AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs)

AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs)2019-08-28T15:59:32-04:00

The AWARE Program is a multi-institutional partnership to enhance entrepreneurial competitiveness for women and minorities.

Indiana CTSI and the IU Research and Technology Corporation (IU-RTC) have partnered on the AWARE Program with the University of Louisville (UofL) and Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) to enhance the competitiveness and success rate of SBIR/STTR applications for women and minority entrepreneurs. AWARE Program Diagram showing the partnership between I.U., University of Louisville, and Missouri University of Science and Technology

The pilot program plans to ACCelerate Entrepreneurial SucceSS (ACCESS) of women and underrepresented minorities through the following:

  • Identify, engage and mentor them to pursue entrepreneurship as a career
  • Expand educational, experiential and networking opportunities
  • Enhance their competitiveness for federal grant applications
  • Create a regional ecosystem for entrepreneurs and sharing of best practices by UofL, IU and Missouri S&T

Entrepreneurial events help women, minorities with pitches, funding, commercialization

For the third year in a row, the IUPUI campus will host events that can help the general public, especially women and underrepresented minorities, learn more about entrepreneurship and commercializing university inventions. The 2019 AWARE: ACCESS program includes three workshops in September and October at Hine Hall, Room IP106, 875 W. North St. There will also be a November summit at the University of Louisville. All events are sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Indiana University, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, and the University of Louisville. Online registration is required.  

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