Empower 2023, Celebrating Women Academic Entrepreneurs, April 26-28, 2023



About the Empower Conference

Princeton University's Empower conference strives to promote diversity, equity and inclusion by celebrating and empowering academic entrepreneurs who are committed to these efforts, including those from historically underrepresented groups.

The second conference in this series, Empower 2023, will highlight and celebrate women entrepreneurs throughout academia, bringing together national thought-leaders to share actionable knowledge and tools that can help transform university discoveries into companies and ventures that advance societal and economic progress. Empower 2023 will also feature a pitch competition.

The first conference in the series, Empower 2021, highlighted and celebrated Black entrepreneurs from throughout academia. Watch session recordings now.

Inclusive entrepreneurship is one of several new initiatives in the racial equity action plan established by Princeton’s Office of the Dean for Research in response to the call in 2020 by University President Christopher L. Eisgruber to develop plans to combat systemic racism at Princeton and beyond.



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To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Don Seitz at [email protected].

Empower is a Princeton University entrepreneurship conference hosted by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, part of the Office of the Dean for Research and a partner of Princeton Innovation.