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A pitch competition & symposium to empower academic women entrepreneurs

Deadline extended to Jan. 31, 2021: call for applications

By Kristen Otto | December 18, 2020

Equalize is a virtual mentor program and pitch competition designed to take national action around the disparity of women academic inventors forming university startups. This mentorship and education program culminates in a one-day virtual pitch event on September 22, 2021. Applications are due Sunday, January 31, 2021.

The program selects, coaches, and promotes academic women inventors with startup technologies to engage the investor and corporate community, build networks, and create a sustainable effort to drive women-founded university startups.

Equalize is focused on academic women in:

  • therapeutics
  • med tech
  • physical science

sectors and will provide education on startups and pitching, individual sessions with a dedicated mentor, and preparation f​or a final pitch to an audience of investors, peers, and other supporters of advancing academic women entrepreneurship.

This event is hosted by Washington University in St. Louis & Osage University Partners.

>> Submit a pitch application and view eligibility requirements.