E-Team Program

Next deadlines: January 25, 2017 and May 3, 2017

VentureWell helps student inventors make an impact on the world.

We fund and train student inventors and entrepreneurs who want to address important problems in the world through new technology-based ventures. Our E-Team Program provides funding, immersive workshops, and specialized coaching to student STEM innovators to help them move their inventions into the marketplace.

What’s an E-Team?
An E-Team—or Entrepreneur-Team—is a multidisciplinary group of students and faculty working together to bring an invention to market. Here are some of our top E-Teams.

There are five questions to ask:

  1. Do you have a science or technology invention?
  2. Could your invention scale to address a social or environmental need? Some examples of types of technologies we fund include medical or healthcare-related
    devices, clean energy technologies, and technologies for low-resource settings.
  3. Does your team include two or more students (grad or undergrad)?
  4. Does your team have a faculty advisor?
  5. Is your university a VentureWell member? Check your school’s membership status.

If the answer to all of those questions is yes, then the E-Team Program is for you. Read the detailed guidelines.

What are the benefits of participating in the E-Team Program?

You can receive up to $25k in grants to support your venture.

Learn from experts in student venture development in our intensive workshops in Cambridge, MA.

Share ideas with other E-Teams, learn from mentors, and build partnerships.

read the guidelines

frequently asked questions



  • Winter cohort: October 5, 2016
  • Spring cohort: January 25, 2017
  • Summer cohort: May 3, 2017

Meet our E-Teams

E-Team Program stages:

  • Stage 1: $5,000 + workshop
  • Stage 2: $20,000 + workshop + coaching
  • Stage 3: ASPIRE – investment and partnership training

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