The Association for Women in Science Accelerator Applications are now open!


Apply to STEM to Market: The Association for Women in Science Accelerator by 2/4!

Applications are now open for the 2020 National Cohort of the Association for Women in Science’s (AWIS’) award-winning STEM to Market (S2M) Accelerator program! Supported by funding from the US Small Business Administration, S2M: The AWIS Accelerator is a uniquely flexible and holistic program designed to help a diversity of STEM-trained women transform their research into market-ready products that make customers’ lives better.

Building on 49 years of AWIS experience, S2M: The AWIS Accelerator is the only accelerator program tailored to the needs of women in STEM. S2M combines your scientific expertise with the specialized knowledge, mentorship, and community you need to build a solid foundation and navigate the challenging technology transfer and start-up worlds. Through the ten-month, primarily virtual, program, you will:

  • Receive customized commercialization training and support;
  • Become part of a network and community of STEM entrepreneurs, experts, and investors;
  • Access mentoring and advising from successful entrepreneurs, investors, funders, and market experts to help you build your product and/or company;
  • Develop strong connections to the investment and funding community;
  • Participate in an in-person kickoff 2-Day Launch Camp co-hosted by SEED SPOT in Phoenix, AZ;
  • And more!

The application deadline is February 4, 2020. The program application fee is $50 with waivers available for those who cannot afford this fee. As an added benefit, AWIS Members apply for free!






2-DAY LAUNCH CAMP – For entrepreneurs:

Registration open for 2-Day Launch Camp for Women in STEM!

Registration is now open for the Women in STEM 2-Day Launch Camp, brought to you by AWIS’ STEM to Market program and SEED SPOT! This 2-Day Launch Camp provides women entrepreneurs working in STEM fields with an opportunity to explore starting a venture a safe space to explore and launch their ideas. Throughout the program, participants will have access to mentors, content experts, AWIS and SEED SPOT’s specialty curriculum designed for Women in STEM, and a network of supporters.

When: February 25-26, 2020



515 E. Grant St.

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Cost: $150*

*As an added benefit, AWIS Members receive a $50 discount on registration! Accepted applicants to AWIS’ STEM to Market Accelerator program participate for free!


2-DAY LAUNCH CAMP – For mentors:

Join us for the Women in STEM 2-Day Launch Camp Mentor Breakfast!

The Women in STEM Mentor Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to meet the newest cohort of impact-driven STEM women entrepreneurs transforming their ideas into socially impactful business ventures! Presented by SEED SPOT and the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), the Mentor Breakfast is a highlight event within a two-day program for early-stage founders and provides speed-mentoring to participants from experts in business, startups, science, technology, engineering, and math. Register at


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