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A pitch competition & symposium to empower academic women entrepreneurs

Equalize 2021 Pitchers Announced

By Kristen Otto | February 18, 2021

Equalize is a virtual mentor program and pitch competition designed to take national action around the disparity of women academic inventors forming university startups.

Twelve women academic entrepreneurs were selected for the Equalize 2021 cohort. Mentorship and educational sessions begin in March, and the program will culminate with a virtual pitch competition on September 22, 2021.


Guelay Bilen-Rosas
University of Wisconsin

Susann Brady-Kalnay
Case Western Reserve University

Hong Chen
Washington University in St. Louis

Anjelica Gonzalez
Yale University

Anais Rameau
Cornell University

Kyuson Yun
Houston Methodist/Cornell University



Moshmi Bhattacharya
Rutgers University

Angelique Bordey
Yale University

Ashley Brown
North Carolina State University

Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova
University of Kentucky

Ruchi Gupta
Northwestern University

Carrie Perlmann
Stevens Institute of Technology