AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs)

2017 Entrepreneurial Excellence: Social Venture Award Finalist

Award Description: Serve as change agents by creating and implementing sustainable solutions to reshape society, benefit humanity, and address social concerns. 

The AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs) program is a collaboration among the College of Engineering and the EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park, and is being funded by a $100,000 award from the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurship training, counseling, and networking. AWARE offers resources and an enhanced infrastructure that make the current entrepreneurial ecosystem more accessible to all. Learn more at