The Science Venture Studio is searching for mentors to pair with 5 ladies within the studio’s EMPOWER accelerator, a 16-week program helping Arkansas ladies and non-binary of us in STEM fields with bringing their concepts to market via non-dilutive federal funding.
Mentees within the EMPOWER program will grasp the abilities impacting innovation, commercialization methods and technical milestones which are important to bringing their innovation to market.
The cohort is scheduled to run from Jan. 24 to Could 9. Potential mentors ought to full this interest form by Jan. 14.
Mentors should commit half-hour of their time every week to attach with their mentee to help them, make connections for them which are wanted and share their experiences with them.
In return, mentors will be capable of witness innovative know-how at its earliest phases, make lasting connections within the startup group and help somebody who’s making an impression in our ecosystem.
“I’m at all times blown away by the outpouring help that’s regularly given to budding entrepreneurs,” stated Katie Thompson, director of Science Enterprise Studio and chief of the EMPOWER accelerator.
“I’m very grateful for all which have volunteered their time to date and stay up for working with everybody over the course of this program.”
About Science Enterprise Studio: The Science Enterprise Studio goals to assist Arkansas science- and technology-based startups apply for non-dilutive federal funding. The SVS workforce consists of a grant specialist, advisor, commercialization fellows and know-how mentors all with the eagerness for serving to small science and know-how companies safe funding to develop their know-how and develop their firm. SVS is supported by the Walton Household Basis and collaborates with Innovate Arkansas, the Northwest Arkansas Council, College of Arkansas Workplace of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Startup Junkie.