News that matters to inventors, innovators, investors, educators and entrepreneurs

May 2015

5/21/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Three Venture Well E-Teams--Dock Technologies, Iron Goat, and Recon Therapeutics--accepted as Finalists for the MassChallenge Boston 2015 accelerator.

April 2015

4/16/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Stage 2 E-Team Afthon creates more efficient generator, solves power shortages in remote areas Read more here.

4/2/15 | Partner news, VentureWell news
Apply by May 11 for University Innovation Fellows Program Read more here.

March 2015

3/31/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
University Innovation Fellows launch #uifresh campaign to attract and retain first-year students to STEM majors Read more here.

3/19/15 | VentureWell news
Student inventors and entrepreneurs push the boundaries of science and technology to make our world healthier, greener. Media invited to private Open Minds showcase in Washington, D.C.Read more here.

3/18/15 | VentureWell news
Network That Turns Students Inventors into Entrepreneurs Convenes in Washington, D.C. This Week. Read more.

3/18/15 | VentureWell news
The Venture List: 2014 – 2015 News and Newsmakers. Find out more.

3/16/15 | VentureWell news
Media Invited to VentureWell’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Network Event, Open 2015. Find out more

February 2015

2/25/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
I-Corps alum & current E-Team Elegus Technologies featured in Bloomberg Business for making a safer battery using kevlar

2/24/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Congrats to E-Team Fluid-Screen for being chosen as one of four winners of the 1776 Challenge Cup in Boston!

January 2015

1/22/15 | VentureWell news
VentureWell President Phil Weilerstein quoted in Fast Company article on students fighting to claim IP revenue from undergrad startups

1/16/15 | Innovation Network news
25 U.S. Institutions Selected for Pathways to Innovation Program by NSF-Funded Epicenter

December 2014

12/12/14 | Innovation Network news
Steve Blank Challenges Federal Government to Learn Entrepreneurship” article in Forbes on NSF and NIH I-Corps programs.

November 2014

11/24/14 | VentureWell news
VentureWell’s Open Conference registration goes live.

11/20/14 | Partner news
Epicenter PI Sheri Sheppard, professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford, named U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

11/20/14 | VentureWell news
VentureWell partners with State Department global mentoring network for MENA, Asia regions.

11/11/14 | Innovation Network news
Building a United States of Innovators” article on the NSF I-Corps National Innovation Network in the Center for Innovation Management Studies newsletter.

October 2014

10/31/14 | Grantee & Alumni news
Selling and trading groundwater rights is no longer a complicated exercise thanks to Mammoth Trading’s innovative approach, based on NSF-funded research.

10/30/14 | Grantee & Alumni news
Three VentureWell E-Teams won MassChallenge Awards. Disease Diagnostic Group and DrinkWell each won $100K. Fluid-Screen won $50K.

10/8/14 | Partner news
Village Capital will host a happy hour on October 16 in Louisville, KY, featuring 12 of the country’s most promising agricultural entrepreneurs. Join them if you are in the area.

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