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Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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Equalize 2021 Application Info Session

Tuesday, January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am • Organized By Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Online Event


Equalize 2021 is a pitch competition to empower academic women entrepreneurs. The application deadline is January 31, 2021.

Potential pitch applicants are invited to attend an applicant information session. Panelists include 2020 pitchers and will conclude with an open Q&A session.


  • Insight from 2020 participants including mentor meetings and how Equalize 2020 participation enhanced their startups
  • New category for 2021 — Physical Sciences/Technology
  • What we are looking for in applications
  • Why Washington University in St. Louis and Osage University Partners are committed to national action around the disparity of women academic inventors forming university startups


Sunyoung Kim
CEO, Chosen Diagnostics
Professor at Louisiana State University Health New Orleans
Equalize 2020 Participant

Martina Roos
CEO, Sardona Therapeutics
Professor at University of California, Los Angeles
Equalize 2020 Participant

Nichole Mercier
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Washington University in St. Louis