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Telemedicine Launches In Maine, 4 Founders Move On To Pitch At Founders + Funders NYC



Republic, the leading private investing platform, recently announced the winners of its first SheWorx Equity Crowdfunding Challenge. Republic held the SheWorx Equity Crowdfunding Challenge to provide selected female founders from the SheWorx community with comprehensive hands-on training and resources to launch their investment campaign.

As part of the challenge, four New York-based founders were selected as winners for their promising startups. Winners will also receive access to Republic’s network of investors, partners, and VIP events. The winners include:

  • Caroll Lee, Provenance Meals – organic prepared meal delivery for busy people
  • Rebecca Lima, The Lieu – feminine care subscription service for workplaces
  • Roxane Mollicchi, Wandering Barman – bottled cocktails handcrafted in Brooklyn
  • Rechelle Balanzat, Juliette* – premium laundry and dry cleaning

The winners will have the opportunity to pitch this week at Founders + Funders NYC, a one-day conference in New York on Nov. 8 that dives into the world of startups, fundraising, and investing for female and other underrepresented founders. The event gathers, educates, and builds community for women and underrepresented founders, investors, and allies.



Nurx, the health tech company providing convenient and affordable care for sensitive health needs, is now available in Maine. Nurx connects patients with providers through the company’s app and website, providing high-quality care for sensitive health needs including birth control, emergency contraception, HIV prevention and STI home testing and treatment.

Nurx eliminates the average wait time of 24 days to find an available doctor’s appointment, as well as the average two hours Americans spend driving to a doctor’s office, sitting in the waiting room, and filling out forms for a limited amount of face-to-face time with the doctor. After a patient shares their health history through the Nurx app, their Nurx medical provider will consult with the patient regarding their request within 1-2 days while the Nurx platform checks their insurance. If approved by their Nurx provider, medication and home testing kits arrive in discreet packaging at the patient’s home within 3-5 days.

After their initial consultation or exam, Nurx patients also have unlimited access to their provider, allowing them to ask as many questions about their health condition as they’d like.

“We’re more committed than ever to provide people in Maine with the compassionate care they need and deserve, especially for sensitive health needs that can be difficult to access and are often tied to shame or judgment,” said Nurx CEO Varsha Rao. “We are providing a patient-first healthcare experience with online consultations, home delivery of medication, and transparent and affordable pricing for people with and without health insurance.”

Nurx currently delivers personalized care to more than 200,000 patients across the country.

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