A Year of Forward Motion

Harnessing momentum from a blueprint that works, in 2023 VentureWell achieved exciting milestones, forged new partnerships, and expanded its capacity.

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Sea Change

VentureWell receives an award from NOAA to design an ocean-based climate resilience accelerator.

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The Importance of Mentorship

Working directly with mentors is one of the most transformative parts of the Aspire program.

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DEBUT Challenge

Offering $160K in prizes for student teams working on innovative solutions to unmet health and clinical problems.

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OPEN 2024

Standard registration is available until March 13.

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Shaping the Future of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Attendees share four key ways in which the Deshpande Symposium contributes to their work.

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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.

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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.
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Faculty Initiatives

We support faculty in developing programs that cultivate student innovators and promote institutional change through grants, workshops, training, and conferences.
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I&E Networks

We create and build networks to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, both nationally and within individual organizations and schools.
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$28M+

in Grants Awarded by VentureWell

1,100+

Institutions Have Participated in Our Programs

16,000+

Early-Stage Innovators Trained by VentureWell

$5.4B+

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

Ideas & Impact

Here are our top stories, new ideas & reflections.

Events & Opportunities

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OPEN 2024

The premier conference for STEM higher education faculty, staff, and researchers.
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Aspire Climatetech

Climatetech startups prepare for investor engagement with Aspire.
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funders & partners

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