Mentors wanted for the EMPOWER cohort of Science Venture Studio


the Scientific company studio is looking for mentors to partner with five women in the studio’s EMPOWER Accelerator, a 16-week program helping women in Arkansas and non-binary people in STEM fields bring their ideas to market with funding federal non-dilutive.

EMPOWER mentees will master skills impacting innovation, go-to-market strategies and technical milestones that are critical to bringing their innovation to market.

The cohort is scheduled to run from January 24 to May 9. Potential mentors should complete this interest form before January 14.

Mentors should spend 30 minutes of their time each week connecting with their mentee to support them, make the connections they need and share their experiences with them.

In return, mentors will be able to witness cutting-edge technology in its early stages, make lasting connections in the startup community, and support someone who has an impact on our ecosystem.

“I am always blown away by the unwavering support that is continuously given to budding entrepreneurs,” said Katie Thompson, Director of Science Venture Studio and Leader of the EMPOWER Accelerator.

“I am very grateful to everyone who has volunteered their time so far and look forward to working with everyone during this program.”

About Science Venture Studio: The Science Venture Studio aims to help Arkansas science and technology startups 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 businesses secure funding to develop their technology and grow their business. business. SVS is supported by the Walton Family Foundation and works with Innovate Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Council, University of Arkansas Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Startup Junkie.


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