medical device to market. She also shares her vision of empowering doctors and patients alike, and the importance of clinical research in the journey towards launching Hyivy.

We explore the unique features of Hyivy's intelligent pelvic rehab device and its potential to transform the lives of women. Rachel takes us through the exciting moments of uncovering groundbreaking data and the endless memorable moments of pitching a product that challenges societal norms.

Don't miss out on this captivating episode as we delve into the compelling moments that prompted Rachel to start Hyivy and her unwavering passion to revolutionize women's health. Tune in to discover how Hyivy is reshaping the landscape of medical device innovation and paving the way for a brighter future in women's healthcare.

About Rachel Bartholomew  | (40) Rachel Bartholomew | LinkedIn
Rachel Bartholomew is a 2 time entrepreneur who is now working on her second company, Hyivy Health, created after her recent fight with cervical cancer. Hyivy Health is creating a pelvic rehabilitation device for the 1 in 3 women worldwide who will experience a pelvic health complication in their lifetime. Rachel is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and has been working in various roles in the entrepreneurship ecosystem for over 15 years. 

Hyivy Health is currently developing a single platform for clinicians including pelvic health physiotherapists and gynecological health providers including remote patient monitoring combined with the first ever smart and multi-therapeutic vaginal dilator. 

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From Cancer Survivor to Innovator: Hyivy's Inspiring Path to Redefining Women's Health
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