Equalize welcomes keynote, Amy J. Millman

Equalize is honored to announce this year’s keynote, Amy Millman. Amy is the Managing Partner at StageNext LLC, Founder of Springboard Enterprises, and a passionate advocate for women entrepreneurs…

Thank you sponsors

A sincere thank you to our Equalize 2022 sponsors. Your support makes this event possible and helps empower academic women inventors in their entrepreneurial journeys.   Gold Sponsors     Additional Sponsors   

YouTube video features Equalize’s 2022 cohort

2022 pitchers and their universities are highlighted in this video posted on WashU OTM’s YouTube and Twitter pages. Please support these remarkable women by liking, loving, and/or re-sharing on your social media!

It’s Women’s History Month! What better time to open registration?

Reserve your spot in Equalize 2022. What better time to open registration for Equalize than during Women’s History Month? Reserve your spot now for the live virtual pitch event on June 30, 2022, 12:30pm – 5:00pm CT. “Fun facts” about (just a few) women who have made history in science and innovation… The earliest recorded […]

Equalize 2022 Mentor-Pitcher Matches in MedTech

David Caouette and Rana Al Hallaq of Pfizer will mentor Mary Driscoll of Yale University. Bob Dempsey of AsclepiX Therapeutics, Inc. will mentor Katelyn Swindle-Reilly of The Ohio State University. Nancy Hong of Rivervest will mentor Ariella Shikanov of the University of Michigan. Bill Perry of Deep Blue Medical Advances, Inc. will mentor Maria Croyle […]

Equalize 2022 Mentor-Pitcher Matches in Therapeutics

Julie Cherrington, biotechnology executive, will mentor Sui Huang of Northwestern University. Wayne Embree of Rev1 Ventures will mentor Monica Jablonski of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. Sean Evans of Johnson & Johnson will mentor Julie Magarian Blander of Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University. Robyn Goforth of VIC Technology Venture Development will mentor Julie […]

Equalize 2022 Pitchers Announced

Equalize is a virtual mentor program and pitch competition designed to take national action around the disparity of women academic inventors forming university startups. Fifteen women academic entrepreneurs were selected for the Equalize 2022 cohort. Mentorship and educational sessions begin in January, and the program will culminate with a virtual pitch competition on June 30, […]