AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs)

AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs)2022-09-01T08:06:19-04:00

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

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