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Next E-Team Stage 1 Deadline: October 7, 2015

The E-Team Program cultivates opportunities for collegiate technology entrepreneurs by providing early-stage support and funding of up to $25,000

Our E-Team Program gives college students the chance to move new tech ideas out of the lab and classroom and into the marketplace. The three-stage program provides grant funding, experiential workshops, veteran coaching and a potential investment opportunity to help teams manifest their projects’ full commercial potential.

  • Stage 1 provides funding of $5,000 to attend a three-day workshop on how to better articulate the opportunity for the innovation in the marketplace. Remaining funds may be used to support further development of the project/product.
  • Stage 2 provides additional funding of up to $20,000. In a second workshop, teams develop their business model hypotheses and plans to test them. Six monthly coaching sessions follow, helping keep teams moving forward.
  • VentureWell’s Stage 3 program focuses on helping teams develop a venture development plan to prepare for relationships with investors and strategic partners.

We define an “E-Team” as a multidisciplinary group of students, faculty, and mentors working together to bring an invention to market.

2015-16 E-Team Program; Accelerating technology invention & innovation for scalable impact. Stage 1: $5,000 grant funding, 50 teams, market analysis, value proposition development; Stage 2: $20,000 grant funding, 20 teams, Business model development, coaching; Stage 3: matching investment opportunity up to $50,000 2-3 teams, Investor and partner readiness training.


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2015-16 Deadlines:

  • Fall cycle: October 7, 2015
  • Winter cycle: January 27, 2016
  • Spring cycle: May 4, 2016

Meet our E-Teams

E-Team Program stages:

  • Stage 1: $5,000 + workshop
  • Stage 2: $20,000 + workshop + coaching
  • Stage 3: $50,000 investment opportunity

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