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A pitch competition & symposium to empower academic women entrepreneurs

Committees

Founding Members

Nichole Mercier, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor & Director
Washington University in St. Louis

Kirsten Leute
Partner, University Relations
Osage University Partners


Communications/Marketing

Laura Schoppe (Chair)
Fuentek

James Zanewicz  (Vice Chair)
Tulane University

Michelle McQueen
Yale University

Sonia Kim
Northwestern

Kirsten Leute
Osage University Partners


Finance

Nikki Borman (Chair)
Borman & Company

John Perchorowicz
Strategic Advisor


Fundraising

Shobha Parthasarathi (Chair)
Xontogeny

 Jennifer Gottwald
WARF

 Jane Muir
Strategic Advisor

Forough Ghahramani
Edge


Mentorship and Judges

Tamsen Barrett (Chair)
Norton Rose Fulbright

Jennifer Shockro (Vice Chair)
Caltech

 Hamdi Cavusoglu
Merck Digital Services

Mandy Gettler
University of Oregon

Lisa Mueller
Casimir Jones

Stephanie Stehman
Spark Therapeutics


Partnerships

Karen Maples (Co-Chair)
Myutic 

Forough Ghahramani (Co-Chair)
Edge 

Kirsten Leute
Osage University Partners

Nichole Mercier
Washington University in St. Louis


Peer Communities

Sarah Eddy
Norton Rose Fulbright

Jennifer Gottwald
WARF

Karen Maples
Myutic

Nichole Mercier
Washington University in St. Louis


Training/Education

Kirsten Leute (Chair)
Osage University Partners

Dimitra Georganopoulou
Qral Ventures

Forough Ghahramani
Edge

Alexandra de Paz
Northwestern

Maria Rahmani
Columbia University

Laura Schoppe
Fuentek