Rose Rock Ascend

The inaugural cohort includes 15 energy startups doing exceptional work in fields ranging from geothermal energy to produced water.

Meet the Cohort

2024 Deshpande Symposium Awards

The winners have a proven track record of enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship in their campuses and communities.

Read more

NOAA Innovates Cohort

Eleven teams are chosen for the Ocean-Based Climate Resilience Accelerator, Powered by VentureWell.

Learn More

American-Made MSI Contract Readiness Prize

Up to $300K to increase the level of Department of Energy–contract readiness of Minority-Serving Institutions.

Learn More

Problem-Solving

A new white paper offers four ways to foster creative thinking in student entrepreneurs.

Read More

Ascend Energy & Mobility Accelerator

An opportunity for Michigan startups, presented by VentureWell, TechTown Detroit, and DOE’s EPIC Prize.

Apply Now

Our Vision

We envision a world in which science and technology innovators have the support, training, and access to networks and resources they need to solve the world’s most difficult problems.

VentureWell is on a mission to cultivate a pipeline of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges and to create lasting impact.

We foster collaboration among the best minds from research labs, classrooms, and beyond to advance innovation and entrepreneurship education and to provide unique opportunities for STEM students and researchers to fully realize their potential to improve the world.

Early Stage Innovators Icon

Early-Stage Innovators

We work directly with a variety of early-stage innovators to help them bring their ideas to market through workshops and training, coaching and mentoring, funding and awards.
Learn More
Faculty Initiatives Icon

Faculty Initiatives

We support faculty in developing programs that cultivate student innovators and promote institutional change through grants, workshops, training, and conferences.
Learn More
VentureWell Networks Icon

I&E Networks

We create and build networks to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, both nationally and within individual organizations and schools.
Learn More

$29.3M+

in Grants Awarded by VentureWell

1,200+

Institutions Have Participated in Our Programs

16,000+

Early-Stage Innovators Trained by VentureWell

$6B+

in Follow-On Funding Raised by Early-Stage Ventures We Supported

Ideas & Impact

Here are our top stories, new ideas & reflections.

Events & Opportunities

Apply Now

Ascend Energy & Mobility Accelerator

Preparing Michigan startups to launch their venture.
Apply Now

Sign Up for Waitlist

Aspire Medtech

Applications open soon. Sign up and be one of the first to be notified.
Sign Up for Waitlist

funders & partners

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Read More