WEPAN Accelerator Days 2023

October 10, 2023
11:00 am
4:00 pm


While we welcome all who are interested, the WEPAN Accelerator Program Days are structured to empower and educate women and non-binary people in STEM in their entrepreneurship and commercialization journey. Applying an intersectional framework, we center people with multiple marginalized identities integrating contexts of systemic oppression and social stratification that influence access to support, resources, and critical knowledge. WEPAN is proud to partner with the AAC&U Convergence Program to provide professional and entrepreneurial development for BIPOC Women in STEM.


Day 1 - October 10, 11am-3pm ET

  • Welcome, Introductions, & Expectations
  • Values, Vision, & Impact
  • Problem, Customers, & Solution

Day 2 - October 11, 2-4pm ET

  • WEPAN Accelerator Webinar: Claiming Your Power
  • Community Mixer

Day 3 - October 12, 11am-2pm ET

  • Pitch Prep
  • Value Proposition & Assumption Testing
  • Business Model & Traction
  • Optional Office Hours

Day 4 - October 16, 11am-1pm ET

  • Additional Optional Office Hours

Day 5 - October 17, 12pm-4pm ET

  • Pitch Event
  • Mentor Mixer

The WEPAN Accelerator is a 2021 winner of the Small Business Administration’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The 2023 WEPAN Accelerator Program Days are co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Technology, Innovation and Partnerships and Translational Impacts (TIP/TI) Directorate.



Available to WEPAN members only. Log-in required.
Available to WEPAN members only. Log-in required.


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