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Sitting Down with Martina Roos of Sardona Therapeutics
By Kayti Mangels   • August 15, 2023
Sitting Down with Martina Roos of Sardona Therapeutics “Have a clear vision, tell a good […]
Equalize 2023 Pitch Videos | Digital Tools
By Kayti Mangels   • July 25, 2023
Equalize 2023 Pitch Videos | Physical Sciences
By Kayti Mangels   • July 25, 2023
   
Equalize 2023 Pitch Videos | MedTech
By Kayti Mangels   • July 25, 2023
Equalize 2023 Pitch Videos | Therapeutics
By Kayti Mangels   • July 25, 2023
 
Equalize 2023 Pitch Competition Results Announced
By Kayti Mangels   • July 11, 2023
Last month’s (June 29, 2023) virtual Equalize pitch day marked the end of the fourth […]
2023 Pitcher Profile
By Kayti Mangels   • May 18, 2023
Our Pitchers for 2023 have been selected! They are from the following institutions: Brown University […]
Equalize 2022 Pitch Videos — MedTech
By Sarah Goode   • July 12, 2022
Equalize 2022 Pitch Videos — Therapeutics
By Sarah Goode   • July 12, 2022
Equalize 2022 Pitch Awards Announcement
By Sarah Goode   • July 1, 2022
Equalize welcomes keynote, Amy J. Millman
By Sarah Goode   • June 20, 2022
Equalize is honored to announce this year’s keynote, Amy Millman. Amy is the Managing Partner […]
Thank you sponsors
By Sarah Goode   • June 10, 2022
A sincere thank you to our Equalize 2022 sponsors. Your support makes this event possible […]
YouTube video features Equalize’s 2022 cohort
By Sarah Goode   • May 3, 2022
2022 pitchers and their universities are highlighted in this video posted on WashU OTM’s YouTube and Twitter pages. Please […]
Equalize 2022 Judges Announced
By Sarah Goode   • April 14, 2022
MedTech Jeff Hersh Chief Medical Officer, GE Healthcare Mitzi Krockover Partner, SSB Solutions Gladys Nunez […]
Equalize 2021 MedTech Mentors Matched
By Sarah Goode   • March 17, 2022
Tara Butler, a venture capitalist in medical devices and diagnostics, will mentor Anjelica Gonzalez of Yale University. Wayne […]
It’s Women’s History Month! What better time to open registration?
By Sarah Goode   • March 9, 2022
Reserve your spot in Equalize 2022. What better time to open registration for Equalize than […]
Equalize 2022 Mentor-Pitcher Matches in MedTech
By Sarah Goode   • February 8, 2022
David Caouette and Rana Al Hallaq of Pfizer will mentor Mary Driscoll of Yale University. Bob Dempsey of AsclepiX Therapeutics, Inc. […]
Equalize 2022 Mentor-Pitcher Matches in Therapeutics
By Sarah Goode   • February 8, 2022
Julie Cherrington, biotechnology executive, will mentor Sui Huang of Northwestern University. Wayne Embree of Rev1 Ventures will mentor Monica […]
Equalize 2022 Pitchers Announced
By Sarah Goode   • December 17, 2021
Equalize is a virtual mentor program and pitch competition designed to take national action around […]
Equalize 2022 Pitch Applicant Profile
By Kristen Otto   • November 11, 2021
Applications for the 2022 cohort closed November 10. New participants will be announced December 17, […]
Equalize 2022 Application Info Session (Video)
By Kristen Otto   • October 7, 2021
This session was recorded via Zoom Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Presenters: Martina Roos (2020 pitcher) […]
Equalize 2022 Education Sessions — Open to all academic women inventors
By Kristen Otto   • October 5, 2021
Startups 101 for women in academia Monday, October 11 Noon ET / 11 CT / […]
Equalize 2022 CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Ready. Set. Share. Social media graphics are here.
By Kristen Otto   • October 5, 2021
Equalize is a pitch competition designed to take national action around the disparity of women […]
Equalize 2021 Pitch Videos — Therapeutics
By Kristen Otto   • October 5, 2021
Equalize 2021 Pitch Videos — MedTech
By Kristen Otto   • October 5, 2021
Equalize 2021 Pitch Awards Announcement
By Kristen Otto   • September 28, 2021
Post pitch panelists announced
By Kristen Otto   • September 16, 2021
Equalize 2021 pitch judges announced
By Kristen Otto   • September 10, 2021
MedTech Jeff Hersh* Chief Medical Officer, GE Healthcare Mitzi Krockover* Principal, Golden Seeds Gladys Nunez […]
Catch us on Clubhouse — Part 2
By Kristen Otto   • August 23, 2021
Equalize pitchers will share their entrepreneurial journeys live on Clubhouse August 25. >> Join us!
Catch us on Clubhouse
By Kristen Otto   • August 16, 2021
Equalize pitchers will share their entrepreneurial journeys live on Clubhouse August 17. >> Join us!
Sneak peek: Awards, sponsored by Osage University Partners
By Kristen Otto   • August 3, 2021
Artists at Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, Missouri created custom glass awards for Equalize pitch […]
Equalize mentioned in Science Magazine
By Kristen Otto   • May 11, 2021
Read the May 7, 2021 editorial “Opening the path to biotech” by Sangeeta Bhatia, Nancy Hopkins […]
AIM-HI to Award $1 Million in Seed Funding to Female-Led Oncology Startup
By Kristen Otto   • March 26, 2021
The AIM-HI Accelerator Fund’s Women’s Venture Competition is a first-of-its-kind program that provides funding, coaching and networking opportunities […]
Equalize 2022 dates & deadlines announced
By Kristen Otto   • March 12, 2021
Event Date Applications Due November 10, 2021 Application Review November 11 — 19, 2021 Finalists […]
Equalize 2021 Therapeutics Mentors Matched
By Kristen Otto   • March 5, 2021
Julie Cherrington, a Life Science Executive, will mentor Ruchi Gupta of Northwestern University. Karen Hong of Novo Ventures […]
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 […]
Equalize 2021 Pitch Applicant Profile
By Kristen Otto   • February 1, 2021
Applications for the 2021 cohort closed January 31. Finalists will be notified by February 12. […]
Equalize 2021 Application Info Session — Recording
By Kristen Otto   • January 28, 2021
Pitch applicants were invited to attend an information session before applications are due January 31. […]
Equalize 2021: Ready. Set. Share. Social media graphics are here.
By Kristen Otto   • January 5, 2021
Equalize 2021 is a pitch competition designed to take national action around the disparity of […]
Equalize 2021 Application Info Session — Jan. 26
By Kristen Otto   • January 4, 2021
Pitch applicants are invited to attend an information session before applications are due January 31. […]
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 […]
What was the most valuable aspect of Equalize? (Video)
By Kristen Otto   • December 14, 2020
https://youtu.be/DhhRIZinphc Kacey Marra and Martina Roos share experiences as Equalize 2020 pitchers. Equalize 2021 is […]
Call for applications — Equalize 2021
By Kristen Otto   • December 10, 2020
Equalize is a virtual mentor program and pitch competition designed to take national action around […]
Equalize 2021: Ready. Set. Share. Social media graphics are here.
By Kristen Otto   • November 4, 2020
Equalize 2021 is a pitch competition designed to take national action around the disparity of […]
Testimonials from Equalize 2020 pitchers
By Kristen Otto   • July 30, 2020
“I thoroughly enjoyed participating and learning a lot from this event. Thank you for providing […]
Equalize Pitch Awards Announcements
By Kristen Otto   • June 25, 2020
People’s Choice Awards Diagnostics & Medical Devices: Kacey Marra, University of Pittsburgh Therapeutics: Judith Sebolt-Leopold, University of […]
Meet the Pitchers: Therapeutics
By Kristen Otto   • June 24, 2020
Alexis Demonbreun Northwestern University Startup: Ikaika Therapeutics Technology: Genetic modifiers of muscle disease as therapeutic targets >> […]
Meet the Pitchers: Diagnostics & Medical Devices
By Kristen Otto   • June 24, 2020
Reetuparna Das University of Michigan Startup: Sequal Technology: Ultra-rapid molecular diagnosis of cancer >> bio Melanie Joy […]
Pitch competition & people’s choice awards sneak peek
By Kristen Otto   • June 4, 2020
Artists at Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, Missouri designed custom awards for pitch […]
Q&A with Victoria Friedman, Dennemeyer & Associates
By Kristen Otto   • June 3, 2020
Dennemeyer is a proud sponsor of Equalize 2020. Read more about their commitment to women […]
Thank you sponsors
By Kristen Otto   • May 18, 2020
A sincere thank you to our dedicated sponsors who continued to support Equalize 2020 despite […]
Equalize will move to virtual platform
By Kristen Otto   • April 22, 2020
Due to travel limitations and social distancing requirements of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Equalize will move […]
Registration Deadline & Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Update
By Kristen Otto   • March 9, 2020
Friday, May 22 is the registration deadline to attend the Equalize 2020 morning symposium, afternoon pitch competition and awards […]
Equalize 2020 Visiting Entrepreneurs Announced
By Kristen Otto   • February 11, 2020
In fall 2019, 12 pitch finalists were selected from 57 applicants. Seven applicants who were not chosen to […]
Equalize 2020 Mentors Matched
By Kristen Otto   • January 27, 2020
Therapeutics Session  Jay Parrish of Vir Biotechnology, Inc. will mentor Barbara Ehrlich, Yale University. Technology: A new […]
Equalize 2020 Pitch Presenters Announced
By Kristen Otto   • January 3, 2020
Twelve finalists were selected from 57 applicants. Equalize 2020 will run two, parallel pitch sessions: […]
Equalize 2020 Pitch Applicant Profile
By Kristen Otto   • December 12, 2019
With overwhelming response for the event’s first year, applications for the 2020 cohort closed November […]
Pitch applications extended to November 18 by Noon CST
By Kristen Otto   • November 18, 2019
Due to minor technical errors, the application will remain open ONE MORE DAY until Noon […]
Equalize featured in Tech Transfer Central
By Kristen Otto   • November 6, 2019
Washington U launches pitch competition to support women entrepreneurs — techtransfercentral.com By Jesse Schwartz There’s a […]
First-of-its-kind pitch competition coming to St. Louis
By Kristen Otto   • October 29, 2019
It’s no secret that there’s an enormous funding and support gap between startups founded by […]
First Speaker Announced: Elizabeth Dougherty, USPTO
By Kristen Otto   • October 15, 2019
Elizabeth Dougherty, Eastern Regional Outreach Director at the United States Patent & Trademark Office will […]
First Sponsor Announced: Polsinelli
By Kristen Otto   • October 14, 2019
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 875 attorneys in 21 offices […]
I’ll be there!
By Kristen Otto   • October 2, 2019
Registration is open and filling up fast! If you are coming to St. Louis June […]
Ready. Set. Share. Social media graphics, flyer & digital signage
By Kristen Otto   • April 23, 2019
Equalize 2020 is a pitch competition and symposium designed to take national action around the […]