The STEM EMPOWER Accelerator seeks applications for the Spring 2023 cohort


Raleigh Woods

Startup Junkie and its Science Venture Studio are accepting applications for EMPOWERa 16-week accelerator for Arkansas women in STEM who want to commercialize their innovation with non-dilutive federal research funding.

During the program, participants will participate in weekly webinars that will focus on the impact of their innovation, go-to-market strategies, and the technical milestones that must be achieved in order to bring their innovation to market. They will also be matched with an industry mentor and a technology mentor to help them apply their learnings.

Applications close November 14. Applicants are encouraged to send a video of themselves answering the questions on their phone.

Applicants can schedule a 30 minute meeting with Katie Thompson, Executive Director of Science Venture Studio, so she can meet one-on-one and answer questions about the accelerator.

About Science Venture Studio: The Science Venture studio aims to help science and technology-based startups in Arkansas apply for non-dilutive federal funding. The SVS team is made up of a grants specialist, advisor, commercialization fellows and technology mentors, all passionate about helping small science and technology companies secure funding to develop their technology and grow their business. company. Part of Startup Junkie, SVS is supported by the Walton Family Foundation and works with Innovate Arkansas, the Northwest Arkansas Council, and the University of Arkansas Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


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