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VentureWell News

9/16/14 NCIIA is now VentureWell.

9/6/14 VentureWell partners with State Department global mentoring network for MENA, Asia regions.

Partner News

9/13/14 GIST I-Tech Business Competition Heating Up! The 67 semi-finalists are entrepreneurs representing 34 countries across Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

Grantee & Alumni News

9/6/14 PharmaChk receives $2m grant to speed commercialization of its portable screening device that detects fake and substandard medicines.

9/3/14 Sanergy cofounders Vallabhaneni and Lindsay Stradley, husband and wife, win the 2014 Grinnell Prize — a $100,000 award honoring young innovators in social justice.

Innovation Network News

9/9/14 The Lemelson-MIT Program awards  prestigious prize and $500K to Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, biomedical engineer and professor, for designing and commercializing miniaturized technologies with applications to improve human health.


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